The Fox and the Goat fable pattern chart
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La Fontaine's Fable : The Fox and the Goat.
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, 2009, 2013, 2024, 2041, 2221, 2317, 2332, 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 Fox and the Goat is in our cross stitch kit La Fontaine's Fables - Episode 3.
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Lieutenant Reynard for companion chose
To travel with a goat with horns so high ;
The latter saw no farther than his nose,
The former was well versed in trickery.
Compelled by drought, they ventured down a well ;
There drank abundantly, and quenched their thirst.
Said Reynard “ Gaffer, canst thou tell
How we may now get out, and which the first ?
’Tis not enough, my friend, to drink ;
But stop ; I have it now, I think,
Raise up thy hoofs and horns against the wall,
Along thy back let me first gain the brink,
And when I’m on thy horns don’t fall :
By aid of this machine I shall. get out,
And then ’twill be thy bout. ”
“ So by my beard,” said Gaffer, “ it shall be,
I'm proud to travel with great wits like thee !
I should have tortured my poor brain,
And cudgelled it, alas ! in vain.
” Sir Reynard left the well and friend behind,
Preached him a very pretty sermon,
That might to patience him determine. “
If Heaven,” he said, “to thee had been as kind,
In gift of knowledge, as in length of beard,
Thou very wisely would'st have feared
Descending thus into a well ;
But I've escaped, and so farewell !
Use every effort to get out, my friend,
I've urgent business, and I must away---
Business, dear Gaffer, that I can't delay.
” In every matter we should mind the end.
Jean de la Fontaine
The Fox and the Goat
La Fontaine's museum in Château-Thierry.