The Crow and the Fox fable pattern chart
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La Fontaine's Fable: The Crow and the Fox.
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, 9 colours of thread are needed. Our recommendations for these colours with our Retors du Nord thread: 2005, 2009, 2013, 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.
hread and fabric not supplied.
The Crow and the Fox is in our cross stitch kit La Fontaine's Fables - Episode 1.
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Perched on a tree sat Master Crow
While in his beak he held a cheese ;
Lured by the smell stood Master Fox below,
And hailed him in such words as these :
“ What ! Master Crow ! good day ! how be ye ? ’
Pon honour I am glad to see ye !
How beautiful, how handsome ye appear !
How I should like to hear your note !
For if your warbling's like your coat,
You are the phoenix of the forests here.
” At this the crow could not enough rejoice,
Opened a large beak to show his pretty voice ;
Down dropt the precious prey . . .
Which Reynard seized, and ran away,
Leaving this short adieu :
“ Learn, my good fellow, that the flattering crew
Live at the cost of those they slyly please ;
I hope my lesson's worth your cheese. ”
The Crow too late, ashamed, and full of pain
Swore they should never bilk him so again.
Jean de La Fontaine
The Crow and The Fox
La Fontaine's museum in Château-Thierry.