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    Mediterranean folk in cross stitches

    The echoes of the most famous sea in the patterns from Avlea In Greek it means “courtyard” and it’s pronounced “Av-lee-ah”: it’s the name that Krista West, founder and designer, has chosen for her brand of cross-stitch charts, all inspired by the rich and colorful patterns of the textile tradition of the Mediterranean countries. And we can actually see many unmistakable signs of Southern Italy, Spain, Greece and French Provence in all the models from Krista, inspired – as she revealed – from the years she spent working as a specialty taylor for the Greek Othodox church. They enabled her to get to know their local folklore and its embroidery,…