Alister the Parrot
Alister is a rather pretty parrot, isn’t he? Parrots are popular subjects in Victorian needlework, possibly because they were fashionable as pets. Enjoy stitching this charming design with the highest quality Elizabeth Bradley wool.
- Size: 16" x 16" design on a 20" x 20" canvas
- Mesh Count: 10 holes to the inch
- Product Code: EBVA14
- Collection: Victorian Animal
Featured Finished Cushion Shown on Black and Winter White Background.
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I have waited a long time to purchase Alistair The Parrot but I always got distracted by all the other beautiful designs and he was always “next time”. Finally it was his time and I purchased not Alister but also his mate Pete, both in the pale blue background.
I can’t wait to get started over Christmas and New Year as I will be staying with my daughter and so will have plenty of time. It’s going to be a very happy stitching festive period.
I’m stitching him as a Christmas gift for me DIL- she gets the beautiful box to open Christmas Day
Alister the Parrot is beautiful and compliments Pete the Parrot which I stitched from the book years ago.
The wool colours are tasteful, in true EB style. I would recommend these kits to anyone who loves needlepoint.
Beautiful, luscious, as are all of EB products!
Since 1990 I have owned two Elizabeth Bradley needlepoint books and had finished several projects from them and ogled others, especially the parrot. I haven't done any needlepoint in over 25 years and was thrilled with Alister the Parrot when I opened the box. Although the continental tent stitch and half cross tent stitch were the stitches I had typically used, the Victorian cross stitch is easy to work, especially since the design is perfectly and evenly printed. Gorgeous! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Elizabeth Bradley needlepoint kits.