Happy Valentine’s Day

Needlework designs have migrated through the centuries, adorning household linens, everyday and special occasion clothing, and textiles for the aristocracy and the church. The embroideries hold hidden symbols and talismans – stars, crosses, birds, stags, the tree of life, and hearts – supposed to keep away demons and witches and avert calamities.

Download To Your Desktop

I’ve adapted a cross-stitch design from the 16th century to create a valentine theme that can be downloaded to your desktop as wallpaper. I chose bright folkloric colors, perhaps because the winter landscape is still so blue and grey and I am craving color. The motifs could be copied and used in your own knitting or needlework projects. I hope you enjoy my valentine!


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One comment on “Happy Valentine’s Day

  1. Sally Stetson’s avatarSally Stetson on said:

    Makes me want to start knitting again! Love those bold colors.

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