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I am a Ph.D. student who knits and otherwise crafts in her spare (ha!) time. I absolutely adore knitting. I have been knitting for pretty much all my life; I first learned in the second grade, when ...

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Compulsory Education

from Purple Stitching
(10) Name: 'Embroidery : Compulsory Education
Compulsory Education

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Counted Cross Stitch

Pattern Description:

Cross stitch this image of a girl reading to her dog, based on a painting by Briton Rivire. The pattern includes instructions, thread requirements, key, and symbol chart for 80 colors of DMC embroidery floss. When stitched on 18-count Aida, the final design will be 12" x 17". This pattern uses only full cross stitches.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 12" x 17"


  • DMC Embroidery Floss
  • 18-Count Aida
  • Tapestry Needle