Tales and Myths

Rapunzel

MD145

This pattern is inspired by the German fairy tale published in 1812 by The Brothers Grimm. It is a tale of witches and gardens and towers and long braids woven together. A tale of longing and love that now can be woven with the stitcher’s needle and floss and glittering beads.

This pattern is inspired by the German fairy tale published in 1812 by The Brothers Grimm.
Model stitched on 32 count Star Sapphire Linen (65-113) by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 16 count Waterlily Aida (355-203) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 10.125″ w x 18.06″ h with a stitch count of 162 x 289. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC Floss
154
225
310(2)
434
500
632*
676
680
718(2)
729
730
733
734
746
754
801(2)
834
869
938(2)
948
954
964
3607
3608
3689
3814
3847
DMC Blends
718/3802
Kreinik #4 Braid
153V
850*
3228
Mill Hill Beads
02011
02082
03035
10020(2)
18011
72051
Mill Hill Treasures
12005(2)
12138(3)
12150(3)

The Raven Queen

MD139

I dream of stone castles. Sometimes a dark beauty walks the bridge. Her velvet, beaded gown makes a muffled whisper against the cool marble. I can hear the fluttery wings of her friends in the mist. She is a gorgeous, complicated, sweetly wicked woman.

I adore her.

Model stitched on 32 count Touch of Grey Linen (65-306) by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 16 count Touch of Grey Aida (355-306) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 9.375″ w x 17.5″ h with a stitch count of 150 x 280. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC Floss
310(3)
318
407
413(2)
414
415
601
747
754
758
762
801
838
902*
948
964
3371
3806
3810
3849
white
DMC Blends
754/948
Rainbow Gallery
Wisper
W99*
Caron Waterlilies
072
162
197
Kreinik #4 Braid
150V
202HL
9294
Kreinik Cable
002P
Mill Hill Beads
00252
02011
02017
02045
03002(2)
18002
18828
42012
42019
Mill Hill Treasures
none

Cassiopeia

MD131

Once confined to a constellation in the heavens as a punishment for her vanity, Cassiopeia returns to Earth, holding delicate palm fronds, symbols of triumph and eternal life. She lounges on her royal purple throne, hand-carved of gold, wearing a majestic teal ball gown embellished with feathers from exotic birds and intricate embroidery. Wary of tempting fate with a hand-held mirror, she avoids staring at her own reflection. Yet there is no doubt in her mind that her beauty outshines the Nereids, just like the pale yellow metallic thread which glows like clusters of fireflies in the dark, a brilliant reminder of the stars that once shone for her.

Susan Redington Bobby

Stitched on 32 count Twilight Blue Linen (65-18) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 12.25" w x 11.63" h with a stitch count of 196 x 186. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC® Floss
153
310(2)
400
451
452
500
552
553
676
680
747
754
776
899
948
958(2)
959
964
3771
3722
3770
3787
3808(2)
3834
3847(3)
3848(2)
Caron Collection Waterlilies™
041
163
177
209
210
Kreinik #4 Braid
002HL
027
052F
Rainbow Gallery Wisper
W99
Mill Hill® Beads
00358
02009(2)
02074
02085(2)
02097
03027
42011(3)

Biancabella

MD130

In honor of her mother who stitched in the palace orchard, Biancabella visits the place where her mother once pricked her finger and made a wish. Her heart’s desire was to be granted a lovely daughter with skin as white as the fragrant snowdrops at her feet, hair as black as the friendly raven who perched above, and lips as red as the crisp apples that hung from the branches around her.

