La Fontaines' Fable - The Peacock complaining to Juno

La Fontaines' Fable - The Peacock complaining to Juno

The Peacock complaining to Juno fable pattern chart

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La Fontaine's Fable : The Peacock complaining to Juno.
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, 13 colours of thread are needed. Our recommendations for these colours with our Retors du Nord thread2004, 2009, 2013, 2033, 2039, 2041, 2190, 2221, 2332, 2443, 2445, 2570 and 2876.

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 Peacock complaining to Juno is in our cross stitch kit La Fontaine's Fables - Episode 3.

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The bird of Juno thus complained :
“ Goddess,” he said, “ 
I am constrained To murmur at my own discordant note.
The song you gave my strident throat 
Displeases nature round ; 
Whereas the nightingale, that silly thing,
With lively notes of sweetest sound 
Makes all the groves and valleys ring, 
And bears away the honours of the spring.”  
Juno in anger quick replied :
“ Peace, jealous bird ! does it to thee belong
To envy the poor nightingale his song ?
Thy neck with colours of the rainbow dyed,
Strutting in all thy varied silken pride !
Thy tail, where riches sparkle bright and vary, 
Like the brave treasures of a lapidary !
There is no bird beneath the skies
So pleasing to admiring eyes.
No animals all gifts can claim,
Their qualities change with their name ;
Some big and strong you may behold,
Swift is the hawk, the eagle bold,
The raven bodes the near-approaching doom,
The crow forewarns of evils yet to come;
And all contented spread around their note.
Cease then complaining, or from tail to throat.

Jean de la Fontaine
The Peacock complaining to Juno 

La Fontaine's museum in Château-Thierry.

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