The Hart Lives Where it Loves
Inspired by a sixteenth century embroidered English cushion, this traditional design features a pair of elegantly dressed gentry folk at the center of an idyllic pastoral scene surrounded by animals, birds, flowers, and insects. Stitches used include cross and back. The piece can be personalized by including your initials in the floral heart, or it can be adapted as a wedding sampler by including the bride and groom’s initials in the cartouche. Their clasped hands are a symbol of betrothal. Further symbolism includes the dog (loyalty and protection), the hart (wisdom), and the hare (gentleness). On 35 count linen, the piece will measure approximately 14-1/2″ x 8-1/4″, and it is recommended for any skill level.