This fine art counted cross stitch pattern entitled Choosing designed from a painting by George Frederick Watts shows a beautiful young woman torn in her choice in flowers between the luscious scentless red camellias or the more subdued fragrant violets. The red camellia she holds up to her nose is scentless, and she is closing her eyes and imagining what this flower would probably smell like if it had a scent and weighing with that of the sweet scent of violets that are not so refined and beautiful like the camellia. Camellias are considered to be one of the most popular flowers in Victorian times, Camellia japonica in particular which means "pink perfection." The young woman in this portrait happens to be the teenage wife of the artist. 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: George Frederick Watts
Stitch Count: 288w x 361h
Fabric: Aida, Antique White
Four approximate finished sizes:
14,16,18 and 22 Count
|Final Pattern Sizes:
|14 Count, 20-1/2w X 25-3/4h in
| 16 Count, 18w X 22-1/2h
|18 Count, 16w X 20h in (Kit comes in 18 count size)
| 22 Count, 13w X 16-3/8h in
*Please Note: The above dimensions do not include frame or mat.
Number of Colors Used: 93
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.