Biscornu Chart / Pattern (PDF). Visual Meditation series: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

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In summer 2013 I visited a flower festival at my local Parish church, and whilst wandering around the beautiful historic church, I entered a small chapel where there were many candles burning. There was a small notice explaining that although lighting a candle in itself was not necessarily significant, it acted as a 'visual prayer' – a reminder of prayer. As a practising Christian, this idea sowed a small seed in my mind, and I began to consider how a small crafted item could serve as a visual prompt for prayer or meditation. I felt some people may value a subtle visual prompt for prayer or meditation – for example, an overtly religious symbol may not be appropriate in the workplace.

The theme of this biscornu is 'Fearfully and wonderfully made', inspired by Psalm 139 verses 14 - 15: 'I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made'. It reminds us that each one of us is unique and special to God, and that God knew us from the moment we were conceived. It celebrates the wonder of the human body, and the design is based on the DNA strand. Of course, you may find it reminds you of something completely different. The symbolism is not necessarily Christian; it could relate to any aspect of spirituality, or you may just like the design. Whatever your point of view, I hope you enjoy stitching this little biscornu.

Following your payment, you will be able to download a PDF of a colour chart, a symbol chart and thread key. The other two PDF documents give instructions for stitching the design, and instructions (including photos) for assembling your finished biscornu.

Ideal for a pincushion.

NB: Please note this item is the chart only - the photo is for illustration.

Due to their nature, refunds are not available for PDF patterns. However, if you have a problem, please feel free to contact me.

You are welcome to stitch this item for personal use, for a gift, or to sell for charity, but permission is not given for selling commercially. Please respect the time it has taken for me to create this design and do not copy or re-distribute it.

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