The clever little tailor fairy tale pattern chart
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Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm's fairy tale : The clever little Tailor
Pattern to embroider in cross stitch or in petit point.
Each of the patterns in this series dedicated to Grimm's 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, 16 colours of thread are needed. Our recommendations for the colours with our Retors du Nord thread: 2317, 2012, 2876, 2834, 2033, 2030, 2005, 2266, 2190, 2567, 2034, 2780, 2221, 2777, 2022 and 2443.
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.
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...The King then summoned his council,
and sent one of his courtiers to the little tailor to beg him,
so soon as he should wake up,
to consent to serve in the King's army.
So the messenger stood and waited at the sleeper's side
until his limbs began to stretch,
and his eyes to open, and then he carried his answer back.
And the answer was, "That was the reason for which I came,"
said the little tailor, "I am ready to enter the King's service."
So he was received into it very honourably,
and a separate dwelling set apart for him.
But the rest of the soldiers were very much set against the little tailor,
and they wished him a thousand miles away.
"What shall be done about it?" they said among themselves;
"if we pick a quarrel and fight with him then seven of us will fall at each blow.
That will be of no good to us." So they came to a resolution,
and went all together to the King to ask for their discharge.
"We never intended," said they, "to serve with a man who kills seven at a blow."
The King felt sorry to lose all his faithful servants because of one man,
and he wished that he had never seen him,
and would willingly get rid of him if he might.
But he did not dare to dismiss the little tailor for fear
he should kill all the King's people, and place himself upon the throne.
He thought a long while about it, and at last made up his mind what to do.
He sent for the little tailor, and told him that as he was so great a warrior
he had a proposal to make to him.
He told him that in a wood in his dominions dwelt two giants,
who did great damage by robbery, murder, and fire,
and that no man durst go near them for fear of his life.
But that if the tailor should overcome and slay both these giants
the King would give him his only daughter in marriage,
and half his kingdom as dowry,
and that a hundred horsemen should go with him to give him assistance.
"That would be something for a man like me 1"thought the little tailor,
"a beautiful princess and half a kingdom are not to be had every day."
And he said to the King, "Oh yes, I can soon overcome the giants,
and yet have no need of the hundred horsemen;
he who can kill seven at one blow has no need to be afraid of two."
So the little tailor set out, and the hundred horsemen followed him.
When he came to the border of the wood he said to his escort,
"Stay here while I go to attack the giants."
Then he sprang into the wood, and looked about him right and left.
After a while he caught sight of the two giants;
they were lying down under a tree asleep,
and snoring so that all the branches shook. The little tailor,
all alive, filled both his pockets with stones and climbed up into the tree,
and made his way to an overhanging bough,
so that he could seat himself just above the sleepers;
and from there he let one stone after another fall
on the chest of one of the giants.
For a long time the giant was quite unaware of this,
but at last he waked up and pushed his comrade,
and said, "What are you hitting me for?"
"You are dreaming," said the other, "I am not touching you."
And they composed themselves again to sleep,
and the tailor let fall a stone on the other giant.
"What can that be?" cried he, "what are you casting at me?"
"I am casting nothing at you," answered the first, grumbling.
They disputed about it for a while, but as they were tired,
they gave it up at last, and their eyes closed once more.
Then the little tailor began his game anew,
picked out a heavier stone and threw it down
with force upon the first giant's chest.
"This is too much!" cried he,
and sprang up like a madman and struck his companion
such a blow that the tree shook above them.
The other paid him back with ready coin,
and they fought with such fury that they tore up trees
by their roots to use for weapons against each other,
so that at last they both of them lay dead upon the ground...
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
The clever little Tailor