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Category Pretty Little Things 38 - Royalty, Home, Scheepjes Publications
Technique other
Languages dutch english-uk
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A Castle Not So Far Away

By Liz Barraclough

If your imagination is captured by the fairy-tale lives of princes and princesses, then we invite you to picture A Castle Not So Far Away. This bright and colourful design by Liz Barraclough is embroidered on 14 count Aida in whole cross-stitches following a full colour chart. The rainbow castle featured has been created using the handy prepacked DMC Stranded Cotton Passion Assortment and framed in a 15.5cm wooden hoop.


  • DMC Stranded Cotton assortment ‘Passion’
  • 1 skein cream DMC Stranded Cotton
  • 25 x 25cm piece white DMC 14ct Aida fabric
  • 2 x 2mm sheets cream felt
  • 15.5cm DMC beechwood embroidery hoop
  • Tulip no. 24 round tip tapestry needle
  • Basic sewing kit


This pattern appears in Pretty Little Things 38 – Royalty, published by Scheepjes. The Pretty Little Things booklet is available in print in both UK English and Dutch language via Scheepjes retailers. The knitting and crochet patterns are also available as an eBook via Ravelry.

Our monthly publication Pretty Little Things (Klein Maar Fijn) showcases 3 multicraftual patterns made with Scheepjes yarns. Colourful projects that are beginner-friendly, affordable, and appealing to all crafters thanks to the adorable aesthetic. Who doesn’t love a pretty ‘weekend’ project?

Other patterns by Liz Barraclough