A Special Pleader

$9.99

by Charles Burton Barber

A Special Pleader cross-stitch pattern by Charles Burton Barber (XL size, High color, Full DMC palette)

Size

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Extra large is for detailed images when you are willing to commit the time and materials to getting the absolute finest results.

Colors

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High color is for very colorful patterns or the smoothest possible gradients with less noticeable dithering.

Palette

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720 x 535 in 194 colors

Description

Charming painting of a young child and her loyal pet dog by the famous English artist Charles Burton Barber (1845-1894). In this Victorian-era painting, we have a young girl wiping her tears as she stands in the corner for some unknown misdeed. This painting is very similar to his more famous painting In Disgrace. Both paintings appear to show the same little girl wearing the same dress and with her feet positioned in the same way. In the other painting, a different pet dog seems to share her punishment. A Special Pleader has our naughty little girl being defended by a loyal dog. The dog, a border collie perhaps, stands behind his mistress with one foot raised in the air and giving off a general air of begging. It would appear the dog is pleading for her release from punishment.

This pattern will enable you to reproduce the image using the medium of cross-stitch or diamond painting. The custom charting technology we developed produces the highest quality cross-stitch and diamond-art patterns available with new levels of detail and color matching to accurately reproduce the images in whatever size and color combination you prefer. Not every image will look as good with the lowest colors at extra small size but not every image needs maximum colors at extra large size. We create every combination and provide accurate mockups so you can select the pattern that is right for you.

You can be confident that the pattern you buy from us will produce a piece that you will be proud to hang on your wall or gift to a loved one, to be admired for generations to come.

Patterns are available to download in PDF format immediately after purchase and will also appear in our pattern viewer and tracking application. This is the pattern only and does not include any paper copy or the materials you need to complete the project - you can purchase these from your local crafting store or online supplier of choice and the pattern will detail the number of skeins required based on the material type and stitching style you use.

Color Palette

The complete color palette including DMC code, description and stitch count for the selected pattern is shown below. The downloaded PDF pattern or our app will give you the complete estimate of thread-skeins required based on the canvas type and number of strands used for stitching.

