CHART PACK: 6 color pages
CROSS STITCH PATTERN DESIGNED BY Barbara Ana Designs
With the exception of gold coins, no actual portraits remain of Queen Cleopatra, ruler of the ancient kingdom of Egypt. Yet her riches, her power, her passions and her tragic death, have captured imaginations and turned her into a female celebrity depicted by artists of all times.
Here Barbara Ana offers her own version, a cross stitch portrait and a stunning one.
Eyes closed, the sovereign is concentrating. Depicted from the bust up, arms spread out, it looks as if she were seated on her trone, about to deliver justice. In her right hand is the ancient Egyptian symbol ankh, a cross surmounted by a loop, and signifying “life”.
Cleopatra's elaborate head dress is of gold and feathers, hair braided and beaded at the back, and is topped with a ruby and sapphire crown. The background is ornate with Egyptian hyeropglyphs and color paintings including an eye and stylised flowers.
The cross stitch piece is stitched on a dark chocolate background, Belfast linen from Zweigart, that enhances the vivid colors and gold highlights.
A cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs, part of the series of Dreaming figures.
Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Chart size in stitches: 73 x 117 (wide x high)
Needlework fabric: 32 ct. Belfast Linen by Zweigart, Dark Chocolate (9024)
size of stitched area: 4.6 x 7.3 inch (12 x 19 cm)
Stitches: cross stitch, backstitch
Chart: color & BW
Threads: DMC, Raibow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid, or Gold metallic of your choice
Number of colors: 17
Themes: Cleopatra Queen of Egypt, hyeroglyphs, gold, turquoise, ruby, Egyptian eyes,