Arrows and circles—classic design motifs used throughout antiquity in textiles, rugs, pottery, and stone carving--combine to create a striking and intricate compass design. Each compass is then alternated in a “half drop” arrangement common to many historic textiles. This compelling all over design is worked in a restrained color palette of black, terra cotta, and golden olive and makes a beautiful small mat that will lend a little bit of history to any décor!


Finished size: 7 x7 inches including hem

Stitch count: 73 x73 sts/2297 total sts


My high quality kits come with everything you need to make the embroidery in the photos--30 count Mikini 100% mercerized cotton in "sacaree" color (imported from Greece), DMC floss, full color SOC (symbol-on-chart) pattern, along with a John James size 24 tapestry needle. The raw edges of the fabric are serged for your convenience, so you can start stitching as soon as you open the kit!


Also available as a "multi-size" pattern for making small or large table runner and small or large cushion cover/square.

Also available as a pattern download on the Downloads page.

BitKit Athenian Compass