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Red Shoes Cross Stitch


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Not all fairy tales are about pretty princesses and handsome princess saving the day. The Red Shoes by Hans Christian Andersen is one such story. A poor young girl is taken in by a wealthy widow, but she fails to behave like a proper young lady. When she wears bright red shoes to church against the widow's wishes, they become cursed and she must dance until she convinces a woodsman to cut off her feet. 100 stitches wide by 150 stitches tall. Stitched in 14 Count Aida, this pattern would measure about 7.14" x 10.71" Your background fabric will make the door of the church, so choose a color that will make the door you like best. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Cross Stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 100x150 stitches

Recommended with this pattern

  • DMC floss (see description)
  • Aida or similar
  • Needle, scissors

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I am the craftiest daughter of a very crafty mother. She taught me a lot of crafty basics when I was young. In k-12, I used to get in trouble for drawing on my schoolwork. Later on I picked up a paintbrush and taught myself how to paint. For a brief period in college, I played with a computer based paper doll program (kisekae) and I got quite handy with a mouse. Today, I use my chronic doodling habit to develop cross stitch and embroidery patterns. I'm taking a break from designing patterns to work on a crazy quilt project. There are several new embroidery designs that I'm developing for this project. When it's done, I will work on publishing them as patterns here.