cave canem mosaic needlepoint pillow kit

This is a listing for an unfinished needlepoint canvas. View finished pillow listing: Cave Canem Mosaic Needlepoint Pillow

  7 Wool Colors:

Mesh Count: 12 per inch
Canvas Size: 18 x 18 inches
Print Size: 16 x 16 inches


About this Design

"Beware of the Dog!" "Cave Canem from the House of the Tragic Poet", was a mosaic placed on the left of the doorway as one entered the home. The words Cave Canem (beware of the dog) was a message for the arriving visitor. Mosaics were a common feature in the private homes and public buildings of ancient Rome. Peggy has designed this pillow based on the original mosaics that she saw while walking through ancient Rome and Pompeii. A fabulous project to stitch! Be sure to check out our blog post, for more information and ideas on unique stitches that really make this pillow come alive. (thread is optional, does not include finishing materials)

Please read more about how to stitch this design on her blog post here:

Kit Information

Stitch Guide

Your order will include the needlepoint design printed on high-quality Zweigart mono deluxe canvas.   We will also send you a printed color aid and stitch guides for your canvas to aid in your stitching.  

This is a listing for a needlepoint canvas. A do-it-yourself needlepoint canvas where you do the stitching.