The fleur de lis, the primary theme of this duel cross design, has been associated with Christian symbolism since at least the Middle Ages.
Because it symbolizes purity and chastity it is associated with the Virgin, and the three petals reflect the Holy Trinity.
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 3.10" W x 3.10" H with 10,779 stitches.
- The sewn out size for the 5" x 7" hoop is 4.94" W x 4.94" H with 23,053 stitches.
- The sewn out size for the 6.25" x 10.25" hoop is 6.09" W x 6.09" H with 34,787 stitches.
- The sewn out size for the 7.75" x 11.75" hoop is 7.59" W x 7.60" H with 53,946 stitches.
- This design has 4 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.