Splendid Wren cross stitch pattern
Splendid Wren (or Banded Wren) cross stitch pattern

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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Banded Wrens embroidery chart details

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). https://www.rawpixel.com/image/321167/

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