Counted Cross Stitch Chart Specifics:
This is a pattern that is used to sew and to create a counted cross stitch picture.
COUNTED CROSS STITCH PATTERN Charted for 14 count fabric and DMC Cotton Floss.
Finished size is 12 inches (168 Stitches) by 12 inches (168 Stitches).
Chart uses up to 5 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.
***This is not a kit. No Floss, Thread or fabric are included***
What inspired this pattern:
This Pattern was inspired by the Celtic art work. Celtic is associated with the peoples known as Celts; who spoke the Celtic languages in Europe from pre-history through to the modern period, as well as the art of ancient peoples whose language is uncertain but have cultural and stylistic similarities with speakers of Celtic languages. Six nations tend to be most associated with a modern Celtic identity and are considered "The Celtic Nations". Those nations are: Brittany, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Cornwall.
Celtic knots, also known as Icovellavna, are a variety of knots and stylized graphical representations of knots used for decoration, used extensively in the Celtic style of Insular art. Celtic knots are often referred to as the mystic knot, or the endless knot. Celtic knots represent endless paths and so represent eternity and never ending this can be in love, faith, loyalty, and friendship. Celtic knots with more than a single path interwoven, which are metaphors for life, and are frequently referred to as Love Knots
When viewing these beautiful knots, we cannot see a beginning or the end, reminding us of the timeless nature of our spirit. This translation calls to our most primal selves as we think about the infinite cycles of birth and rebirth in both physical and heavenly realms. A less spiritual representation also relates to the knots endless nature. Because of it's never ending path, the Celtic knot can represent an uninterrupted life cycle. Some may use this symbol as a charm of sorts warding against sickness or setbacks that might interfere with an otherwise calm and stable life.