Gothic Cathedral Advent Calendar — Modern Cross Stitch Pattern Blackwork Embroidery

Original price was: $ 19.95.Current price is: $ 14.95.

This project fits in into a standard 16’x20′ or 40×50 cm frame.

This nativiry advent calendar features a view of a gothic cathedral with colored stained glass windows, featuring the scenes from the Book of Luke.


Framed design


The design is shown on 14 count Aida fabric, but you may also use evenweave or fabric with a different count.

Grid Size: 15.7″ x 19.7″ (220W x 275H stitches)

Design Area: 12.86″ x 16.79″ (180 x 235 stitches)




Stitches required: Backstitch. Single thread for all the design. No fractional stitches.


The scheme suggests black plus 6 colors. You may use the floss suggested above, or substitute the colored threads with DMC Light Effects if you are comfortable stitching with these. The numbers of the floss would be the same, but with E prefix, e.g. E301 instead of 301.


This project, meticulously crafted with embroidery enthusiasts in mind, marries architectural grandeur with the festive spirit of Christmas. It invites you to embark on a tranquil creative journey, rich in symbolism and artistic beauty.
At the heart of this design stands a majestic cathedral, a harmonious fusion of Gothic inspiration and artistic imagination. Its soaring towers, graced with intricate rose windows, and flanked by stately columns, pay homage to the craftsmanship of an era gone by. The soft green hue of the roof tiles is a nod to the iconic St Pierre Cathedral in Geneva, adding a touch of authenticity to the composition.
Within the cathedral’s walls, you’ll discover 24 exquisitely detailed stained glass windows that come alive with vibrant colors. Each window tells a unique and meaningful story from the scriptures, referencing specific verses. This harmonious blend of narratives creates a rich tapestry of the biblical story, contrasting with the cathedral’s monochromatic elegance.
Guarding over the cathedral’s tallest windows are watchful gargoyles, while angelic statues grace the columns, imbuing the design with a sense of serenity and wonder. The cathedral’s walls are predominantly black, gently accentuated with golden hues, creating the illusion of a warm, radiant light from within, symbolizing the profound meaning of the Christmas season.
The scenes from the Book of Luke are made using a novel approach that simplifies thread painting into a squared grid with limited colors, offering both creative flexibility and ease of execution. It is crafted to perfectly fit 14-count Aida fabric and effortlessly slides into a standard 40×50 frame, offering you a hassle-free and cost-effective framing solution for your holiday decor.


Digital cross stitch / blackwork pattern

No physical items will be shipped. A PDF pattern will be emailed to you within 1 working day.

No fabric, floss, or other materials are included in the listing. The finished embroidery shown in the photos is for demonstration purposes only.