This very special design is the first heirloom I embroidered for my granddaughter, Myriam. I saw the original motif on an embroidered cushion cover made in the Cyclades Islands in the 1700s and I fell in love with its fresh and cheery flowers and vines. Once I added corner motifs, it looked like a lovely fenced garden. I kept the original soft colorway of yellow and green which is rather unique among Greek island embroideries and when worked on ivory linen, it makes for a stunning heirloom!


Finished size on 30 count: 20”x20” (actual area of embroidery 18x18”)

Stitch count: 270 x 270 sts/21752 sts


You Will Need:

One 24x24” piece of 30 count counted thread fabric (photos show Legacy Linen “Coconut Macaroon”)


DMC Floss:                                                  

74 yds 676 gold                                            

46 yds 3053 green                                       

4 yds 317 pewter gray


Also available as a Kit or Paper Pattern.

Myriam's Garden Download pattern