Dracula Quote Cross Stitch Sampler Pattern Bram Stoker Instant Download Gothic Novel

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“The blood is the life! The blood is the life!” counted cross stitch sampler pattern.

This listing is for a PDF copy of the sampler pattern, which is sold as an instant digital download. Included with the pattern is a document containing a DMC floss color chart (which can be modified to suit the stitcher’s tastes) as well as any other relevant information about working the pattern.

In Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Dr. Seward has been caring for a mental patient named Renfield. Unbeknownst to Dr. Seward, Renfield has been driven mad by Dracula, and is seeking immortality for himself. One night, Renfield bursts into the doctor’s office and cuts Dr. Seward’s wrist with a knife. The doctor punches him, and Renfield falls to the floor, where he remains. The doctor calls for help and binds his wrist. He is then shocked to discover that Renfield is licking up the pool of blood from the floor. “He was easily secured, and, to my surprise, went with the attendants quite placidly, simply repeating over and over again: ‘The blood is the life! the blood is the life!’”

In designing this pattern, I wanted the feel of a vintage poster. I made the letters an eye-catching red and black, and used the same red in a slightly art-deco border that evokes the look of pooling blood.

It took about 17 hours to stitch.

To view this pattern, you will need Adobe Reader, a free program available at http://get.adobe.com/reader .

Please contact me with any questions!



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Beautiful cross stitch pattern that speaks to my gothic heart! Super happy with the PDF file and the pattern looks straightforward and easy to follow. Thanks a lot!
Feb 19, 2018 by Susan

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