Stitch a slice of Tudor history with this mini cushion design of Catherine Howard, Henry VIII's fifth wife. A young, joyous Catherine Howard became Queen of England in 1540 aged only 16 or 17 but only lived for another 2 years, when she was beheaded on the grounds of treason by committing adultery whilst still married to King Henry, sharing a similar fate to that of Henry's second wife, Anne Boleyn. A tragic tale.
This triptych design features a portrait of Catherine, set against a tapestry-style background, with a second panel of Catherine's badge (showing a crowned red and white rose without a thorn, representing grace, beauty, love and faith) plus a third panel with her name and a mini Tudor Rose border.
This mini cushion cross stitch kit includes: 14HPI white aida fabric, ready-sorted DMC Stranded Cotton Threads on a numbered card sorter, needle, backing fabric, b&w symbol chart and instructions (cushion filler not included).
Design size: 6" x 7" (15.2cm x 17.8cm).
Only whole cross stitch is required with some backstitching needed for the finer details.