Our Destiny cross stitch pattern was inspired by a nautical painting (c. 1900) by British artist John William Waterhouse. What’s extra special about this particular artwork is the dedication to the Artist’s War Fund (bottom left).
If you look in the bottom left corner you’ll notice the faint text ‘ARTISTS WAR FUND’ displayed on a wooden box. Waterhouse actually painted this beautiful artwork to raise money for the British troops in the Boer War, and we’ve managed to recreated the insignia in the same spirit of the original painting.
We just love the young lady’s shining red copper dress, soulful expression, and the world of promise in the reflecting mirror. If you can handle a big, full coverage cross stitch (measuring 63.5 x 80.4cm and 90+ DMC floss tones) you’ll be rewarded with an astonishingly beautiful piece of art. How much fun to stitch those books, globe, sailing ships, and black chequered floor? Heaps we think.
PLEASE NOTE: your download pack contains an additional chart specially formatted for Pattern Keeper App. Due to the large size and complexity of this chart we recommend using PK to manage the project.
English painter, John William Waterhouse lived between 1849 and 1917 and is famous for his paintings of characters from literature, mythology, and Arthurian legend. We have charted a large number of artworks by John William Waterhouse, check them out here in the store.