Sleeping Beauty fairy tale pattern chart
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Charles Perrault's fairy tale : Sleeping Beauty
Pattern to embroider in cross stitch or in petit point.
Each of the patterns in this series dedicated to Perraults fairy tales on one side a version of the motif in colour and on the other side, the same motif in unicolour. The instruction sheet contains the paragraph that it illustrates in the tale.
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, 14 colours of thread are needed. Our recommendations for these colours with our Retors du Nord thread: 2332, 2013, 2039, 2570, 2001, 2180, 2015, 2190, 2003, 2038, 2549, 2032, 2223 and 2445.
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.
These models are re-editions of vintage models.
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There were formerly a king and a queen,
who were so sorry that they had no children;
so sorry that it cannot be expressed.
They went to all the waters in the world;
vows, pilgrimages, all ways were tried, and all to no purpose.
At last, however, the queen had a daughter.
There was a very fine christening;
and the princess had for her godmothers all the fairies
they could find in the whole kingdom (they found seven),
that every one of them might give her a gift,
as was the custom of fairies in those days.
By this means the princess had all the perfections imaginable.
After the ceremonies of the christening were over,
all the company returned to the king's palace,
where was prepared a great feast for the fairies.
There was placed before every one of them
a magnificent cover with a case of massive gold,
wherein were a spoon, knife, and fork,
all of pure gold set with diamonds and rubies.
But as they were all sitting down at table
they saw come into the hall a very old fairy,
whom they had not invited,
because it was above fifty years
since she had been out of a certain tower,
and she was believed to be either dead or enchanted.
The king ordered her a cover,
but could not furnish her with a case of gold as the others,
because they had only seven made for the seven fairies.
The old fairy fancied she was slighted,
and muttered some threats between her teeth.
One of the young fairies who sat by her overheard how she grumbled;
and, judging that she might give the little princess some unlucky gift,
went, as soon as they rose from table,
and hid herself behind the hangings,
that she might speak last, and repair,
as much as she could, the evil which the old fairy might intend.
In the meanwhile all the fairies began to give their gifts to the princess.
The youngest gave her for gift
that she should be the most beautiful person in the world;
the next, that she should have the wit of an angel;
the third, that she should have a wonderful grace in everything she did;
the fourth, that she should dance perfectly well;
the fifth, that she should sing like a nightingale;
and the sixth, that she should play all kinds of music to the utmost perfection.
The old fairy's turn coming next,
with a head shaking more with spite than age,
she said that the princess should have her hand pierced
with a spindle and die of the wound.
This terrible gift made the whole company tremble,
and everybody fell a crying.
At this very instant the young fairy came out from behind the hangings,
and spake these words aloud:
"Assure yourselves, O King and Queen,
that your daughter shall not die of this disaster.
It is true, I have no power to undo entirely what my elder has done.
The princess shall indeed pierce her hand with a spindle;
but, instead of dying, she shall only fall into a profound sleep,
which shall last a hundred years,
at the expiration of which a king's son shall come and awake her."