COUNTED CROSS STITCH CHART BY BARBARA ANA DESIGNS
A quote from Shakespeare's Macbeth where the 3 witches' dance and songs are interrupted by a knock on the door and one of the witches playfully remarks:
"By the prickling of my thumb something wicked this way comes"
Barbara Ana's delightful interpretation of the witch is is a red haired lady with a pale, moon-like face and freckles. Her full length dress is beautifully depicted in cross stitch, with frilled cuffs, a narrow waist and an ample skirt combining several layers of fabric with Quaker motifs. Her eerie, orange eyed cat stands still at her feet.
A discreet motif with moon and stars runs in the background of the pattern. The choice of colors is very subdued yet rich, as shown in the vertical diamond motif that structures the piece.
Note: as text is stitched over a single thread, select a needlework fabric such as linen or evenweave that can be stitched over 2 threads for the main motif, but switching to 1 thread when needed.
A cross stitch pattern by Barbara Ana Designs.
Number of stitches: 112 x 128 (wide x high)
Stitches: Cross stitch (no fractional stitches), Backstitch,
Chart: Black and White AND Color
Threads: DMC Embroidery floss,
Number of colors: 13
Themes: witch, cat, owl, Shakespeare,