Code
Description
Count
310
Black
35,720
938
Ultra Dark Coffee Brown
20,587
3053
Green Gray
19,871
898
Very Dark Coffee Brown
17,432
3371
Black Brown
14,649
3348
Light Yellow Green
14,453
3013
Light Khaki Green
13,240
523
Light Fern Green
12,899
934
Black Avocado Green
11,441
890
Ultra Dark Pistachio Green
10,935
644
Medium Beige Gray
10,596
3781
Dark Mocha Brown
10,384
3345
Dark Hunter Green
10,136
842
Very Light Beige Brown
9,282
642
Dark Beige Gray
8,811
801
Dark Coffee Brown
7,588
939
Very Dark Navy Blue
7,171
841
Light Beige Brown
6,288
829
Very Dark Golden Olive
5,593
3051
Dark Green Gray
5,554
3052
Medium Green Gray
5,464
936
Very Dark Avocado Green
5,093
368
Light Pistachio Green
4,427
3022
Medium Brown Gray
4,390
989
Forest Green
3,930
3363
Medium Pine Green
3,798
371
Mustard
3,613
3011
Dark Khaki Green
3,570
522
Fern Green
3,399
830
Dark Golden Olive
3,341
611
Drab Brown
3,332
937
Medium Avocado Green
3,085
15
Apple Green
3,076
3033
Very Light Mocha Brown
3,026
3032
Medium Mocha Brown
2,997
640
Very Dark Beige Gray
2,987
3790
Ultra Dark Beige Gray
2,749
3012
Medium Khaki Green
2,506
738
Very Light Tan
2,503
471
Very Light Avocado Green
2,416
3787
Dark Brown Gray
2,383
646
Dark Beaver Gray
2,328
645
Very Dark Beaver Gray
2,311
831
Medium Golden Olive
2,120
869
Very Dark Hazelnut Brown
2,078
739
Ultra Very Light Tan
2,008
10
Very Light Tender Green
1,859
3346
Hunter Green
1,815
3362
Dark Pine Green
1,784
167
Very Dark Yellow Beige
1,740
822
Light Beige Gray
1,598
Ecru
UNKNOWN
1,519
08
Dark Driftwood
1,461
945
Tawny
1,364
3799
Very Dark Pewter Gray
1,325
844
Ultra Dark Beaver Gray
1,319
3347
Medium Yellow Green
1,305
677
Very Light Old Gold
1,294
520
Dark Fern Green
1,283
3866
Ultra Very Light Mocha
1,247
320
Medium Pistachio Green
1,194
746
Off White
1,185
772
Very Light Yellow Green
1,097
422
Light Hazelnut Brown
998
3863
Medium Mocha Beige
991
09
Very Dark Cocoa
961
647
Medium Beaver Gray
897
839
Dark Beige Brown
893
712
Cream
878
814
Dark Garnet
820
563
Light Jade
818
407
Dark Desert Sand
812
500
Very Dark Blue Green
772
3041
Medium Antique Violet
705
3829
Very Dark Old Gold
674
3777
Very Dark Terra Cotta
671
415
Pearl Gray
574
24
White Lavender
574
732
Olive Green
526
23
Apple Blossom
520
780
Ultra Very Dark Topaz
505
436
Tan
469
501
Dark Blue Green
453
400
Dark Mahogany
446
169
Light Pewter
444
3861
Light Cocoa
435
14
Pale Apple Green
427
680
Dark Old Gold
408
451
Dark Shell Gray
384
895
Very Dark Hunter Green
377
729
Medium Old Gold
367
413
Dark Pewter Gray
360
778
Very Light Antique Mauve
338
318
Light Steel Gray
322
734
Light Olive Green
285
3770
Very Light Tawny
283
502
Blue Green
282
3859
Light Rosewood
272
3064
Desert Sand
269
3808
Ultra Very Dark Turquoise
240
987
Dark Forest Green
215
165
Very Light Moss Green
188
632
Ultra Very Dark Desert Sand
183
745
Light Pale Yellow
178
3072
Very Light Beaver Gray
173
159
Light Gray Blue
161
16
Light Chartreuse
151
561
Very Dark Jade
150
3750
Very Dark Antique Blue
150
168
Very Light Pewter
147
3771
Ultra Very Light Terra Cotta
145
823
Dark Navy Blue
142
733
Medium Olive Green
138
703
Chartreuse
130
3810
Dark Turquoise
130
581
Moss Green
124
152
Medium Light Shell Pink
124
924
Very Dark Gray Green
120
336
Navy Blue
106
21
Light Alizarin
103
832
Golden Olive
100
29
Eggplant
96
704
Bright Chartreuse
88
3848
Medium Teal Green
88
224
Very Light Shell Pink
77
221
Very Dark Shell Pink
74
597
Turquoise
74
3856
Ultra Very Light Mahogany
72
163
Medium Caledon Green
70
992
Light Aquamarine
70
322
Dark Baby Blue
67
792
Dark Cornflower Blue
52
3807
Cornflower Blue
50
311
Medium Navy Blue
44
402
Very Light Mahogany
42
3078
Very Light Golden Yellow
40
3814
Aquamarine
39
3836
Light Grape
37
834
Very Light Golden Olive
36
3815
Dark Celadon Green
36
3712
Medium Salmon
35
312
Very Dark Baby Blue
35
25
Ultra Light Lavender
33
3721
Dark Shell Pink
30
3847
Dark Teal Green
30
676
Light Old Gold
28
3858
Medium Rosewood
28
782
Dark Topaz
28
798
Dark Delft Blue
27
3865
Winter White
25
166
Medium Light Moss Green
20
158
Medium Very Dark Cornflower Blue
20
760
Salmon
17
813
Light Blue
17
962
Medium Dusty Rose
16
3760
Medium Wedgwood
16
913
Medium Nile Green
15
3776
Light Mahogany
15
11
Light Tender Green
14
820
Very Dark Royal Blue
13
3713
Very Light Salmon
10
959
Medium Seagreen
8
932
Light Antique Blue
8
3855
Light Autumn Gold
7
3842
Very Dark Wedgwood
7
899
Medium Rose
6
519
Sky Blue
6
826
Medium Blue
6
517
Dark Wedgwood
6
825
Dark Blue
6
352
Light Coral
5
3809
Very Dark Turquoise
5
3740
Dark Antique Violet
4
912
Light Emerald Green
4
3824
Light Apricot
4
3802
Very Dark Antique Mauve
4
3821
Straw
4
701
Light Green
3
700
Bright Green
3
783
Medium Topaz
3
26
Pale Lavender
2
907
Light Parrot Green
2
18
Yellow Plum
2
3820
Dark Straw
2
791
Very Dark Cornflower Blue
2
815
Medium Garnet
2
209
Dark Lavender
1
3822
Light Straw
1
747
Very Light Sky Blue
1
3852
Very Dark Straw
1
824
Very Dark Blue
1
702
Kelly Green
1
991
Dark Aquamarine
1
355
Dark Terra Cotta
1

All our patterns are the highest quality that can be created for the given size and color constraints. Occasionally this results in some threads that are only used for a handful of stitches in a pattern but we include them because they are the best matches for those colors. You can stitch them as-is or you can use your own judgement and may decide to replace them with another similar color that is already used elsewhere in the pattern. Use our closest DMC thread-color lookup tool to select candidates for replacement.

Image Sizes

Patterns can be used with any canvas type, all that will change is the physical dimensions of the completed image. To allow for mounting a cross-stitch piece in a frame we recommend a canvas size with at least 3 additional inches on each edge.

Completed Image Size Suggested Canvas Size
Canvas Type Width Height Width Height
11 Count Aida 65 ½" 48 ¾" 71 ½" 54 ¾"
14 Count Aida 51 ½" 38 ¼" 57 ½" 44 ¼"
16 Count Aida 45" 33 ½" 51" 39 ½"
18 Count Aida 40" 29 ¾" 46" 35 ¾"
20 Count Aida 36" 26 ¾" 42" 32 ¾"
22 Count Hardanger 32 ¾" 24 ¼" 38 ¾" 30 ¼"
25 Count Evenweave 28 ¾" 21 ½" 34 ¾" 27 ½"
28 Count Evenweave 25 ¾" 19" 31 ¾" 25"
32 Count Evenweave 22 ½" 16 ¾" 28 ½" 22 ¾"

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