Autumn Tree with Castle cross stitch pattern, here’s a lovely design to stitch as the colourful season of Autumn changes into winter.
Our modern Autumn Tree with Castle design has a beautiful tree with copper and gold leaves drifting to the ground. It truly is Fall in this picture. It’s our favourite time of the year when the leaves change from green through red and gold before finally fluttering to the ground.
What story does our picture tell? Who lives in that splendid castle at the end of the road? Will the drawbridge of this heavily fortified building be let down so you can see inside or will you have to use your imagination? Is this the home of Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty or of a lovely princess, or could it be made from gingerbread?
The castle is designed in a selection of browns which complement each other and the roofs are a dashing crimson topped with a blue flag. There are lights on at all the windows as the residents enjoy the late afternoon sunshine and get ready for a lavish ball.
Autumn Tree with Castle fairytale inspiration
Its inspiration is taken from some of the lovely fairytale castles and palaces of Ludwig II’s Bavaria. He was known as the Swan King or the Dream King but unfortunately came to a sticky end in mysterious circumstances. And there is an air of mystery over our castle too.
This cross stitch pattern featuring an Autumn scene complete with fantasy inspired castle in the background is made on 16 count Aida and includes colour block and black symbols charts. The details are outlined with a single black thread while the grass shading adds depth to the picture.
You could create this design all-year round. It would make a lovely birthday card for a young person or perhaps a thank-you card for a friend who is keen on history.
After you’ve finished stitching it you could remove the needlework and use a couple of coats of green emulsion on the wooden frame. Make sure the paint is completely dry and then put the picture back into the frame, making an instant picture which can be hung straight onto a wall.
The other way to display it would be either stuck onto the front of a blank card or inside an aperture card. You could buy a card to match the colours on the design.
If you like this design then have a look at our Fairy Castle in our Fairies section.