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Avlea Folk Embroidery

Cross Stitch Table Runner Kit Despina’s Anemone

Regular price $36.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $36.00 USD
This compelling design originates in a stunning tablecloth a friend of mine shared with me. Her mother, Despina, stitched it for her prika, a collection of embroidered tablecloths, cushion covers, and other handmade textiles that family members gift to a Greek bride so she can beautify her new home, a tradition which dates back centuries in Greece. Featuring a vibrant colorway of garnet, coral, blue, ecru, and golden olive that is just as stylish today as it was 25 years ago when Despina originally stitched it, the stylized anemone motif is further ornamented by a wonderful use of backstitches to throw the bright colors into high relief. Wallhanging/table runner version. Stitch count: 89 x 209 (4432 sts/7357 backsts). Finished size: 10x18” finished. Kit includes Traditional Groundcloth imported from Greece, DMC floss, John James size 24 tapestry needle, and full-color pattern.