The Imperial Renaissance Egg was created in 1894 under the supervision of Peter Carl Fabergé and was the last egg to be ordered by Czar Alexandra III of Russia for his wife Marie Feodorovna. The egg rests on its side and is made from grey agate and covered with a trelliswork of white enamel dotted with diamonds and rubies and surrounded with enamelled scrolls of foliage.
This mini cushion cross stitch design was inspired by the Renaissance Egg and is itself full of Sapphire, Emerald and Ruby colours on a bed of almost translucent grey and beige. Backstitch is used to re-create the detailing of the scrolled enamel work of the actual egg.
This cross stitch kit includes: 14HPI white aida fabric, ready-sorted DMC stranded cotton threads on a card sorter, needle, backing fabric, b&w symbol chart and instructions (cushion filler not included).
Design size: 5¾" (14.7cm) square.
The Renaissance Egg which inspired the design: