I was always fascinated by the ancient symbols of different cultures and their deep meanings but the most dear to my heart are the ones belonging to my country of origin - Romania.
Here is the symbol of "The Winged Cross" - an ancient sign dedicated to the Bird Goddess, the one who can be seen only by the pure at heart. In ancient times it was believed that she is the one to guides the souls to Heaven when the time comes. There are a few variations of the winged cross. Here you have one cross stitched with red embroidery floss (a symbol of good energy which often has a role of protection in our culture) and black (the richness of the earth, the wealth). Romanians used to embroider their traditional blouses only on white homemade fabric as a symbol of purity. Nothing was randomly chosen and everything had a meaning.
The symbol you will be stitching could be a gift and a wish for someone dear to you, it could be a way to decorate your own Christmas Tree and make a wish for yourself or say a prayer every time you are working on one. Or, it could simply be a way of sharing the beauty of your culture if you have the same origins as me and live far from home.
This is not a finished product but you will get everything you need to make one yourself:
- Embroidery floss (red and black) - Embroidery needle - Pre-cut Aida cloth enough to make 3 decorations (white) - Ribbon (red) - Fiber Fill - Small brochure with a picture of the final product for your reference, the meaning of the symbol you will be stitching that can be cut and glued on a gift tag (gift tag and bag not provided), the pattern and basic stitching guidelines easy to follow
This design was stitched on 14 count ivory Aida cloth, and it measures 7 cm by 7 cm or 2.7" by 2.7"
I would love to see your final work. Please share it with me.
If you would like to see a few samples done by children during my embroidery class please follow the link below: https://www.facebook.com/pg/VorbescRomaneste/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1169011713196454
The kit will be shipped to you once full payment has been received.