Delightful sprays of blue cornflowers alternate with deep green cypress trees, a common motif in Mediterranean embroidery. I’ve arranged this charming floral design as a mirrored border, but you could easily use the designs in a variety of ways: the floral sprays or cypress trees as single motifs for a smaller project such as a child’s dress or pincushion, the small center border on a towel or small bag, or re-orient the design as a double-ended table runner. Or, if you want a longer table runner, simply use a longer piece of fabric and work more repeats.
Stitch count:79x171 sts/5264 total stitches
Finished size of embroidery area: 5-1/2 x 12-1/4” (9-1/2 x 14” hemmed)
My high quality kits come with everything you need to make the runner in the photos--26 count 100% cotton Traditional Groundcloth (imported from Greece), DMC floss, full color SOC (symbol-on-chart) pattern with both a close up and a full size schematic so you know how many repeats to work, 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 pattern download