This is the second of the "Tudor-inspired" designs. The border was initially inspired by a chapel ceiling at Hampton Court palace, and the motif of the swan was very common in Tudor art (often symbolizing fidelity in love). The model is stitched on 40 count "Mallow" linen from Zweigart. Stitch count is 111 wide by 115 high. The model is trimmed with "Nilla" lace and "Vanilla" chenille and backed with "Cucumber" velveteen, all from Lady Dot Creates. The chart calls for NPS silk threads, and a full conversion to DMC is included.