Dressed to celebrate her birthday in a stunning
robin’s egg blue gown trimmed with royal purple and embellished with fine ribbons and lace, she holds the last apple of the season aloft, admiring its succulent scent, wondering if it possesses the power to bring her a true love in spring.
Susan Redington Bobby

Stitched on 32 count French Lace Linen (65-110) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 11.8" w x 15.7" h with a stitch count of 189 x 251. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC® Floss
white(2)
165
166
209
211
310
318
340
341
367
413
414
469
520
601
666
747(5)
754
814
816
892
930
935
958
959
964(2)
3706
3716
3743
3770
3787
3799
3806
3808
3831
3837
3848
Caron Collection Waterlilies™
066
083
Mill Hill® Beads
00081
02097
03041
16026(2)
16161
18830
40168(2)
42010(2)

Ella, The Frog Princess

MD129

Rippit, rippit, rippit!
If there is one thing stitchers fear, it is a visit from the frog. But what if things are not always as they seem? Perhaps inside this diminutive creature lies a secret: the satisfaction of a perfectly stitched piece, the realization of a hope or dream fulfilled, or even a dashing and handsome prince. Bedecked in a three-tiered buttercream confection, festooned with fresh flowers and sparkling with gemstones, Ella stands poised to choose her future. Will she kiss the frog? Ella’s smile says “yes.”
Susan Redington Bobby

Stitched on 32 count French Lace Linen (65-110) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 10.6" w x 15.7" h with a stitch count of 169 x 251. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC® Floss
155
157
211
333
370
640*
677
718
745(2)
754
758
761
780
783
814
818
904
906
907
915
931
938
948
3021
3046(3)
3064
3341
3607
3609
3705
3747
3770
3787
3819
3821
3823(3)
3824
3833
3865(3)
* used in backstitch only
Kreinik #4 Braid
028
Mill Hill® Beads
00423
00968
02004
02019
02031
03053
40168

Red

MD128

Once upon a time, her mother told her to beware the dangers of the forest, but Red, all grown up, forges her own path. As she walks through the woods in her intricately patterned dress, she glances to her left, mindful of the wolves in her wake. Yet she smiles with satisfaction, confident her sumptuous and billowing red cloak has the power to mesmerize them;
this time, the wolves will do her bidding.
Susan Redington Bobby

Stitched on 32 count French Lace Linen (65-110) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 10.2" w x 15.6" h with a stitch count of 163 x 249. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC® Floss
white
154
304
310(3)
318
321(2)
341
400
414
434
535
632*
754
758
777(3)
816
893
898
924
948
958
964
3024*
3064
3350
3687
3688
3743
3747
3781*
3801
3812
Caron Collection Waterlilies™
072
255
Mill Hill® Crystal Treasures
13009
Mill Hill® Beads
00081
02008
02077
02087
03043

Persephone

MD127

Like the lotus flowers behind her, with their blooms growing up from the darkness, Persephone emerges from the underworld once a year to return to her mother Demeter and herald the beginning of spring. Surrounded by cranes, symbols of happiness, good fortune, and longevity, she embraces the beauty of the Victorian era in her aquamarine gown while she contemplates the luscious pomegranate and the coming harvest.
Susan Redington Bobby

Stitched on 32 count Pink Sand Linen (65-280) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 12.5" w x 18.75" h with a stitch count of 200 x 300. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC® Floss
white
154
208
300
356
434
501
554
562
632
677
718
729
732
733
741
744
746
747 (2)
754
758
772
782
818
838
891
893
905
906
913
915
935
938
946
948
955
964 (2)
992
993
3371
3607
3608
3708
3778
3799
3814
3819
3823
3831
3852
Caron Collection Waterlilies™
063
210
Mill Hill® Beads
00525
02010
02011
02016
02077
02085
02096
03048
16609
62038
82023

Lady Hera

MD107

A peacock with magnificent plumage of electric blues and teal greens lingers in the royal garden. Amongst urns and yellow roses, he and his mistress await the subtle glow of the sunset, when all things are golden and brilliant.

