Totentanz Emoji Cross-Stitch Pattern by Cross-Stitch Vienna

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“The Danse Macabre (from the French language), also called the Dance of Death or Totentanz in German is an artistic genre of allegory of the Late Middle Ages on the universality of death: no matter one’s station in life, the Danse Macabre unites all.

The Danse Macabre consists of the dead or a personification of death summoning representatives from all walks of life to dance along to the grave, typically with a pope, emperor, king, child, and laborer. It was produced as memento mori, to remind people of the fragility of their lives and how vain were the glories of earthly life. Its origins are postulated from illustrated sermon texts; the earliest recorded visual scheme was a now-lost mural at Holy Innocents’ Cemetery in Paris dating from 1424 to 1425.” Source: Wikipedia.

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Totentanz Emoji

We all dance the Totentanz.

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Pattern Info

The pattern is designed on 14 Count Aida Fabric size.

The higher the Aida fabric’s count (stitches per inches), the smaller the final pattern.

How to read the chart table:

No. indicates 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 number of strands of the floss used for the design. Typically, you use two.

B/S value indicates backstitches.


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Cross-Stitch Vienna is a passion project created by an individual, who really needed a crafts project to escape the turmoil of 2020. It was established on the 5th of January, 2021, and continues to provide free counted cross-stitch patterns for those, who need a creative and offline distraction. CSV is based in Vienna, Austria, which inspired the name of the website.

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