In Anatolia, most of women like doing cross-stitch works. Actually traditionally, it is a part of richness of a young ladies too… Their wedding chests are full of with many pieces of this work. Especially the bed sheets are being made with cross-stitch touches…
Still it is a part of our culture… I love to make cross-stitch too… Even in these days I try to make a little pillow… when I finish I will share with you all.
There is amazing creative woman in this area, Filiz Türkocağı. She turns our traditional İznik tile patterns to cross-stitched fabric pieces…. Inspired me a lot. She also makes these pieces with an apply of decoupage technique to lamp shades, or cupboards, or canvas…… They are standing amazing.
All patterns belong to Filiz Türkocağı, she published them in a magazine and people made them from there. Here are some of them,
Filiz Türkocağı, she is making an old traditional lamp with cross-stitch,
If you click here, “ filiz türkocağı iznik çini desenleri kanaviçe”
you can find the patterns….