The Tamed — 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.


The Tamed Sampler features a curated collection of 9 cards, artfully merging the essence of homebound pets with their untamed ancestors. Wrapped in a detailed frame that boasts the double helix, lively butterflies, the iconic World Tree, and the evolutionary emblem—the Darwin fish with legs—this series pays homage to the intricate dance of evolution.

Encircling this art, Ali ibn Abi Talib’s words remind us of the wildness in our hearts and the comfort found in companionship.

‘People’s hearts are like wild animals; they attach their selves to those who love and train them.’


  • Cat / Tiger: From the snug warmth of your living room to the untamed wilderness, discover the shared spirit of feline grace and power.
  • Dog / Wolf: Journey from urban streets to moonlit forests, where every loyal companion echoes the ancient howl of the wild.
  • Cow / Antelope: Explore the surprising family ties between the gentle bovine and the swift antelope, spanning continents and habitats.
  • Horse / Rhinoceros: Uncover the distant kinship between the steadfast steed and the mighty rhino, bridging worlds of domestication and wilderness.
  • Chicken / T-Rex: Delve into the astonishing genetic lineage linking the backyard hen to its formidable prehistoric relative, the mighty T-Rex.
  • Betta / Anglerfish: Plunge into the depths where beauty and terror collide, where the graceful betta swims alongside the eerie glow of the deep-sea anglerfish.
  • Rabbit / Lemur: From cozy homes to remote jungles, witness the surprising connection between the bounding rabbit and the agile lemur.
  • Parrot / Falcon: Soar through the skies and uncover the shared ancestry between the colorful parrot and the swift falcon, masters of the air.
  • Chameleon / Komodo dragon: Explore the extremes of size and habitat, where the tiny chameleon perches alongside the colossal Komodo dragon, united by their reptilian heritage.

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 20″ (220W x 280H stitches)

Design Area: 14.43″ x 18.57″ (202 x 260 stitches)




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


Floss and Canvas


Monochrome design, DMC 310 or the color of your choice. The pattern is done with a single thread of floss, e.g. DMC 310. There are no fractional stitches in the pattern, but some stitches may intercross for artistic effect.

The pattern is intended for Aida 14, and can also be done on evenweave 28 over 2. It is not recommended to use a denser canvas as the details are likely to be lost. 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.