White Lily Biscornu
COUNTED CROSS STITCH CHART BY FABY REILLY DESIGNS
With its pure and crisp white petals, the white lily is one of the most stunning flowers. A symbol of purity, it's often used for weddings, and consequently wedding anniversaries. It's also the flower associated with the Virgen Mary. In Greek mythology, it was the flower of the godess Hera (Juno in Roman times), the flowers sprouting from the drops of milk she spilt from her breast while nursing Herakles.
Designer Faby Reilly has done a beautiful job of picturing the white flower in cross stitch, playing with different shades of white floss over antique white fabric to emphasize the shape and shading of the petals. The biscornu shape is the most appropriate form of mounting the stitched piece because it further emphasizes the character of the flower.
The stitching involves a cross stitch background with backstitch and seedbead detail.
The Lily biscornu is part of a remarkable collection of flower biscornu patterns designed by Faby Reilly .
Number of stitches: 2 x (70 x 70)(wide x high)
Stitches: Cross stitch (no fractional stitches), Backstitch, specialty stitches
Accessories: sead beads
Chart: Color Chart
Threads: DMC Embroidery floss, DMC Diamant (Gold metallic)
Number of colors: 11
Themes: Lily, flower