CROSS STITCH PATTERN READY TO DOWNLOAD, DESIGNED BY Tempting Tangles
Designer Deborah A. Dick of Tempting Tangles tells of her inspiration for Jonah's Whale:
“Jonah’s Whale” presents a fanciful version of the story of the Jonah and his experience with the biblical leviathan - synonymous with any large sea monster or creature. This sampler is designed in an illuminated manuscript style, containing text supplemented with decorative borders, motifs and other illustrations.
Creative Poppy says:
This is a luminous cross stitch pattern, embellished with jewel-like ornaments forming a cross in the background. The fish itself is full of grace and movement, it's glassy eye glancing sideways at us.
" Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah,
and Jonah was in the belly of the fish
for three dayes and three nights."
The mostly cross stitch pattern comes includes a couple of eyelets and French knots, as well as backstitch detail. It includes both a color overview chart, for easy color reference, and a detailed black and white chart with extensive instructions describing how to work special stitches.
This design may be worked over 1 thread of fabric - the cover model is worked over 1 thread of fabric with 1 strand of suggested Dinky Dyes floss.
A cross stitch pattern by Tempting Tangles.
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Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Chart size in stitches: 213 x 224
Suggested Needlework fabric:Wichelt Jobelan 28ct – Hand-dyed Thyme #429-513, over 1
Finished size on 28 ct over 1 = 7 2/3” x 8”
Finished size on 18 (36 over 2) = 11 7/8 x 12 ½”
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Stitches: Cross stitch, Backstitch/Straight Stitch, French knots, Eyelets
Chart: Black & White, Color overview
Threads: Dinky Dyes Silk (or DMC conversion)
Number of colors: 14
Themes: Fish, Jonah, Cross, Bible, Scripture, illuminated manuscript
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