Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas in French) is a small folk style sampler featuring floral and animal elements. For this sampler I took inspiration from antique sampler books, and gave my own twist to some traditional themes.
I design most of my patterns in monochromes, so you can select your own favourite colour thread and linen to stitch it up. You can of course decide to stitch this pattern in more colours as well. I stitched mine up with just over two skeins of Tudor Red embroidery wool, stitched on 32ct Flax embroidery linen.
This particular pattern measures 129 crosses in hight, and 107 crosses in width. When stitched over two threads on 32 count linen it would measure approximately 8 1/8” by 6 3/4” (20.5 by 17cm)