Tales and Myths

Ophelia

MD175

Ophelia

A tale of an innocent maiden driven to madness.
She is often depicted in paintings and music because there are no words to describe her ethereal beauty and tragic ending.

Model stitched on 32 count laurel linen (65-141) by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 16 count sage/summer khaki Aida (355-85) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 10.625" w x 15" h with a stitch count of 170 x 240. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC
12
154
166
225
300
581
600
602
640
647
677(2)
720
740
741
746(2)
754
758
761
780
782
814
832
834(2)
840
894
919
935
936
938
948
975
3022
3052
3072
3371(2)
3772
B5200
DMC Blends
none
Caron Waterlilies
083
153
Kreinik #4 Braids
none
Beads
00123
00165
00423
02011
02019
02040
03043(2)
Mill Hill
Treasures
none

Andromeda

MD149

This design is inspired by the Greek myth of Andromeda and the constellation named for her. Like Cassiopeia MD131, there are stitches of special floss that glow in the dark to
represent the constellation within the design. Hers is a dramatic story of monsters and chains and rescue and stellar beauty.
She is forever in the stars.

Model stitched on 32 count Twilight Blue Linen (65-18) by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 16 count Twilight Blue Aida (355-180) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 7.70″ w x 10.94″ h with a stitch count of 123 x 175. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC Floss
163
211
310
317
414
433
434
503
632
754
758
762
782
801
844
951
963
3042
3064
3350
3371
3740
3743
3747
3770
3799
3817
3836
white
Kreinik #4 Braid
052F
850
Caron Waterlilies
None
Mill Hill Beads
02022
42014
62047
10001(2)
10023
16608
Mill Hill Treasures
None

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 Snow Queen

MD143

This floss woven woman was inspired by winter storms and Danish fairy tales I read when I was a little girl. Patterns of beads and sparkling stars adorn her heavy cloak. Her companion is equally adorned in
festive winter swirls and dripping crystal beads. I love the moments after the strong beautiful storms when
everything is pure and silent. I imagine this is why they name the storms after women.

Model stitched on 32 count Twilight Blue Linen (65-18) by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 16 count Twilight Blue Aida (355-180) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 18.375″ w x 15.188″ h with a stitch count of 294 x 243. Stitched 2 over 2
DMC Floss
156
161
209
210
211
334
552
611(2)
612
754
758
838
915
924
948
3022
3023(2)
3024(2)
3325(2)
3371*
3607
3609
3740
3747
3753
3766
3799(2)
3810
3820
3821
3823
white(4)
DMC Blends
209/552
611/3820
3782/3823
Rainbow Gallery
Wisper
W88
Caron Waterlilies
197(2)
254(2)
Kreinik #4 Braid
009
032
Mill Hill Beads
02038
02082
10014
10046(3)
10061
10116
16606
18824
72010
72051
Mill Hill Treasures
13051
13057(5)

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

Sleeping Princess

MD123

Once upon a time, on a bed of tufted silks and embroidered pillows, a princess lies
dreaming of roses and lilies.

Stitched on 32 count Beach Walk Linen (65-282) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 13.4" w x 19.6" h with a stitch count of 214 x 313. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC® Floss
white (4)
157
208
310
413
414
434
436
437
470
550
554
632
704
718
727
747 (3)
754
758
772
775
801
807 (2)
902
913
921
924
936
938
948
954
955 (2)
977 (2)
3371
3607
3713 (2)
3733
3766 (3)
3778
3809
3814
3838
3839
3841
Kreinik #4 Braid
011HL (2)
027
Mill Hill® Beads
00081
00165
00367
02011 (2)
03058
16002
16026
16616
18824
40168

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