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 16 inches (224 stitches) by 10 inches (140 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.
***This is not a kit. No Floss, Thread or fabric are included***
What inspired this pattern:
Henri Julien Felix Rousseau, 1844-1910, was a French post-impressionist painter in the Naive or Primitive manner. As a self-taught painter, Henri Rousseau was completely untrained in any established art techniques. He is best known for his childlike jungle scenes. He was good at painting and music as a child but spent most of his life as a customs officer at the outskirts of town. Because of this, he was also referred to as Le Douanier, or The Customs Officer. He started painting seriously at the age of forty and by the time he was 49 he retired from his job to paint full time.
Although the painting establishment laughed and ridiculed his artistic style, he was highly regarded by artists who were outside the establishment, such as Picasso, Jean Hugo, Leger, Beckman, and later, painters of the Surrealist style. He was unaware that he was considered untrained by established painters and believed himself to be a great realist painter.