This fine art counted cross stitch pattern entitled Ancient Pastimes designed from a painting by John William Godward shows a young woman sitting on the pavement playing a game of knucklebones that happens to be an ancient pastime in her culture. This again is a neoclassicalism presentation which is consistent with the style of this artist. There is a statue in the background including a large pink-flowering tree with two conifers on the right. It's the beautiful coloring of the flowering tree that really captures our attention, more so than the game she is playing. Nevertheless, it is a striking beautiful scene worthy of stitching. 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 Godward
Stitch Count: 324w x 665h
Fabric: Aida, Antique White
Four approximate finished sizes:
14,16,18 and 22 Count
|Final Pattern Sizes:|
|14 Count, 23-1/8w X 47-1/2h in|
|16 Count, 20-1/4w X 41-1/2h in|
|18 Count, 18w X 36-7/8h in (Kit Comes in 18 count Size)|
|22 Count, 14-5/8w X 30-1/8h in|
*Please Note: The above dimensions do not include frame or mat.
Number of Colors Used: 170
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.