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Penelope at Her Loom Cross Stitch Pattern

$13.85 USD

Beautiful literary cross stitch of Penelope at her loom, patiently awaiting the return of her husband Odysseus.



Penelope at Her Loom cross stitch pattern was inspired by an early 20th century literary painting by Sidney Harold Meteyard. It is a scene from Homer’s Odyssey of the virtuous Penelope, who has been waiting for more than 10 years for her husband to return from the Trojan War. In the distance (upper right) a small  flotilla of ships enter the harbour, hinting at the homecoming.


This full coverage cross stitch project captures the mythological scene in stunning detail including Penelope’s lustrous Auburn hair, jewelled headress, flowing Grecian robe dress, and harbour backdrop. You’ll also enjoy stitching the intricacies of the loom and red poppy border.

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

In fact, it stretches more than 67cm x 100cm (when stitched on 14-count Aida cloth) and requires 155 different DMC colours. The grid area is 370 x 557 and there are 206,090 stitches. Are you up for the challenge?

PLEASE NOTE: To avoid any headaches, we recommend using  Pattern Keeper App to manage this project, as there was really no way of differentiating the symbols. Look in your download pack for an extra PK chart.

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.


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.

Additional information

Full Coverage

Pattern Keeper

Chart Specs

Grid Size: 370 x 557
Cross Stitches: 206,090
Size: 67.1cm x 101.1cm
Fabric: 14-count Aida cloth
Palette: 155 DMC colours

1 review for Penelope at Her Loom Cross Stitch Pattern

  1. Martin P. (verified owner)

    Love this pattern. Detailed and clear. Floss usage is very clearly given and it is pattern keeper friendly. Perfect!

    • Melinda J. Irvine (store manager)

      Thanks for the lovely review Martin. I put so much love into patterns when I am charting them and I’m so glad they are giving you so much stitching pleasure. Mel xx

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