CROSS STITCH PATTERN DESIGNED BY Lesley Teare Designs
Here's a peaceful and tender nativity scene by Lesley Teare. The cross stitch pattern celebrates the Christian tradition of featuring the birth of Jesus in one's home every Christmas. The stitched piece can be displayed year after year and will become a treasured family keepsake.
The virgin Mary appears sideways, holding baby Jesus tenderly. She is draped in a long sleeved blue dress. Little lambs surround the pair while doves announce the good news "Peace on earth".
There are some 1/4 and 3/4 cross stitch details in some areas, as for Mary's face and hair. Some seed beads as well as metallic thread highlights add extra detail and a precious feel to the background.
All Lesley Teare charts come with an extensive Cross stitch Guide detailing all stitches including fractional stitches.
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Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Chart size in stitches: 168 x 168 (wide x high)
Needlework fabric: Aida, Linen or Evenweave
Stitches: Cross stitch, Backstitch, French knot, fractional stitches
Threads: DMC floss, Anchor Metallic gold, Kreinik Braid #4 pearl
Number of colors: 27
Other Supplies: golden seed beads (optional)
Themes: Christmas, Baby Jesus, VirginMary, manger , Christian tradition