Counted cross stitch pattern of two Banded Wrens (or Splendid Fairywren, Malurus splendens). The male is a small, long-tailed and bright blue Australian native bird. Inspired by an Elizabeth Gould illustration.
Found across much of Australia, these birds live in arid and semi-arid areas. The Banded Wren’s range extends from New South Wales to the Western Australia coast.
A fun and challenging modern bird cross stitch pattern. It will take a little time to create, but is worth the wait once you have a beautiful piece that you’ve created by hand. Recommended for beginners, this easy wren cross-stitch chart uses only whole cross stitches.
This large embroidery design is a perfect gift for a bird lover. Great for Elizabeth Gould admirers, wren fanciers, or crafters who love to dive into new projects.
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Australia & New Zealand
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|Stitch count:||162 x 272 (5865 total stitches)|
|Size:||29.4 x 49.3 cm (11.6 x 19.4 inches) with 14 count Aida (not including margins)|
|Thread colours:||32 DMC stranded cotton|
|Recommended skill level:||Beginner / Easy|
|Stitch types used:||Whole cross stitches|
|Tags:||Australian native, Elizabeth Gould, Historical artwork|
|RRP:||AUD $8.00 (price excludes GST/VAT)|
Banded Wren (Alurus splendens) illustrated by Elizabeth Gould (1804–1841) for John Gould’s (1804-1881) Birds of Australia (1972 Edition, 8 volumes). Digitally enhanced from our own [rawpixel] facsimile book (1972 Edition, 8 volumes).