SEVENTEENTH AND EARLY EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CROSS STITCH PICTURES AND ADAPTATIONS

The designs in this category are inspired by and reproduced from early English tent stitched pictures, often executed in tent stitch, or full cross stitches. These are magnificent examples of "needle painting" with the meticulous use of subtly shaded silk threads on a linen ground. The exuberant and exotic scenes often illustrate creatures foreign to the English people in the late 17th and early 18th centuries lions, elephants, spotted tigers, whales, peacocks, parrots, all very popular with the upper middle class audience who were intrigued by the amazing discoveries being made by explorers and men of science.


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A Parrot, A Leopard, A Lion
Kit with cotton floss: $89.00
Kit with silk floss: $195.00
Graph only: $20.00

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And All Was For An Appil
Origin and date: England, circa 1610
Rated: Beginning
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 13-1/4"x16-3/4"
Stitches: Entirely in cross stitch with the verse in counted satin stitch
Source: Derivative design
Kit with cotton floss: $62.00
Kit with silk floss: $122.00
Graph only $15.00
Finished Model: $1300.00

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Camel and Lion
Kit with cotton floss: $112.00
Kit with silk floss: $189.00
Graph only: $25.00
Finished Model: $825.00

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Hannah Carter
Kit with cotton floss: $165.00
Kit with silk floss: $375.00
Graph only: $35.00
Finished Model: $3900

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Catte
Linen: 35 count
Rated: Beginning
Finished size: 8-3/4"x9-1/4"
Kit with cotton floss: $38.00
Kit with silk floss: $72.00
Graph only: $8.00

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Domus
Kit with silk floss: $28.00
Graph only: $5.00

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Mary Gail
Origin and date: American 1788
Rated: Any Skill Level
Linen count and finished size: 25 count, 10"x10"
Stitches: Worked entirely in cross stitch over one thread (petit point), background filled with tent stitch
Kit with cotton floss: $70.00
Kit with silk floss: $150.00
Graph only: $15.00
Finished Model: $1600.00

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LYDIA HART 1744
Kit with cotton floss: $92.00
Kit with silk floss: $156.00
Graph only: $25.00
Finished Model: $2,800.00

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Hunting Pocket
Linen: 35 count
Finished size: 7-1/2"x14" (open, flat)
Rated: Intermediate
Kit with cotton floss: $61.00
Kit with silk floss: $130.00
Graph only: $15.00

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Justice
Origin and date: England, circa 1630
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 5"x8-1/2"
Stitches: Petit point (tent stitch over one thread of linen)
Source: Private collection
Kit with cotton floss: $50.00
Kit with silk floss: $108.00
Graph only: $15.00

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Knotted Serpentes
Linen: 35 count
Rated: Beginning
Finished size: 9"x9-1/4"
Kit with cotton floss: $40.00
Kit with silk floss: $72.00
Graph only: $8.00
Finished Model: $425.00

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Lady and the Castle in an Autumn Landscape
Origin and date: England, circa 1700
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 11"x13-1/2"
Stitches: Tent stitch only
Source: Derivative design
Kit with cotton floss: $92.00
Kit with silk floss: $192.00
Graph only: $20.00
Finished Model: $2200.00

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Leo
Graph only: $5.00

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The Manifesto
Graph only $42.00
40 count linen with Silk $515
40 count linen with Cotton $160

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The Milkmaid
Kit with cotton floss: $110.00
Kit with silk floss: $249.00
Graph only: $34.00
Finished Model: $3200.00

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Moses in the Bulrushes
Kit with cotton floss: $150.00
Kit with silk floss: $295.00
Graph only: $38.00
Finished Model: $2,800.00

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A Peacock, A Unicorn, and A Badger
Kit with cotton floss: $132.00
Kit with silk floss: $227.00
Graph only: $35.00

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AP 1737 Rising Doves
Origin and date: England 1737
Rated: Intermediate (not difficult, just time-consuming)
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 10-3/4"x9"
Stitches: petit point tent stitch
Source: The Scarlet Letter
Kit with cotton floss: $95.00
Kit with silk floss: $195.00
Graph only: $15.00

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Rosa
Kit with silk floss: $35.00
Graph only: $5.00

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Sol and Luna
Origin and date: England, circa 1640
Rated: Beginning
Linen count and finished size: 30 count, each one 4" square
Stitches: Petit point (cross stitch over one thread of linen)
Source: Derivative design
Kit with silk floss: Sol $36.00, Luna $40.00
Graph only: Sol $5.00, Luna $5.00

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Spot Motif
Linen: 35 count
Finished size: 9"x13"
Rated: Intermediate
Kit with cotton floss: $85.00
Kit with silk floss: $160.00
Graph only: $18.00
Finished Model: $2400.00

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The Betrothal
Kit with silk floss: $125.00
Graph only: $10.00

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The Huntsman
Linen: 35 count
Skill level: Any
Kit with cotton floss: $60.00
Kit with silk floss: $143.00
Graph only: $18.00
Finished Model: $925.00

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The Morris Dancer
Linen: 35 count
Rated: Intermediate
Finished size: 10"x12"
Kit with cotton floss: $85.00
Kit with silk floss: $205.00
Graph only: $15.00

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The Piping Shepherd
Origin and date:  England 1730
Linen count: 40 count
Finished size: 11" x 13-1/2"
Stitches: Cross
Kit with cotton floss: $98.00
Kit with silk floss: $202.00
Graph only: $20.00
Finished Model: $1500.00

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The Seduction
Origin and date: English 1700
Rated: Intermediate to Advanced
Linen count and finished size: 35-count 10"x11-1/2"
Stitches: tent and Parisian stitch
Source: The Scarlet Letter
Kit with cotton floss: $78.00
Kit with silk floss: $165.00
Graph only: $20.00

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Unicorn Bell Pull
Origin and date: English mid 17th century
Rated: Beginning
Linen count and finished size: 35-count 4-1/4"x51-3/4"
Stitches: Only cross stitch
Source: The Scarlet Letter Derived from a canvaswork picture, circa 1660, in the collection of The Scarlet Letter
Kit with cotton floss: $103.00
Kit with silk floss: $259.00
Graph only: $20.00

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Wisdom and Innocence Bell Pull
Origin and date: England, circa 1625 (Originally a book cover)
Rated: Beginning
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 4-1/2"x36"
Stitches: Cross stitch
Source: Private collection
Kit with cotton floss: $60.00
Kit with silk floss: $125.00
Graph only: $20.00