Walk through the tranquility of the Water Garden as water falls from an Italian Renaissance fountain carved with dolphins, and cascades from grottos stolen from the ruins at Pompeii during a Grand Tour.
Follow the dragonflies and leaping Golden Orfe fish to the picturesque lake strewn with water lilies, and you might just spot frolicking otters, hungry ducks and leaping frogs. Watch out for the pike lurking in the shadows and the weed-covered ruins of an ancient Roman villa...is that treasure buried in the mud...?
Stitch count: 115 x 160
Stitches used: cross stitch, back stitch, colonial knots, padded satin stitch, bullion knots
Twelve-page booklet + nine pages of charts, including: colour pictures of finished piece, stitch diagrams and full instructions
Materials required: 32ct Light blue linen (model uses Zweigart 32ct linen in Ice Blue), DMC six-stranded cotton, Rajmahal Art Silk (or similar fine thread with a high shine), Kreinik blending filament (optional)