The Land Before Time (art by SovanJedi)

The Land Before Time (art by SovanJedi)

I am very, very, very excited to share this with you today. I have been a huge fan of The Land Before Time since I was a little kid – and I cry every time I watch the first movie. I have an obsession with dinosaurs (which probably started because of TLBT). And I’m in love with this piece of fan art by Jon Davies (SovanJedi @ Deviantart). It captures the characters perfectly, the colours are marvelous, and I love the T-Rex and volcano in the background.


I knew as soon as I set eyes on it that I had to stitch it, and so I contacted Jon and asked if he would allow me to chart it – and he said yes!

So here it is, in all it’s massive glory. I’m stitching it on 18ct aida so it’s approx 30″ square. The details are as follows:

Stitches: 538W x 563H
Pages: 35 (some are partials)
Colours: 100 (provided in DMC)

Now I may make some colour changes as I go – my DMC floss chart hasn’t arrived yet so I decided not to do any colour changes to the pattern just yet. If I do make colour changes I’ll document them on the blog as I go.

Here’s what I’ve got so far. I’m working 2 over 1, and I’m undecided if I’ll do half or full stitches. For the moment I’m doing half, and once I do some of the darker colours I’ll be able to better decide which will look best.

Download ‘The Land Before Time’ cross stitch pattern

If you plan on stitching this, why not share your progress on instagram with the hashtag #tlbtxstitch

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