Bright and colourful hollyhocks

I know many of you have already started stitching the  purple rhododendrons in this new flower series that started in last month’s GOLD, issue 108

Purple rhododendron

But here, with the second instalment in this series, in issue 109, are a bright and colourful display of red, pink and orange hollyhocks. The hollyhock is a classic cottage garden flower, and there are quite a few that stand tall in the herbaceous borders of my garden. This design is brought to life simply with whole cross stitches, no fractionals or backstitches, meaning that anyone can attempt this design. If you a beginner then take it slowly and take a section at a time.

Bright and colourful hollyhocks 001

If you are as excited as me about these floral design then take a sneak preview for next month’s issue……………..glorious sunflowers!

Sunflowers 001

and, if you like these, then look at where you find  more flower designs of mine like these, made up into kits.


3 comments on “Bright and colourful hollyhocks

  1. lorief1 says:

    I think these hollyhocks are very beautiful! Great work!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Lesley! I am so happy that I am subscriber of Cross Stitch Gold and other mags as well. But this time I found so beautifull Rhododendron in issue 108. I have allready buy DMC Threads and fabric and will try to start my stitching as soon as possible! Now I wait for issue 109 with this wonderfull Hollyhocks! What a fabulous colours in these designs! When stitched I Think it will be a piece of Amazing Art with such Bright colours…Thank You so much for these fantastic designs.

    Best wishes from lucky stitcher

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