La Fontaines' Fable - The Tortoise and the two Ducks

La Fontaines' Fable - The Tortoise and the two Ducks

The Tortoise and the two Ducks fable pattern chart

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La Fontaine's Fable: The Tortoise and the two Ducks.
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, 12 colours of thread are needed. Our recommendations for these colours with our Retors du Nord thread2009, 2013, 2024, 2034, 2039, 2221, 2317, 2332, 2409, 2443, 2445 and 2570.

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 Tortoise and the two Ducks is in our cross stitch kit La Fontaine's Fables - Episode 3.


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A tortoise of a giddy brain,
Desired to quit her hole and native plain.
They willingly to foreign countries roam,
Who walk but lame in their affaire at home.
Two ducks, to whom our lady told
Her undertaking wise and bold,
Promised to lead her to some blessed abode :
" Do you perceive," they said, " that spacious road ?
We'll raise and wing thee to Columbus' shore ;
Many republics you'll explore,
Many a kingdom, people, great and small,
You'll mark their customs, and you'll learn them all.
Thus did Ulysses." Little dreamt we here,
To see Ulysses for such folks appear.
The tortoise jumped at this proposal fair ;
And straight the birds an instrument prepare,
To bear our lady pilgrim through the air.
Across her mouth a stick they passed ;
" Bite hard," they cried, " and hold it fast.
" Each holding tight his end, they leave the ground :
The rising tortoise wonder spread around,
To see the animal so slow before,
Between two hobbies thus with house to soar.
" Come, come, and see a miracle ! " they cry ;
" The queen of tortoises pass through the sky ! "
" The queen ! ay, sure I am ; no laughing, pray.
" Better had she moved silent on her way:
For letting go the stick, and there no seat,
She fell, and burst at her spectators' feet ;
Her indiscretion caused her death that day.

Imprudence, prate, with empty pride, in fine,
And idle curiosity to stray,
As nearest kindred ever join,
The offspring all of one unbroken line.

Jean de La Fontaine
The Tortoise and the two Ducks

La Fontaine's museum in Château-Thierry.

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