In early Christian inscriptions the nomina sacra
, or names of Jesus Christ, were shortened by contraction, thus the Christograms IC and XC or IHS and XPS became the monograms for Iesous Christos
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 1.84" W x 3.79" H with 5,151 stitches.
- The sewn out size for the 5" x 7" hoop is 3.33" W x 6.87" H with 13,364 stitches.
- The sewn out size for the 6.25" x 10.25" hoop is 4.87" W x 10.04" H with 28,174 stitches.
- The sewn out size for the 7.75" x 11.75" hoop is 5.66" W x 11.65" H with 37,167stitches.
- This design has 3 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.