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Little Seamstress Cross Stitch Pattern - Jessie Willcox Smith
Little Seamstress Cross Stitch Pattern - Jessie Willcox Smith - vintage illustration

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Little Seamstress Cross Stitch Pattern - Jessie Willcox Smith

This advanced fine-art cross stitch design, Little Seamstress (also known as How Doth the Busy Bee), was developed from an illustration done by the well-known illustrator Jessie Willcox Smith for "A Child’s Book of Old Verses" published in 1910. “As I work, who’s watching me? My ten dolls in a row. They all attend quite patiently as I teach them to sew.” Jessie Willcox Smith increased the appreciation of children in the American culture through her loving portrayal of them and their activities.

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Pattern Details

Design Size:
224w x 324h stitches

Types of Stitches:
Full stitches only, no half or quarter stitches, no backstitching

Level of Difficulty:

Sewn Design Size:
14 count: 16.00 x 23.14 inches - 406mm x 588mm
18 count: 12.44 x 18.00 inches - 316mm x 457mm
20 count: 11.20 x 16.20 inches - 284mm x 411mm
22 count: 10.18 x 14.73 inches - 259mm x 374mm

Fabric size necessary for design:
Add six inches to both length and width (3" on each side)

Number of floss colors in the design: 62 (DMC cotton floss) No blended colors.

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5 of 5 Little Seamstress May 3, 2017
Reviewer: VERONICA BERTHA from KINGS PARK, NY United States  
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