Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings. – W.H. Auden
“The night is darkening round me” by Emily Brontë is one of my favourite poems. I decided to commemorate a couple of verses from it in cross-stitch to celebrate the #WorldPoetryDay!
The whole poem reads:
The night is darkening round me,
The wild winds coldly blow;
But a tyrant spell has bound me,
And I cannot, cannot go.
The giant trees are bending
Their bare boughs weighed with snow;
The storm is fast descending,
And yet I cannot go.
Clouds beyond clouds above me,
Wastes beyond wastes below;
But nothing drear can move me;
I will not, cannot go.
Keyword: night, poetry, dark, goth, emily bronte cross-stitch,
Patterns – Useful Info
The pattern is designed on 14 Count Aida Fabric size.
The higher the Aida fabric’s count (stitches per inch), the smaller the final pattern.
How to read the chart table:
No. indicates the total number of stitches for each floss colour.
Length indicates how many skeins (one skein = one bundle of six-strand embroidery floss) you need for the design.
Strands indicate the number of strands of the floss used for the design. Typically, you use two.
B/S value indicates backstitches.
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