And We Are Not Afraid Cross Stitch Pattern

$9.79 USD

No. 2 of the Sancta Series

How about cross stitching a mystical scene in warm glowing pastels?



And We Are Not Afraid cross stitch was inspired by a mystical painting by artist, philosopher, and peace activist Nicholas Roerich. The painting is part 2 of the Sancta Series — 6 paintings symbolising a spiritual journey.

It’s a serene image of two monks standing out in the wild, their dark shrouded silhouettes alongside a Russian black bear. The morning glow beams up through to the snow in magnificent shades of coral, lavender, pearl grey, peach and eggplant.

The Project

This is a large, full coverage cross stitch and the finished piece measures 54.4 x 37.9cm when stitched on 14 count Aida cloth. We’ve rated the project Challenging PLUS because the chart has a lot of confetti and similar colours to replicate the snow and pale glow over the mountains.

PATTERN KEEPER: you’ll find an extra chart that has been specially formatted for the Pattern Keeper App in your download pack. We recommend PK for large projects like this one.

Matching Charts

Check out the other charts in Nicholas Roerich’s Sancta Series — six paintings symbolising the spiritual journey of a Christian.

The Artist

Nicholas Roerich lived between 1874 and 1947 and was famous in his own country for painting scenes from ancient history (look for the Viking and Slavs series in the shop).

In his later years he travelled extensively through India, Mongolia and Asia, capturing the essence of the Indian and Nepal Himalayas — as well as themes and symbols from the world’s great religions. Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism.

What we particularly love about the artworks of Nicholas Roerich is the way they evokes a deep sense of peace, tranquility and stillness. Perfect for cross stitch.

Keep calling back to the store as we add more amazing cross stitch projects featuring the artworks and visions of Nicholas Roerich.

Additional information


Chart size


14 Count Aida Cloth 300 x 209 stitches (54.4 x 37.9cm)

Accent Colours




Pattern Keeper


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