NPC 11: The Shepherdess


A romantic shepherdess follows her sheep through the meadows, her crook decorated with bows and ribbons. Along her path wild irises are in bloom.

Adapted from an old French needlework pattern, this lovely lady fits neatly into a Clippy Cover Girl bag sleeve, or would make a charming picture or cushion. 

The panel measures 22cm (8.6 inches) by 29.5cm (11.7inches).

These single colour designs on 7 count plastic canvas are extremely easy and quick to work and so are very suitable for complete beginners. When using this panel in a Clippy bag there is no background to be stitched, just the central motif and so a design like this can be completed in a day or two.

Once the design is finished a coloured sheet of card, material or foam is placed behind the canvas to provide the contrasting colour. You can change these sheets from time to time to suit your mood or to match your outfit. It is also fun to decorate the finished needlework further by stitching pieces of old lace, buttons, or other accessories to the canvas, to make your own original work of art!

And why not make the Shepherdess for one side of your bag and the Flower Lady for the other? We offer a discount below if you purchase both designs at once.

The Clippy Cover Girl Bag and the plastic canvas can be bought from our website shop.


NPC 11: The Shepherdess Chart Download

Price 3 

NPC 18: The Shepherdess and Flower Lady Combined Charts Download

Price 5