Vine And Branches Counted Blackwork Design PATTERN for Aer and Chalice Covers Set from Practical Blackwork

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"Vine And Branches" is an original counted blackwork design for hand embroidery, inspired by Coptic motifs in an antique needlework book, "cross" and "vine" designs in use throughout the history of Christianity, and by the celebration of the Great Feast of Pentecost in the Holy Orthodox Church. The original set was worked in green silk (the Liturgical color for Pentecost) on white linen, but may be worked in the colors of the stitcher's choice.
This is an exclusive pattern for heirloom gifts to your church - as far as I can discover, there is nothing comparable available elsewhere.

THIS PDF PATTERN contains charts for creating the AER (chalice veil) and the CHALICE COVERS ONLY. (A separate item available from this shop contains the whole set of aer, chalice cover, and altar cloth.)

Worked at 14 stitches/inch, the AER is approx. 27.85"wide by 19"high. Chalice cover size is MINIMUM 5.3" center, 6.7" long drop on side panels.

This design is charted to be worked entirely in counted back and/or double-running stitches, no specialty stitches required.

NOTE- THIS IS A DIGITAL ITEM. PDF = 8 pages. This is a LARGE FILE - 6.28MB 8 printed pages.

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