Taking Time Out (Prendre le Temps) – counted cross stitch chart. Monochrome design using black thread. Blackwork. French instructions.

Taking Time Out (Prendre le Temps) – counted cross stitch chart. Monochrome design using black thread. Blackwork. French instructions.


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Printed chart, cross stitch chart, cross stitch pattern, Blackwork chart


Taking Time Out (Prendre le Temps) – unusual egg timer style counted cross stitch and back stitch chart by French designer.

Chart to work in monochrome using a black DMC thread or a variegated thread.

• Model can be stitched using 28 / 32 / 35 / 40 count fabric or 14 / 16 / 18 count Aida.
• Charted for black DMC stranded cotton.
• Black and White Chart and Key in French. (English translation available on request)

Cross stitch and back stitch.
75 x 110 stitches

Other blackwork designs, including Snail, Square and Spiral (pictured) are available in my shop section Blackwork:

Hand Dyed Variegated threads are also available in my Etsy store:

28 count white fabric available on Etsy listing number:

16 count white Aida:

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Apr 3 - 7

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United Kingdom

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Mark Clarke

Mark Clarke

Owner of AiguilleAnglaise

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5 out of 5 stars

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Elena 20 Feb, 2020

Mushroom 19 Feb, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Just loved this pattern and was happy about the language choice. Thank you.

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