Got a windowbox or space on a work surface? Then we’ve got a great excuse for you to grow your own! Herbs are an amazing way to pack even the dullest dishes full of flavour. Be it a sprinkling of rosemary on your roast potatoes, or a pinch of thyme in your tomato sauce, they’re always handy to have to hand, which is why we’ve brought you these four herbs cross stitch designs!
This set of 4 cross stitch charts, designed by Susan Bates, includes:
Use them as markers on pots or plant tubs, patch them onto a packet of seeds, or just frame them as a pretty set of pictures to hang on your kitchen wall. Simple to stitch, with each motif worked in just a few thread shades, you’ll have a beautiful bunch of herbs in no time! Why not turn your finished stitching into a greeting card for someone who loves gardening?
You should be able to stitch each of these designs in 8 to 10 hours. They’re made up of whole cross stitches with some backstitch and French knots. We’ve stitched ours on to Zweigart 14-count white aida (measuring 18x15cm or 7x6in per design).
This design was originally published in Cross Stitch Crazy magazine, issue 189.