"Cead Mile Failte" means "A hundred thousand welcomes!" This Gaelic greeting will make your guests feel right at home. This piece, with lavish details and gorgeous jewel-tone colors, was inspired by Irish artwork from centuries past. Similar art appeared on the decorated pages of their illuminated manuscripts- the details so finely drawn that later generations called it "the work of angels", because it was unbelievable that any human hand could have created it. Now you can carry on this proud tradition with modern-day techniques.
The "Cead Mile Failte" Cross Stitch Pattern is based on artwork by Cari Buziak. The design measures 399 stitches wide by 495 stitches high. The cross stitch pattern spans 44 pages, and is printed double-sided, on unbound sheets in a clear plastic bag for protection. There is a color picture of the completed chart on the front page. The pattern itself is graphed in black and white symbols, and a table showing the DMC colors you'll need is included. This is a massive project that will provide you with many hours of enjoyment. It is not the best choice for beginners, but for the experienced stitcher, this will be an exciting challenge. Copyright - Heaven and Earth Designs, Inc.
This is a pattern for counted cross stitch. It is not a complete kit. You will need to supply your own fabric and floss. We are not able to offer digital downloads of our patterns at this time.
How much fabric do I need?
To calculate the amount of fabric you will need for your project, divide the number of stitches by the stitch count of the fabric you wish to use. The higher the count of your fabric, the smaller your piece will be. Some examples appear below. Remember to leave several additional inches as a border on each side, to facilitate framing your project when it is finished.
How difficult is this pattern?
|Fabric count||Approximate size |
of stitched area
|14-count||21 1/2" × 35 1/4"|
|18-count||16 3/4" × 27 1/2"|
|25-count||12" × 19 3/4"|
Here's some information to consider to help you decide if this pattern is within your comfort zone.
Can I get this as a complete kit?
|Number of stitches||300 × 495|
|Number of colors||86|
|Number of pages||44|
|Half- or quarter-stitches||no|
Nope. Sorry but we only sell printed patterns. You will need to provide your own floss and fabric for your project.Can I get this pattern as a download?
I'm sorry, but we only offer physical patterns at this time. We do not sell downloads of these patterns.