The two Goats fable pattern chart
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La Fontaine's Fable : The two Goats.
Pattern to embroider in cross stitch or in petit point.
Each of the patterns in this series dedicated to La Fontaines' fables contains on one side a version of the motif in colour and on the other side, the same motif in unicolour.
Our patterns are all printed on large format paper (29,7 x 42) and are very easy to follow.
Size of this motif: 90 x 90 points.
When using 12 count embroidery linen and sewing over 2 threads, the finished piece will measure 15cm each side.
Sewing over 2 threads using 16 count linen, your piece will measure 11.3cm each side.
Sewing over 5.5 count Aida, your piece will measure 16.5cm each side. Don’t forget to leave a border around your embroidery.
For the multicolour version, 11 colours of thread are needed. Our recommendations for these colours with our Retors du Nord thread: 2005, 2013, 2033, 2041, 2221, 2317, 2332, 2443, 2445, 2570 and 2777.
Our patterns are presented in pretty printed folders, the colours vary according to our stocks.
The interior of the folders have printed reminders of the basic embroidery stitches.
Thread and fabric not supplied.
The two Goats is in our cross stitch kit La Fontaine's Fables - Episode 3.
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Two goats, who self-emancipated,-
-The white that on their feet they wore
Look'd back to noble blood of yore,-
- Once quit the lowly meadows, sated,
And sought the hills, as it would seem:
In search of luck, by luck they met
Each other at a mountain stream.
As bridge a narrow plank was set,
On which, if truth must be confest,
Two weasels scarce could go abreast.
And then the torrent, foaming white,
As down it tumbled from the height,
Might well those Amazons affright.
But maugre such a fearful rapid,
Both took the bridge, the goats intrepid!
I seem to see our Louis Grand
And Philip IV. advance
To the Isle of Conference,
That lies 'twixt Spain and France,
Each sturdy for his glorious land.
Thus each of our adventurers goes,
Till foot to foot, and nose to nose,
Somewhere about the midst they meet,
And neither will an inch retreat.
For why? they both enjoy'd the glory
Of ancestors in ancient story.
The one, a goat of peerless rank,
Which, browsing on Sicilian bank,
The Cyclop gave to Galataea;
The other famous Amalthaea,
The goat that suckled Jupiter,
As some historians aver.
For want of giving back, in troth,
A common fall involved them both.-
- A common accident, no doubt,
On Fortune's changeful route.
Jean de la Fontaine
The two Goats
La Fontaine's museum in Château-Thierry.