A counted cross stitch pattern. One of two patterns inspired by the designs on the back of a bronze mirror found at Trelan Bahow, Cornwall. It dates back to the 1st century BCE and is now housed in the British Museum.
The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year and the sun is at its weakest. This is reflected in the icy blue shades in the threads.
The pattern file includes two versions of the chart (one in black and white and one in colour), symbol key and colour image of the finished design.
The second file includes basic instructions and stitching tips.
Also available: Summer Solstice or buy both designs together for a discounted price. See other listings for details.
(c) Karen Eley/The Hawthorn Tree 2015