The Proms (short for Promenade Concerts) is known as the world's greatest classical music festival which has been held every Summer since 1895, and culminates in the Last Night of Proms held at The Royal Albert Hall in London. Sir Henry Wood was an English conductor known for his association with the Proms, as he conducted them for nearly half a century, introducing hundreds of new works to British audiences. After his death, the concerts were officially renamed in his honour as the "Henry Wood Promenade Concerts", although they continued to be generally referred to as The Proms. During the Proms season, a bust of Sir Henry Wood is borrowed for the Royal Academy of Music and placed in front of the organ at the Royal Albert Hall so he can watch over the proceedings.
This cross stitch design features the bust of Sir Henry Wood (with the obligatory laurel wreath that is placed around his neck by two 'prommers' on the Last Night), along with motifs of the Royal Albert Hall, an opera singer, violinist, clarinetist, conductor and 'prommers' along the bottom edge waving their flags on the Last Night. A Union Jack is in the centre, and the sides of the design recreate the patterns found on the balcony architecture inside the Royal Albert Hall.
Only whole cross stitch is required to stitch this design with some backstitching needed for the finer details.
This mini cushion 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.