The elegant IHS in this design is the most common Christogram. IHS and IHC denote the first three letters of the Greek name of Jesus, iota-eta-sigma. The Greek letter iota is represented by I, and the eta by H, while the Greek letter sigma is either in its lunate (crescent-shaped) form, represented by C, or its final form, represented by S.
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 and were created specifically for embroidery on vestments and other church linens.
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 1.51" W x 3.70" H with 4,536 stitches.
- The sewn out size for the 5" x 7" hoop is 2.74" W x 6.75" H with 13,887 stitches.
- The sewn out size for the 6.25" x 10.25" hoop is 4.06" W x 9.98" H with 30,314 stitches.
- The sewn out size for the 7.75" x 11.75" hoop is 4.71" W x 11.58" H with 39,936 stitches.
- 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.