Stitched on 32 count Tumbleweed Linen by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 11.75" by 18.81" with a stitch count of 188 x 301 Stitched 2 over 2. DMC floss used. Blends are one strand each.
DMC needed
349
355
356
535
597
598
613
632
640
642
645
680
712
722
744
747
754
758
796
798
814
819
829
891
898
906
917
921
935 (2)
937
939
948
959
962
963
964
3326
3371
3607
3608
3731
3750
3778
3808
3809
3810 (2)
3811
3820
3821
3823 (2)
3847
3851
Specialty items needed:
Mill Hill Beads
00020
00275
02019
02031
02035
02104 (2)
03021
18819
Mill Hill Treasures
13062
13063 (2 pkgs)
13065
Kreinik Metallic #4 Very Fine Braid
009
027
684
Gloriana Silk Floss
116

Circle Of Friends

MD101

This is a tapestry tale of the love and support of close friends. Three golden-haired goddesses dance intertwined amidst falling fuschia roses. Each has her own beaded gown of peach, lemon and mint green. Designed to honor our dearest friends who are there to inspire and enlighten us when we need it most.

Stitched on 32 count Coffee Bean Linen by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 9.13" by 14.88" with a stitch count of 146 x 238. Stitched 2 over 2. DMC floss used. Blends are one strand each.
DMC needed
301
356
414
564
597
603
605
610
632
677
712
745
754
758
772
780
782
783
832
834
869
898
948
993
3371
3607
3821
3853
3854
3856
Specialty items needed:
Mill Hill Beads
02011
03038
10041
62038
Kreinik Metallic #4 Very Fine Braid
014HL
031
152V
202HL
850

Athena – Goddess Of Wisdom

MD97

The owl is honored by its mistress, Athena, for its keen sight in darkness. An air of opulence abounds as wistful sweeping swags of tapestries gracefully intertwine. It is a picturesque retreat infused with exotic beads and crystals. The most treasured of which is the magical “inner light” of the owl that reveals unseen truths and wisdom.

Stitched on 32 count Chestnut Linen by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 15.75" by 12.58" with a stitch count of 251 x 197 Stitched 2 over 2. DMC floss used. Blends are one strand each.
DMC needed
ecru
165
341
350
402
414
415
501
502
598 (2)
602
604
677
680
754
758
762
775
782
801
814
818
834
869
939
948
975
3047
3371 (2)
3750
3776
3778
3799
3809 (2)
3813
3852
3856
Caron Collection Waterlilies
204
206
219
229
232
242
Rainbow Gallery Wisper
W88
Specialty items needed:
Mill Hill Beads
02026
02038
02072
40252
42027 (2 pkgs)
Mill Hill Treasures
13062
13063 (2 pkgs)
13074 (2 pkgs)
13077
Kreinik Metallic
028 #8 Braid

Forest Goddess

MD87

She wears a berry dyed satin dress with crystal dew drops aound her neck. A gold locket on her belt holds dripping beads and petals. The moss green cloak envelopes her with ivy and berries from the forest floor. Sparkling firefles dance in her earthen locks and all about as she balances nature between her fingertips.

Stitched on 32 count Natural Linen by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric is Zweigart Belfast 32 count Raw Linen.
Stitched area is 7 3/4' by 15 1/4' with a stitch count of 124 by 242. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used. Blends are one strand each.
Glass beads and Treasures by Mill Hill
03004
03048
13007
16616
82053
Kreinik Metallic Threads
Very Fine (#4) Braid
326
Design Error:
There was a symbol in the headpiece that was overlooked in the printing proccess. Please note that a DMC blend of floss #433 and #782 is represented with the 'O' with a '/' going through it. We apologize for any incovenience this has caused any of our stitching artists.

Cinderella

MD69

“She made her escape as lightly as a deer. The Prince followed, but could not catch her. Only she dropped one of her glass slippers, which he picked up and treasured.”

This beautiful mate to our “Sleeping Beauty” pattern
will add a romantic touch to any room.

Romantic quote taken from:
Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur. The Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales From the Old French. Edmund Dulac, illustrator. New York: Hodder & Stoughton, 1910.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Zweigart Smokey Pearl linen. Alternate fabric 32 count Wichelt Twilight Blue Linen. Stitched area is 17" x 15 1/2" with a stitch count of 271 x 246. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used. Blends are one strand each.
Glass beads by Mill Hill
00330
00525
02016
02024
02026
13015 (7 pkgs. 19 treasures)
60479
Kreinik Metallic Threads
Very Fine (#4) Braids
011HL
002c
007
024
025
3214