This pattern showcases four common motifs used in Mediterranean art: the cross, the star, the carnation, and the scroll. These four designs are seen in woodcarving, stonework, textiles, and painted architectural borders from antiquity through the age of Byzantium and are seen in many variations throughout all kinds of folk embroidery. I have arranged them as a modern day sampler with a two-color palette that is simple yet striking and can be easily changed to the color palette of your choice by using one light and one dark shade.
Worked as a wall hanging, pillow, or square cloth, this design is a wonderful way to bring these ancient motifs into your modern space!
Finished area of embroidery on 30 ct fabric: 7.5 x 7.5 inches (exclusive of finishing)
Stitch count: 111x111/5179 sts/2630 backstitches
My high quality kits come with everything you need to make the embroidery in the photos-- Mikini 30 ct 100% mercerized cotton in bright white (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 pattern download