Stitch-your-own Chess Board in DMC Coloris Threads

DoodleCraft Design stitched chess board


This chessboard has been designed using variagated DMC Coloris thread range, however it can be stitched in any colour. The Chessboard displayed here has been stitched on Antique White Aida with DMC Coloris thread number 4504.

Each square of the board as a different Blackwork Embroidery design whilst the frame is cross stitch and the border an innovative mix of Cross Stitch & Blackwork embroidery styles bringing life and structure to the chessboard and creating a uniquely beautiful design.

Once stitched the board can be framed or presented on a wooden board under glass to protect your hard-work and the love and passion you put into your stitching
Alternatively It is also foldable for travelling unlike many cardboard versions – we even have a customer who has leather backed her kits for use when camping
It is cotton so can be washed in warm water without running - and irons well
The 18 count Aida offers the tension required to provide a flat playing surface for the games pieces – linen can gather more if your tension is not uniform in your stitches

The opportunity to create a modern Heirloom is here

Please Note: all our charts are for COUNTED stitching and are not printed onto fabric.

The Finished design size is 40 x 40cm (16 x 16 inches)
The Number of Thread Colours used is 1. We recommend DMC Stranded Cotton for our designs but can specify other manufacturers thread codes on request, please contact us for details.
The Fabric Count for this design is 18 count Aida.
There are some fractional stitches used in this design.

All our designs are created by Debbie Harding, Copyright © DoodleCraft Design Ltd.

Some fills are derived from Ensamplario Atlantio by Kim Salazar

What's included in the price?

Colour Key

What you will need

Hoop or Frame (optional)


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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


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