The Accolade cross stitch pattern was inspired by the 1901 oil painting by British artist Edmund Blair Leighton. In this gorgeous medieval scene, a young man is knighted before court by the beautiful queen. Witnessing the event are members of the nobility and her court attendants.
We just adore the Queen’s long golden hair, flowing gown, red upholstered throne, and shimmering crown — as well as the young knight’s chain mail armour and bold coat of arms. We think you’ll be delighted at how much detail is captured in the charts and how much the finished piece resembles the original painting.
This is a large full-coverage cross stitch and measures 39.9cm x 68.4cm (220 x 377 grid size) when stitched on 14-count Aida cloth. The project requires 118 different DMC colours and you’ll be completing 82,940 cross stitches.
PLEASE NOTE: we’ve included an extra chart in your download pack that has been specially formatted for the Pattern Keeper App. PK is the best way to manage full-coverage cross stitch projects.
We’ve charted all three paintings from Edmund Leighton’s Code of Chivalry series. The paintings were extremely popular at the turn of the 20th century and were well-received by the Royal Academy. Now you can stitch them for yourself.
Edmund Blair Leighton was a British artist who lived between 1852 and 1922. He is famous for his stunning interpretations of medieval legends and romantic scenes in the style of the Pre-Raphaeliete and Romantic period artists. We are busy charting a large number of his paintings into cross stitch patterns that look just like the original artwork but work perfectly in the Pattern Keeper App.