Little Lady cross stitch pattern was inspired by the 1879 painting ‘Cherry Ripe’ by Sir John Everett Millais. Cherry Ripe was one of the most famous images in Victorian England and prints of the painting made their way into magazines and Christmas bulletins.
Our cross stitch piece is true to the original painting (including a faint representation of the Crown insignia) but leaves out the dark creepy vines that encircle the little girl.
This is a cutaway cross stitch project, best stitched on black Aida cloth. We’ve removed the cherry vines that feature in the original painting and replaced with a plain dark background (it makes for much easier stitching).
The finished piece measures 54.4cm x 82.7cm (when stitched on 14 count black Aida) though you might want to allow extra cloth to give some height over the little lady.
We recommend using Pattern Keeper to manage this challenging cross stitch so we have included an extra chart in your download pack that works perfectly in the App. We’re proud to be a Pattern Keeper Supported Designer.
John Everett Millais
We are big fans of Sir John Everett Millais and the English Pre-Raphaelite painters. If you love full coverage cross stitch that features literary characters and images from religion and mythology, you’re sure to find something in our growing collection of projects that replicate his paintings.