This striking design of eight-pointed stars within octagons set off by double squares is easy to work yet has a beautiful intricacy. It is based upon a textile dating to 1820 from the island of Chios, a time in which embroidery work in the Greek islands had Italianate influence. this design most likely appealed to the embroideresses of Chios because of its eight-pointed star motif which was used widely throughout Byzantine art as the number eight symbolised the "eighth day of creation", resurrection, and new life.
The original textile was worked in muted shades but this fresh version features saturated tones of coral, teal antique gold and olive green. It can be worked as a tray cloth, pilow, wall hanging or framed textile (instructions included for these finishing options). It would also be lovely worked as a table runner with three repeats of the design worked horizontally.
Stitch area: 7 x 7"
Stitch count: 93 x 93 stitches
Your kit includes;
Full colour chart with instructions
John James #24 Tapestry Needle
26ct traditional Greek groundcloth
DMC cotton floss;
924 very dark grey green
3012 light grey green
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