Delphian Cornflower Table Runner Cross Stitch Kit
Delightful blue cornflowers alternate with deep green cypress trees, a common motif in Mediterranean embroidery. I’ve arranged this charming floral design as a mirrored border, but you could easily use the designs in a variety of ways - the floral sprays or cypress trees as single motifs for a smaller project such as a child’s dress or pincushion, the small center border on a towel or small bag, or re-orient the design as a double-ended table runner. If you want a longer table runner, simply use a longer piece of fabric and work more repeats.
Stitch count: 79x171 sts/5264 total stitches
Finished size of embroidery area: 5-1/2 x 12-1/4” (9-1/2 x 14” hemmed)
Kit includes everything you need to make the runner in the photos:
26 count 100% cotton Traditional Groundcloth (imported from Greece), DMC floss, full color SOC (symbol-on-chart) pattern with both a close up and a full size schematic so you know how many repeats to work, along with a size 24 tapestry needle. The raw edges of the fabric are serged for your convenience, so you can start stitching as soon as you open the kit.
Designed + Produced in Salem, Oregon
* Woman Owned Business
From helping beginners get started on their embroidery journey to assisting experienced stitchers find new and exciting designs to challenge their skills, Avlea Folk Embroidery offers beautiful, historically inspired patterns and kits for cross stitch and embroidery as well as stitching support from how to videos and photos to helpful info about caring for textiles. Krista West, founder and designer, was a specialty tailor to Greek Orthodox churches in Greece. This is where she discovered Greek folk embroidery. For over a decade, Krista has been dazzled and delighted by the vast array of traditional folk embroidery, much of which is inspired by ancient Byzantine and Roman art and is seen virtually everywhere, from grand museums to tiny chapels to the humblest of homes.