Counted Cross Stitch Chart Specifics:
- This is a pattern that is used to sew and to create a counted cross stitch picture.
- This is NOT a completed product. It is NOT a kit, it contains no floss or fabric
- COUNTED CROSS STITCH PATTERN Charted for 14 count fabric and DMC Cotton Floss.
- Finished size is 10 inches (140 stitches) by 16 inches (224 stitches).
- Chart uses up to 40 colors DMC Cotton Floss. Full stitches only. No half stitches and no backstitching necessary
- We provide two charts both printed in black ink on bright white 11" by 17" paper. Chart #1 is a single page chart. Chart #2 (tired eyes) is a 4 page enlarged chart that eases eye strain.
Note to Stitchers: You will receive a chart that is of the entire image including the background. You can stitch the background or stitch on your choice of a 14-count solid cloth and create a raised embossed effect.
What Inspired This Counted Cross Stitch Pattern:
Florence Mary Anderson, 1874-1930, was an English artist, book illustrator, wood engraver and children's author who flourished between 1914 and 1930. Florence Mary Anderson, 1889-1945, the children's illustrator and writer was born at Greenock, Scotland.
Early success brought her work to the attention of other publishers and further opportunities to illustrate children's books came her way throughout the War period. After the War, illustration commissions continued, including: The Rainbow Twins, which she wrote and illustrated, published by Joseph Johnson in 1919; and The Password to Fairyland (1920) by Elizabeth Southwart. These were her most productive years.
It is no coincidence that all the books illustrated by Anderson were written by women. Contemporary women children's authors and their publishers favored her unthreatening and delicate touch.