The Imperial Czarevich Egg was created in 1912 for Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna as a tribute by Fabergé to her son the Czarevich Alexis (Alexei). The egg itself is made of blue lapis lazuli, overlaid with Louis XV-style golde cagework featuring designs of floral and leafy scrolls, canopies, garlands and the double-headed Imperial Eagle. A diamond-studded Imperial Eagle, framing a miniature portrait of the Alexis, sits on a lapis-lazuli base inside the egg.
This cross stitch design was inspired by the goldwork patterns and incorporates some of the scroll-work, garlands and the Imperial Eagle against a background of sapphire blue stitches. Only whole cross stitch is required to stitch this design, with some backstitch needed for the outlined features.
This pincushion 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.
THIS KIT ALSO INCLUDES A SMALL BAG OF FILLER FOR COMPLETING THE PINCUSHION.
Design size approx 4" (10cm) square.
The Imperial Czarevich Egg which inspired this design: