This fine art counted cross stitch pattern entitled The Merlin designed from a painting by John Faed shows a handsome young woman posing with her bird, a Merlin, which is a bird of prey. She stands with her bird perched on her gloved hand before she sends him off to do her bidding to catch some form of prey for sport, a favorite pastime of the rich. The woman is dressed in her finest from head to toe with matching hat topped off with a feather. Together they make a fine sight indeed. Merlins are a small species of the falcon family and are not as large as the Peregrine falcons. In medieval times, Merlins were often used to hunt skylarks and other small birds. 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 Faed
Stitch Count: 324w x 420h
Fabric: Aida, Antique White
Four approximate finished sizes:
14,16,18 and 22 Count
|Final Pattern Sizes:
|14 Count, 23-1/8w X 30h in
|16 Count, 20-1/4w X 26-1/4h in
|18 Count, 18w X 23-1/4h in (Kit comes in 18 count size)
|22 Count, 14-5/8w X 19h in
*Please Note: The above dimensions do not include frame or mat.
Number of Colors Used: 145
This gorgeous cross stitch design is available for purchase in 3 formats
Pattern (Digital Download or shipped USPS)
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.
Everything is hand-packed, pre-measured and labeled for your convenience.
Our Kits Include the Following:
- Color picture poster of how the finished product will look when completed
- Complete instructions and handy tips
- 'The Parking Method' instructions
- Easy to follow pattern with enlarged grid squares for ease of reading
- Aida 100% cotton fabric
- DMC Mouline floss already pre-sorted and organized on sturdy floss cards pre-numbered with symbols included on the floss cards
Please allow 5 to 15 working days for delivery time.