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


You Will Need:

One 12x12” piece of 30 count fabric (photos show our 30 ct Mikini 100% mercerized cotton)

DMC Floss:

10 yds 932 antique light blue

24 yds 311 navy blue


Also available as a Kit or Paper Pattern.

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