Our Tale from the Decameron cross stitch pattern was inspired by a 1916 literary painting by British artist John William Waterhouse. If you aren’t familiar with The Decameron, it’s a collection of stories written around 1350.
In the painting, the artist has imagined a young renaissance man in fashionable clothes telling stories from the Decameron to a group of enamored young maidens. And now it’s yours to cross stitch.
We aren’t going to kid you here, this is a great big project. Stretching almost a metre wide and using 138 DMC tones, this one will keep you busy over the winter. Or maybe a couple of winters.
Are you up for the challenge? Persevere and you’ll be rewarded with a gorgeous feature for your fravourite wallspace. Something that will be talking point among your friends and colleagues for many years.
PROJECT NOTE: due to the size and complexity of the chart we recommend using Pattern Keeper App to manage this project.
John William Waterhouse was an English painter who lived between 1849 and 1917. He was famous for his paintings of Arthurian legend, mythology, and literary characters.
His paintings are incredibly lifelike, and we adore his natural backgrounds featuring wildflowers and mysterious water pools. Check out more cross stitch patterns inspired by John William Waterhouse here in our store.