Rooted in the Earth and reaching for the stars, The Tree of Life is a symbol depicted in many cultures over the world since ancient times. People from different areas would represent it in different ways but the core of it’s meaning stays the same: it’s the pure source of life, the regenerative energy, the link between our limited world and the Universe, a connection between our physical life and our spirit.
This particular pattern I found while browsing the gallery of The Textile Museum of Canada. It was stitched on a traditional Romanian blouse, most likely a wedding piece, somewhere between 1870 and 1890. It belonged to the Southern part of the country known in the past as Valahia. The Tree of Life was embroidered here on many traditional garments ether as a geometric combination of shapes or with a more organic aspect.
This is not a finished product but you will get everything you need to make one yourself:
- Embroidery floss - Embroidery needle - 14 count Aida cloth (ivory colour) - 6" hoop - felt for finishing the back - Full Colour Booklet with basic instructions and recommendations - Pattern with colour codes - Symbol meaning
This kit comes gift ready in a hand made burlap bag with wooden leaf decoration and white ribbon. The bag can be used as a gift bag for your finished product as well. Please let me know if you would like to add a personal message to it.
This design was stitched on 14 count ivory Aida cloth with 4 strands of embroidery floss.
I would love to see your final work. Please share it with me.
The kit will be shipped to you once full payment has been received.