The Armada Portraits, of which there were three, commemorate the great naval victory of 1588, during the Spanish Armada. Althought the dress designs of Queen Elizabeth I differ slightly in each portrait, they are united in their symbolism, with Pearls representing virginity, the white dress for purity and the black gown meaning constancy. The wonderful jewels and ribbon bows in these portraits have inspired this opulent cross stitch design and a leaflet is included with this kit which provides details of the paintings.
This mini cushion counted cross stitch kit includes: 14ct white Aida fabric, ready-sorted DMC Stranded Cotton Threads on a numbered and symboled card sorter, needle, backing fabric, b&w symbol chart and full instructions, plus a design history leaflet (cushion filler not included).
Design size: 5¾" (14.7cm) square.