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NEW Kokeshi Dolls Needlepoint Pattern

By February 19, 2010

A new FREE Needlepoint pattern has been posted featuring a set of three traditional-style Japanese Kokeshi Dolls.

Kokeshi are traditional Japanese dolls hand-carved from cherry, dogwood or maple that has aged outdoors for five years. These dolls feature no arms or legs - only the trunk and head are carved, with the head often featuring a small decoration such as a bow or hat. Limbs, clothing, hair and facial details are hand-painted on the wooden body after carving to make each doll unique.

Work the pattern in traditional Tent Stitches, on a background stitched in Asian-Inspired stitches such as Nobuko Stitch or Rice Stitch.


February 19, 2010 at 10:26 am
(1) Connie G. says:

Oh Cheryl, you are so bad for tempting me with this wonderful pattern! It’s not like I don’t already have a million projects I want to stitch already! Love this one!

February 19, 2010 at 2:26 pm
(2) Needlepoint Guide says:

Glad you like it – there’s nothing like adding one more pattern on the to-do list! :-)

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