La Fontaine's Fable: The Wolf and the Lamb.
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: 2004, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2033, 2034, 2041, 2221, 2332, 2445 and 2777.
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.
You may also like to discover the other series dedicated to Flowers, Crafts, Signs of the Zodiac, The Seasons, Perraults fairy tales and Parables.
The Wolf and the Lamb is in our cross stitch kit La Fontaine's Fables - Episode 2.
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Strength upon right with ease can trample,
As will appear by this example.
A gentle lamb to quench his thirst,
Came to a calm, transparent brook ;
A hungry wolf, in hour accurst,
That spot for his adventures took :
“ Rash creature ! ” cried he in. a rage,
To trouble thus the waters as they flow,
While I my thirst assuage ;
I’ll punish thee, insulting little foe ! ”
“ I pray your majesty, ” the Lamb replied,
“ Not to be angry, but observe the tide.
You stand above, and I below ;
The water comes to me from you :
How can I trouble what you drink ? ”
“ But I insist, ” he said, “ you do :
And I remember, now I think,
A year ago you treated me with scorn. ”
“ How could I ? I was not then born,
”Replied the Lamb. “ Perhaps, ” said Wolf
—“ agreed ; It was your brother then, who was so bold. ”
“ I have no brother, sire, indeed. ”
“ 'Twas some one of your family, I’m told,
For all of you dislike my breed,
Yourselves, your shepherds, and your curs ;
But I'll have vengeance, my fine Sirs !”
He said, not caring with more words to meet him.
And bore the lamb into the wood to eat him.
Jean de La Fontaine
The Wolf and the Lamb
La Fontaine's museum in Château-Thierry.