ONL 155 – “The Tinctorium Mandala”

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Please note that this are not genuine fabric colors of any manufactuer. The colors have been hand-chosen by me, as they represent an array of colors which act as a decent, though emphasizing background for my intricate design. I strongly recommend to avoid any bold colored and/or mottled so-called "hand dyed" fabrics. Your months-long work on details and specialitles will be lost in any agitated background.

This is the  “THE TINCTORIUM Mandala”,

which will be – in the layout- a sibling to


It depicts a garden for dyeing plants. Medieval ages made most of any plants and herbs in various ways. Of course for meals and healing purposes, but as well herbs, plant parts and fruit were used to dye spun threads and  woven fabrics to beautiful colors.

I have designed this piece with a color “circle” in mind – from yellows over oranges to red, to purple, to blues and greens. If you ever dyed your threads yourself with any plant matter, you will know that the colors are mostly soft, natural and just beautiful – nothing flashy in natural dyes…

Mainly cross stitch, this design features as well Special Stitches, beads, crystals and many diverse kinds of threads and braids for an entertaining stitching .

The design is published in 4 parts.

The first part came out Dec 2014 ,next in March, June and August 2015

The size is approx. 310 x 310 stitches.

Kits of the materials can be purchased at ECC

Material List: Onl 155 – Mat List


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17 Replies to “ONL 155 – “The Tinctorium Mandala”

  1. Ich möchte wissen ob bei European crosstich company das model “Tinctorium Garden” das selbe ist wie “Tictorium Mandala”. Es fellen nehmlich die Bumen. Danke fur die Antwort ich möchte beschtellen.

  2. Ja, das ist das Gleiche : Onl 155
    Die Blumen “fehlen” nicht, sondern werden erst in kommenden Teilen veröffentlicht.
    mfG Martina Rosenberg

  3. Héeee Martina,just saw that the third part of Tinctorium is coming in June…
    Normaly you post the parts the first of the month?
    Did I mis it or is it delayed?

    1. Hi Renée,
      From this new website on I do publish parts due in the month mentioned. Not necessarily on the 1st though. With all the stuff going on in my life I appreciate a bit of “give” in the publishing date 🙂
      I am working on Tinc. part these days and it will come next week surely.

  4. If I purchase the Tinctorium will it be mailed to me? Also, will I get the complete pattern all at once? I am new to this website and not sure how things work. Thanks.

    1. Hi Julia, my c harts and instructions are NOT mailed to you – you will receive a link in email where you can download and save to your HD. Please read the FAQ !
      Tinctorium is not a complete pattern, it is published in 4 parts, as you can read in the text for this design above.

  5. Hi Martina
    I purchased Tinctorium on 21 March 2015, Paypal Transaction ID 6EH55720DS948405S.
    I note in earlier posts that you are currently working on it, has Parts 3 & 4 been released yet?
    Thanks and regards

    1. Hi Debbie,

      part 3 was published and part 4 will be in September. You can see your “new” links in your account on my site and
      download from there, preferably NOT on a phone or tablet, but on a desktop or alike. Works safer 🙂
      kind regards, Martina

    1. Hi Isabelle, yes, if you purchase the chart there will be a materials list which gives
      cotton approximations, if possible. Some threads can not be “translated” into plain cotton
      floss though.

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