This fine art counted cross stitch pattern entitled Hero Awaiting the Return of Leander designed from a painting by Evelyn de Morgan shows Hero holding a beacon over the waters for Leander to be able to see on his return. According to legend, their love affair was considered forbidden, because Leander's parents did not approve of them being together. Not wanting to be kept apart, the lovers met in secret. Leander took to visiting Hero secretly every evening by swimming a mile through treacherous extremely cold waters. On a fateful evening, Leander did not see the beacon held by Hero, was unable to reach the town of Sestos and ended up drowning and losing his life in his final attempt to be with her. 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: Evelyn de Morgan
Stitch Count: 288w x 568h
Fabric: Aida, Antique White
Four approximate finished sizes:
14,16,18 and 22 Count
|Final Pattern Sizes:|
|14 Count, 20-1/2w X 40-1/2h in|
|16 Count, 18w X 35-1/2h in|
|18 Count, 16w X 31-1/2h in (Kit Comes in 18 count Size)|
|22 Count, 13w X 25-3/4h in|
*Please Note: The above dimensions do not include frame or mat.
Number of Colors Used: 112
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.