This striking border features eight-pointed stars set in diamonds which are outlined with sawtooth edging. Several historic textiles from the island of Skyros in the Sporades Islands feature this design and it was often worked in red and black. My version has a softened colorway of coral and pewter gray and the design is worked as a double-ended runner—with a small outer border connecting the two ends—for a modern and versatile finish.


14.25 x 14.25" size (exclusive of finishing): 187x187 sts/17863 total sts

17.75 x 17.75" size (exclusive of finishing): 231x231 sts/23831 total sts


My high quality kits come with everything you need to make the embroidery in the photos--26 count 100% cotton Traditional Groundcloth (imported from Greece), DMC floss, full color SOC (symbol-on-chart) pattern with both close-up chart for ease of working and full size chart so you know how many repeats to stitch, 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!

Kit is for the 14.25 x 14.25" square and includes a 20x20" piece of Traditional Groundcloth.


Also available as a download pattern in two versions--table runner and "multi-size" designed for squares with corner repeats

Star of Skyros Square