This fine art counted cross stitch pattern entitled April Love designed from a painting by Arthur Hughes shows a young woman wearing a violet-colored dress with a fringed shawl around her neck meeting under an ivy-covered arbor with her lover who stays hidden in the shadows. They are having a clandestine rendezvous under an arbor that is covered in ivy. Lilacs are noted in the scene which symbolize young love while the rose petals on the ground symbolize the end of love or death of that love. Notice how the woman turns her face away from her lover in sadness and on close inspection, tears are visible in her eyes. It's a scene of a budding relationship that didn't last. 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: Arthur Hughes
Stitch Count: 270w x 492h
Fabric: Aida, Antique White
Four approximate finished sizes:
14,16,18 and 22 Count
|Final Pattern Sizes:
|14 Count, 19-1/4w X 35-1/8h in
|16 Count, 16-7/8w X 30-3/4h in
|18 Count, 15w X 27-1/4h in (Kit comes in 18 count size)
|22 Count, 12-1/4w X 22-1/4h in
*Please Note: The above dimensions do not include frame or mat.
Number of Colors Used: 127
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.