CROSS STITCH PATTERN, DESIGNED BY Barbara Ana Designs
Here's Fair Philomel, by Barbara Ana Designs based on a quote of a play by William Shakespeare. Philomel is an ancient Greece heroine with a cruel destiny, recording the tragic event of her life on canvas and finally achieving peace by turning into a nightingale.
"Fair Philomel, why she but lost her tongue
and in a tedious sampler sewed her mind."
This is a straightforward piece to stitch, involving cross stitch only. The pallet of threads is made of beautiful rich tones with a slightly faded look. In addition, designer Barbara Ana has created a unique frame using print fabrics, felt and buttons that further emphasize the focus on the central stitched piece.
A cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs.
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Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Chart size in stitches: 123 x 148 (wide x high)
Needlework fabric: Aida, Linen or Evenweave
Stitches: Cross stitch,
Chart: Black & White, Color
Number of colors: 10
Other Supplies: (optional for frame) print fabric (x2), woll felt (x3 colors), buttons
Themes: Shakespeare, Fair Philomela, sampler, needlework, stitching