The Magic Circle cross stitch pattern was inspired by an 1886 supernatural painting by British artist John William Waterhouse. In this animated painting a sorceress stands before her steaming cauldron and uses a wand to draw a fiery magic circle. Watching on are jet black ravens, a human skull and toad, while the smoke from the fire billows up into the night.
This is a fantastic project and we have manage to retain the textured brushstrokes and fire colours from the original painting. It’s very challenging to stitch but if you are up for it, you’ll be rewarded with a stunning piece of art to display on your favourite wall. Your friends will be talking about this piece for years.
The Magic Circle cross stitch is a large, full coverage project that measures 54.4cm x 79.1cm when stitched on 14 count Aida cloth (300 x 436 stitches). We’ve rated this project ChallengingPLUS because there is A LOT of confetti and you’ll need 150 different DMC colours.
PLEASE NOTE: your download pack includes an extra chart that has been formatted for Pattern Keeper App. We recommend using PK for full coverage projects.
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 of wildflowers and mysterious water pools. Check out more cross stitch patterns inspired by John William Waterhouse here in our store.