This fine art counted cross stitch pattern entitled Echo and Narcissus designed from a painting by John William Waterhouse shows Echo watching as Narcissus gazes at his reflection in the pond. According to Greek Mythology, Narcissus, who was very handsome, was promised a long life but only if he rejected the advances of women and did not look at his own reflection. Echo became infatuated with Narcissus and made it known to him, but he rejected her. Echo, in retaliation, sought the help of Nemesis who made Narcissus only want to look at his own reflection, and once he took a look at his refection in a pond, he could not tear his eyes away his own likeness and stared endlessly at his own reflection remaining there until he died. 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: John William Waterhouse
Stitch Count: 324w x 177h
Fabric: Aida, Antique White
Four approximate finished sizes:
14,16,18 and 22 Count
|Final Pattern Sizes:
|14 Count, 23-1/8w X 12-5/8h in
|16 Count, 20-1/4w X 11h in
|18 Count, 18w X 9-3/4h in (Kit comes in 18 count size)
|22 Count, 14-5/8w X 8h in
*Please Note: The above dimensions do not include frame or mat.
Number of Colors Used: 198
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.