Cathy Richter was inspired by the beautiful architecture of the Crystal Palace Subway entrance and together with help in design from her husband Klaus created a work in cross stitch. (See also her guest blog for The Craft Gallery.)

Crystal Palace Subway

Their son, Karl-Heinz, started the project in 2010 to revive the subway between the railway station and the exhibition hall, to make the subway safe and later using it as a visitor attraction. He was chairman of the committee, which also included organising private and local council funding.

 Cathy explains, “During that time while on a visit to our son, I suggested making a cross stitch out of this lovely architectural feature.”

 Karl-Heinz was delighted with the finished work.

 Crystal Palace Kit

Crystal Palace cross-stitch kit.

The Crystal Palace Subway Cross Stitch design is available either as a kit with chart, coloured picture and all the materials needed to work this project (excluding the frame) OR as a downloadable cross stitch chart with a list of required DMC Article 117 Stranded Cotton and coloured picture.

Framed Crystal Palace Subway Cross Stitch

The completed Crystal Palace Subway worked in cross stitch and framed

 If you would like more info about the Crystal Palace Subway click here.