This fine art counted cross stitch pattern entitled Penelope and the Suitors designed from a painting by John William Waterhouse shows Penelope fighting off suitors while she waits for the long-awaited arrival of her husband Odysseus to return. To appease the suitors and buy some time, she tells them she will marry one of them when she completes a weaving project she is working on to give to her father-in-law. But each night she unravels the weaved stitching that she completed earlier that day so that she never really makes progress. Interestingly enough, the name "Penelope" means patience and long-suffering. She is apparently accompanied by her friends as she occupies her mind with weaving and deflects from the pesky suitors. Of note are the warm colors used in the scene. 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 222h
Fabric: Aida, Antique White
Four approximate finished sizes:
14,16,18 and 22 Count
|Final Pattern Sizes:|
|14 Count, 23-1/8w X 15-3/4h in|
|16 Count, 20-1/4w X 13-7/8h in|
|18 Count, 18w X 12-1/4h (Kit Comes in 18 count Size)|
|22 Count, 14-5/8w X 10h in|
*Please Note: The above dimensions do not include frame or mat.
Number of Colors Used: 145
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.