2017 is the year of the Rooster. To celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year we have 9 Oriental cross stitch designs for you to get stuck into.
10th out of 12 in the Chinese zodiac calendar, the Rooster is of the yang attribute and signifies fortune, luck, fidelity, protection as well as bossiness!
2. Chinese Folk Heroine Mu Guiying Cross Stitch Kit – This stunning design features Mu Guiying a legendary heroine from ancient China’s Northern Song Dynasty. She is renowned for being brave, resolute and loyal, a cultural symbol of a steadfast woman! Well worth stitching we would say.
3. Giant Panda Bear Head Cross Stitch Kit – We’re sure you won’t be able to resist stitching this fabulous Giant Panda easily recognised by the large, distinctive black patches around its eyes, ears, and across its round body.
4. Harlequin Oriental Dog Cross Stitch Kit – One of the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac, the Dog is a Chinese symbol of loyalty and honesty. They are amiable and kind, cautious and prudent and will do everything for the person who they think is most important to them!
5. Cute Little Prince &Princess Cross Stitch Kit – These little cuties are legendary characters from the Peking Opera – so adorable! These would be great fun to stitch.
6. Pretty Pink Water Lilies Cross Stitch Kit – These beautiful pink & white water lilies are sure to make a stunning floral stitched display.
7. Peking Opera The Drunken Beauty Cross Stitch Kit – This stunning Chinese figure, Drunken Beauty, dates back to the Kang Dynasty over 1500 years ago. The character wears traditional heavy makeup and costume. She sings and dances, telling the story of her life through her performance.
This cross stitch kit is simply stunning. Cherry blossoms by a bridge is a quintessential oriental style and it would be a delight to stitch this and see it come together. It brings a sense of calm don’t you think?
9. Chinese Zodiac Cross Stitch Chart – FREE chart
We’ve got this amazing cross stitch Chinese New Year design for you, featuring the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac.
This cross stitch Chinese New Year design first appeared in Jo Verso’s Cross Stitch Year back in 1998 but we’ve reworked it (with permission) and brought it bang up to date for 2017.
We really got into the spirit of Chinese New year here at SewandSo HQ, with these cross stitch kit and charts, we think you will too. Happy Stitching!