Whan That Aprille Cross Stitch Sampler Pattern: Wholesale


“Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote / The droghte of March hath perced to the roote, / And bathed every veyne in swich licour, / Of which vertu engendred is the flour.”
 — Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, 1387-1400

In high school, I had to memorize the first eighteen lines of “The Prologue” to The Canterbury Tales in Middle English. I still feel compelled to recite them out loud to anyone who will listen every spring. The whole prologue so cool. I love A.S. Kline’s translation. You can find it at It’s fun to read, I swear!

  • Professionally printed 4-page letter-sized pattern, packaged in resealable clear hanging bag
  • Full-color cover and info sheet on 100# glossy cover-weight paper
  • 2-page, easy-to-read B&W chart on 28# laser bond

Finished size of design area: 96 stitches wide x 128 stitches high; 6"w x by 8"h (15cm x20) on 32-count fabric

Fabric: 32-count evenweave linen from Wichelt in Natural Brown Undyed

Threads: All threads used are DMC brand. All cross stitches are worked over 2 threads using 2 plies of floss throughout.