The design was created for the International Show of Lace and Embroidery 2007, held in Rimini, Italy, every two years. Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta was the Seignior of Rimini from 1432. He was in love with his third wife, Isotta degli Atti, whom he met when she was only thirteen. A famous print of those times represents Sigismondo on his knees and Isotta standing in front of him the day when he dedicated the temple to her. From that print I took the inspiration to design and stitch Isotta in her garden, surrounded by roses, acanthus leaves and butterflies. The letters S and I are stitched above chequered panels and they also make a border around the sampler. The meaning of all symbols and colors of this sampler is explained in the chart pack.
Stitches: 163 x 175
you can complete the work adding seed pearls from Access Commodities or similar