Bard Celtic Gaelic Blackwork Monochrome Counted Cross-Stitch Pattern | Instant Download PDF

£6.32 GBP

Bard Celtic Gaelic Blackwork Monochrome Counted Cross-Stitch Pattern | Instant Download PDF

£6.32 GBP

This cross-stitch pattern depicts the story behind the Bard. A Bard All full cross-stitches only. This is a straightforward cross-stitch pattern that is most suitable for someone comfortable with stitching a pattern that isn't full-coverage.

Traditionally, a bard was a professional storyteller, verse-maker, music composer, oral historian, and genealogist, employed by a patron (such as a monarch or noble) to commemorate the patron's ancestors and to praise the patron's own activities. Often, these bards were a fixture in the courts of early Gaelic and British culture in the Middle Ages.

In broader literary contexts, a bard is often portrayed as a wandering poet or musician. This archetype is common in various cultures' folklore and mythologies. Bards in literature are often seen as repositories of cultural knowledge and history, respected for their wisdom and the power of their words and music.

This is a digital download that also works in the Pattern Keeper app

Easy to read cross stitch, modern cross stitch, Counted cross stitch

Stitch Count - 193 x 215

DMC Colors Used: 1

The pattern is stitched with just one color - I recommend DMC 310 (black) but any dark color will do. I highly recommend stitching it on a white fabric as the white background will help to highlight the pattern and really make it stand out. However, you can choose any color fabric you'd like!

Stitching areas are rounded up to the nearest full inch (example a pattern that is 10.35" x 10.72" is rounded to 11" x 11") to ensure you get enough fabric. 

You'll need extra fabric around the stitched pattern to allow for framing needs. The following table calculates how much fabric you'll need for this specific pattern based on the fabric count you choose and how much extra framing fabric you want.



Pattern Only

2" Extra Fabric

3" Extra Fabric

14 ct

14" x 16"

18" x 20"

20" x 24"

18 ct

11" x 12"

15" x 16"

17" x 18"

25 ct

8" x 9"

12" x 13"

14" x 15"

28 ct

7" x 8"

11" x 12"

13" x 14"

Included in this easy-to read-PDF pattern:
- printable version of final stitched product
- black and white symbol chart
- page layout
- color floss legend with DMC length used

This PDF counted cross stitch pattern available for instant download. No fabric, floss, or materials are included with this purchase.

Digital PDF Download will be available from the sales page directly after purchasing or via a download link sent via email. PDF Files integrate well with the app Pattern Keeper if needed.

Monochrome cross-stitch patterns can be quite intricate and beautiful, even with the limitation of using just one color. The shading and depth in the design are achieved by using different shades and intensities of the chosen color, as well as varying the density and direction of the stitches. This type of pattern is often used to create subtle and sophisticated pieces of embroidery, and it's a great choice for those who prefer a minimalist or monochromatic aesthetic.