This fine art counted cross stitch pattern entitled Calypso designed from a painting by Henri Lehmann (taken from the ancient Greek play of Homer’s Odyssey) shows Calypso, a beautiful nymph looking forlorn and despondent as she misses the company of her lover Ulysses. She is reclining on a rock, the wind blowing through her hair, and she is scarcely clothed with only a drape barely covering her person. Apparently, she had held Ulysses captive for seven years on the island with promises of love, riches and immortality. Although she was in love with him, Ulysses longed to go back to his homeland, so according to Greek mythology, the gods set Ulysses free and allowed him to return to his home. Only full cross stitches are used in our patterns. No blended colors are used. We only use an abundance of solid colors as it produces a more realistic effect.
Artist: Henri Lehmann
Stitch Count: 414w x 325h
Fabric: Aida, Antique White
Four approximate finished sizes:
14,16,18 and 22 Count
|Final Pattern Sizes:|
|14 Count, 29-1/2w X 23-1/8h in|
|16 Count, 25-7/8w X 20-1/4h in|
|18 Count, 23w X 18h in (Kit comes in 18 count size)
|22 Count, 18-3/4w X 14-3/4h in|
*Please Note: The above dimensions do not include frame or mat.
Number of Colors Used: 127
What you will receive!!! Our patterns arrive with a color visual photo of finished design, wash and care instructions, handy tips for working the pattern, instruction sheet detailing color of fabric, sizes, a complete color listing including number of skeins to purchase. The pages are safely enclosed in a clear, reclosable polybag.