Goldcrest Cross Stitch Pattern

           We have a new small bird counted cross stitch pattern – Goldcrest.

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Goldcrest is the smallest European bird, however, it isn’t an ordinary bird. Its colourful golden crest feathers, as well as being called the “king of the birds” in European folklore, gives rise to its English and scientific names. The scientific name, R. regulus, means king or knight. 

East Asian Inspirations

I’ve completed this stitching at last! It was 2019 year Sal arranged by Lakesideneedlecraft by Lucie Heaton pattern. It was a real adventure, especially backstitch, which made me crazy sometimes, but each cross and french knot, and even couching were worth it! If you ask me, which part is my favourite, I don’t know the answer. Each part became a favourite as it was finished. Well, maybe a big Wave, or a Crane, or maybe a Carp, and so on, and so on…there is no answer! It was an excellent pattern, thank you, Lucie!

Stitched on Murano Pearl Evenweave 32 count, DMC thread. Techniques used: whole cross stitch, french knots, backstitch, couching.