Saturday, 5 May 2012

New Pattern: Gracious Love

Yesterday I uploaded a new pattern to my Modern Folk Etsy shop:

As I wanted to do a sampler with text, I searched for a suitable poem and found this verse from an old English by Nicholas Breton(1558 - 1626):

Foolish love is only folly
Wanton love is too unholy
Greedy love is covetous
Idle love is frivolous
But the gracious love is it
that doth prove the work of it

The lettering was borrowed from an antique sampler in the V&A collection, whilst the edge motifs were inspired by traditional patterns from the Andes. Inspiration for the turtledoves came from Byzantine paintings, making this a rather eclectic pattern.

This pattern measures 119 by 140 stitches. Stitched on 32 count linen, this would measure approximately12 1/4" by 9 1/4" (31.5x23.5cm).

Click here to visit the pattern page on Etsy.

Hope you like it!

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