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A charming menagerie of animals inspired by Byzantine and Greek folk art, each animal sits atop a traditional folk embroidery border. Worked in cheery shades of turquoise, teal, green, terra cotta, and yellow, this design can be finished as a child’s quiet book or as a wall hanging. Each animal can also be worked independently for smaller projects such as pincushions, stuffed toys, or as mini framed art!


Finished size:            Quiet Book—4-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches

Wall Hanging 9 x 22-1/2 inches


You Will Need:

One 12x28” piece of 26ct counted thread fabric (photos show our Mikini 26ct ivory)

Note: this is enough fabric for either the quiet book or wall hanging

DMC Floss:

23 yds 598 turquoise

12 yds 924 grey green very dark   

13 yds 355 terra cotta

7 yds 3347 yellow green med

3 yds 832 golden olive

3 yds 21 light alizarin

1 yd 676 old gold light


Quiet Book—fabric, interfacing & button (not included in kit)

Wall Hanging—13x24” piece of lining fabric (not included in kit)


This design is also available as a paper pattern or kit

Byzantine Beasts download pattern

SKU: 507302

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