The two keys, the sword and the crown in this design represent a lot of Christian symbolism.
- Sword: Hebrews 4:12-13 New International Version (NIV)For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
- Two keys: Often represent the dual power and authority with which to open heaven to repentant sinners and to lock heaven to the unrepentant.
- Crown: Representing Christ the King and Messiah, which literally means "the anointed one."
This design is from the Embroidery Pattern Catalogue
, a publication offering iron-on embroidery transfers that was published in the mid to late 1800s by the Thomas Brown & Sons company of Manchester, England. Many of those traditional Christian patterns were hand drawn reproductions of designs from the 13th
centuries, a period when ecclesiastical art, especially the stunning English needlework, was in its glory.
When digitizing for machine embroidery we attempted to stay as true to the original design as possible.
- This design is available for the 4" x 4", 5" x 7", 6.25" x 10.25" and 7.75" x 11.75" hoops.
- The sewn out size for the 4" x 4" hoop is 2.02" W x 3.63" H with 5,238 stitches.
- The sewn out size for the 5" x 7" hoop is 3.81" W x 6.83" H with 12,903 stitches.
- The sewn out size for the 6.25" x 10.25" hoop is 5.57" W x 9.97" H with 27,121 stitches.
- The sewn out size for the 7.75" x 11.75" hoop is 6.54" W x 11.69" H with 38,061 stitches.
- This design has 6 thread colors.
- Click here for information about embroidery design selection and placement on communion linens.
You must have an embroidery machine to utilize our machine embroidery designs. We sell machine embroidery designs as electronic media (software) only. We do not sell embroidered "patches" or hard copy patterns.