This is the fourth pattern of the Yin Yang project.
Yin and Yang are Chinese concepts.
Yin and Yang are two contradictory elements of the universe.
The universe: everything that is, therefore also everything that is not is called TAO.
It is not possible to know or understand the TAO, it shows itself in two contradictory values: Yin and Yang.
They are not absolute opposites like good and evil they only exist in relation to each other.
Yin is linked with the dark moon (witch it is turned away from the sun) and corresponds to female nature.
Yang is connected with the clear sun and corresponds to male nature.
A good balance between Yin and Yang brings harmony and prosperity.
The original Yin Yang sign is in black and white.
I designed four colored patterns and played with the shape.
The pattern only contains black-work stitches.
Black-work stitches are explained in the pattern.
Only six colours are used in this pattern.
I did embroider this pattern with Au Ver à Soie-Soie d’Alger silk using one strand.
After it was finished I handpicked the colours to DMC.
Both colour ranges show a lot similarity, but there always will be little differences.
A computer image of the DMC version is included in the pattern.
Because only six colours are used it will be easy to adjust the pattern to your own taste.
E.g. you can embroider the pattern in six shades of the same colour.
Are you a fan of Yin Yang, buy pattern Yin Yang variation A,B,C,D. It contains all four patterns.
Size: 152 x 152 stitches ( across two strands of fabric ) (circa 13,5 x 13,5 cm.)
Fabric: Jobelan 12,5 threads/cm. Colour: light crème no.862.44 size 40 x 40 cm.
Used thread: Au Ver à Soie-Soie d’Alger
Amount of Colours: 6
Convert list to: DMC
Kind of stitches: Black-work stitches
Year of design: 2016
Amount of pages: 7
PDF size: 506kB
A4 and Letter are both included in the order.