Cape Cod Evening cross stitch pattern was inspired by the 1939 oil painting by American artist Edward Hopper. It’s an unusual scene of an older couple with their collie dog, amidst windswept grass and a blue-hued forest.
We think you’ll enjoy stitching this American masterpiece and creating a unique piece of art for your favourite wall space. Something your friends, family and colleagues will admire for years.
Cape Cod Evening cross stitch is a large, full coverage project measuring 45.4 x 33.9cm when stitched on 14 count Aida cloth. Your download pack includes an extra chart that has been fully verified and tested in the Pattern Keeper App.
Here’s a little about the artwork from the NGA website, the painting is held by the National Gallery, Washington DC:
Edward Hopper painted Cape Cod Evening in 1939 in Truro, a small fishing village on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
Says the artist: “It is no transcription of a place, but pieced together from sketches and mental impressions of things in the vicinity. . . . The dry, blowing grass can be seen from my studio window in the late summer or autumn. In the woman I attempted to get the broad, strong-jawed face and blond hair of a Finnish type of which there are many on the Cape. The man is a dark-haired Yankee. The dog is listening to something, probably a whippoorwill [sic] or some evening sound.”
According to his wife, the painting was originally to have been titled “Whippoorwill,” after the nocturnal bird known for its distinctive song.
Edward Hopper was an American artist who lived from 1882 until 1967. He is famous for his contribution to American Realism and bringing the ‘everyday’ into his paintings. We’ve transformed some of his paintings (that are now in the public domain) into beautiful cross stitch projects. Check them out here.