This beautiful stylized leaf and meander design is thought to have originated during the Byzantine Empire. It employs backstitch to great effect to outline the light blue stitches and throw the design into high relief.
Stitch count: 210 x 210 sts.
The BLUE Kit contains our 26 count Traditional Groundcloth, floss, John James size 24 tapestry needle, and pattern. Finished size is 16-1/2 x 16-1/2" actual stitching area, approx 18x18 with hemming.
The RED Kit contains Legacy Linen 30 count in "Sunflower Seed,", floss, John James size 24 tapestry needle, and pattern. Finished size is 14 x 14" actual stitching area, approx 16-1/2 x 16-1/2" with hemming.
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