This lovely cushion has a
traditional 'schoolroom' feel to it, showing the first letters a Victorian child
would learn in the classroom. In fact memorising the alphabet was referred to as
'learning your abc'. The design has been adapted from an old needlework
pattern book, dating from the late 19th century, combined with a simple border
of tiny flowers (to echo the flowers on the main letters), which I found on an
antique piece of needlework.
The cushion in the picture has
been worked entirely in cross stitch, but it could also be worked with cross
stitch for the design and tent stitch for the background.
The cushion has been worked on 10 count
canvas. It measures 27.5cm (11.2 inches) by 25.5cm ( 10 inches) to edge of cushion.
The central panel measures 23.5cm
( 9.3 inches) by 21cm (8.2 inches).
enable you to make this design yourself we provide a squared chart and full
instructions, which you can print out and follow.
NPC1 ABC Cushion Cover Chart Download