Lady of Shalott with Tapestry Cross Stitch Pattern


Cross stitch the Lady of Shalott at her tapestry loom, shortly before the reflection of Lancelot appears in the mirror.



Our Lady of Shalott with Tapestry cross stitch pattern was inspired by the literary painting I Am Half-Sick of Shadows, Said the Lady of Shalott.

Completed by British artist John William Waterhouse in 1915, the story of the painting is told in a famous poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

The Lady of Shalott is confined to a tower, cursed to spend her days weaving images into her tapestry loom and viewing the outside world as mere reflections of the mirror.

The scene expresses the soulful longing for something out of reach, does that sound like you?


Our cross stitch project captures the scene in exquisite detail including the Lady’s bright red gown, her expressive face, autumn leaves falling to the floor, and lovers strolling the gardens outside. We think you’ll especially enjoy stitching the fine detail of her tapestries and wisps of thread trailing across the floor.

But we must warn you. This is a very very big chart.

In fact, it’s the actual size of the original painting — stretching more than 72cm x 100cm and requiring 147 different DMC colours. We’ve done our best to differentiate the symbols, but recommend using Pattern Keeper App to manage the project.

This fantastic project is well worth your stitching efforts and will surely be a signature piece and talking point in your home, office, or studio for many years to come.


English painter John William Waterhouse lived from 1849 and 1917 and was famous for his literary paintings and mystical scenes.

We have transformed a number of his paintings into cross stitch pattern,s especially scenes from the poetry of Tennyson and Shakespeare. Check the store for more John William Waterhouse cross stitch.

Additional information


Chart size


14 count Aida cloth 400×555 stitches (72.6 x 100.7cm)

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