Hope Comforts Love cross stitch pattern was inspired by the 1901 painting Hope Comforting Love in Bondage by Sidney Harold Meteyard. In the scene, the Roman God Cupid is being comforted by Spes, the Goddess of Hope.
You’ll probably notice that both the Gods are androgynous in nature, taking on the characteristics of both the male and female genders. We love adore art that pushes the boundaries and challenges stereotypes. How about you?
This is a very large, full coverage cross stitch project, measuring 90.7cm x 88.4 cm when stitched on 14 count Aida cloth (500 x 487 grid size). You’ll be using 121 different DMC colours and will complete 243,500 cross stitches.
To avoid any headaches, we recommend using Pattern Keeper App to manage this project, as there was really no way of differentiating the symbols. We’ve included an extra PK chart in your download pack.
Sidney Harold Meteyard was a British painter and mixed-media artist. He was a contemporary of William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones and is famous for his brightly-coloured depictions of literature, myth and legend. Check our store for more patterns inspired by Sidney Meteyard.