CROSS STITCH PATTERN READY TO DOWNLOAD, DESIGNED BY Maria Diaz
It's getting close to Christmas, and it's snowing. Light is radiating from the inviting shop windows and the old time street lights. A father and his children have completed their Christmas shopping and are making haste to get home, arms filled with boxes. Other passers-by are strolling in the street, women in long dresses and coats, men in top hats. This is a magnificient scene of London in Victorian times.
The colorful cross stitch piece is extremely detailed. Maria Diaz is an expert at combining cross stitch and backstitch to achieve stunning effects, such as the play of light on the window frames, with backstitch lines alternating from black to white. The trees in the backgroud also combine lines of white and black backstitch, suggesting the snow deposited on the branches.
The pattern is in a shape of a wreath, with the inside entirely cross stitched. It can therefore be stitched on any color background, here bright red Aida, but other colors, even white, would work well.
Note: The stitching involves a couple of fractional stitches.
A cross stitch pattern by Maria Diaz.
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Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Chart size in stitches:123 x 114 (wide x high)
Needlework fabric: Aida, Linen or Evenweave
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Stitches: Cross stitch, Backstitch, 3/4 cross stitch
Chart: Black & White, Color detail
Number of colors: 32
Themes: a old fashioned street lined with shops; people walking in the snow, doing their Christmas shopping
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