The Letter cross stitch pattern is a stunning replica of an 1879 oil painting by Auguste Toulmouche. In the scene a young woman blissfully muses a letter she has just read, surrounded in all the luxuries of a French society girl.
What we love the most about this cross stitch is the bright blue colouring in the young woman’s high-fashion gown. The colours in the painting translate perfectly to the DMC electric blue, wedgewood, and peacock shades.
Apart from the bustled gown there are loads more fun elements in the project including the textured drapes, red velvet table cover, pot of fresh flowers, lace throw, and ornate wood panelling, .
This cross stitch is a very large full coverage project that measures 54.4 x 96.5cm (300 x 532 stitches) when stitched on 14 count Aida cloth. Despite being such a large piece, there is not a lot of confetti and many sections contain single colour blocks.
PATTERN KEEPER: for a better stitching experience, look for the extra chart in your download pack that has been specially formatted for the Pattern Keeper App. Due to the size and complexity of this project, we recommend using PK to manage The Letter cross stitch.
Auguste Toulmouche was a French realist painter who lived between 1829 and 1890. He was famous for his paintings of fashionable dressed women in brightly coloured scenes. If you love the French bustle and cross stitching shimmering textures, check out more cross stitch patterns inspired by the artworks of Auguste Toulmouche.