A story Told in Stitches: A Day in the Garden
COUNTED CROSS STITCH CHART BY AGNES DELAGE-CALVET
Cross stitch designer Agnès Delage-Calvet has come up with a great idea, telling a story that unfolds in a band, ribbon-like, as you stitch it. Once stitched, it can be mounted accordeon-style as it it were a little book with "pages".
Mum's watering flowers, Dad's digging up leaks, the younger one is playing with a wheelbarrow while the dog looks on amazed at all the activitiy going on.
The pattern is full of exquisite details to stitch such as the espalier apple trees, the rows of carrots and turnips in the vegetable patch and the birds perched on the gardening tools.
A Story told in Stitches is designed as a series. Each feature a family having fun spending time together. See the Christmas story below.
A cross stitch pattern by Agnès Delage-Calvet.
Number of stitches: 325 x 55 (wide x high)
Stitches: Cross stitch (no fractional stitches), Backstitch,
Chart: Black and White, Color
Threads: DMC Embroidery floss,
Number of colors: 19
Themes: family, story, garden, vegetable patch, birds, garden tools, wheelbarrow