CROSS STITCH PATTERN DESIGNED BY RIVERDRIFT HOUSE
In the designer's own words:
“The scale of Windsor Castle is quite breathtaking and I have given it an autumnal feel, as the surrounding centuries-old Great Park, managed by the Crown Estate (Prince Philip is the boss) is so spectacular.
Centre stage beneath the Castle on the river is the ‘Gloriana’, built in grand historic style to take the Queen by oarsmen on her Royal Progress along the Thames in the Diamond Jubilee Regatta celebrations in 2012 - with Royal swans.
Also to stitch is the most senior British Order of Chivalry, the Order of the Garter, the Knights led by the Queen in cheerful procession through Windsor each June, with motto (evil/shame to him who thinks evil) with two Garter Stars included. I also squeezed in a small crest of Eton College, the Guardsmen in grey (they change from red summer tunics into grey great coats for the autumn and winter months) , the Royal Standard and Union Flag, horses and, of course, the Royal corgis!”
Creative Poppy says:
The British royal family with its traditions and its pageantry, never ceases to fascinate. Fun to stitch, the "Royal Windsor Castle" cross stitch sampler, and its two pendants "Buckingham Palace" and "The Royal Castle of Balmoral" form a decorative and colorful triptych.
Cross stitch pattern designed by Riverdrift House.
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Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Chart size in stitches: 135 x 134 (wide x high)
Needlework fabric: Aida, Linen or Evenweave
Stitches: Cross stitch
Number of colors: 10
Themes: Queen, royal residence, Gloriana, royal crest, palace