Saint Cecilia cross stitch pattern was inspired by an early 20th century painting by Sidney Harold Meteyard. Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians and in the painting she is presented playing the organ under divine inspiration from a winged angel.
Our full coverage cross stitch project is a beautiful replica of this gorgeous painting. We think you’ll greatly enjoy recreating the angel’s luminous green robes and Saint Cecilia’s gentle hands on the keyboard — as well as the brightly coloured surrounding elements (stained glass windows, pipe organ, and floral displays).
The project measures 50.8cm x 44.3cm when stitched on 14 count Aida cloth (280 x 244 grid size). You’ll need more than 220 different DMC colours to recreate the artist’s original colour palette and you’ll complete 68,320 cross stitches.
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.