Textile Heritage Medieval Flowers Bookmark Cross Stitch Kit
This is a discontinued cross stitch design so Buy Now while stocks last!
The cross stitch kits contain everything you need to complete the chosen project:
- 15-count Zweigart Aida Band
- DMC Floss
- Colour co-ordinated Backing felt
- Colour co-ordinated Tassle
- Charted black & white pattern & instructions
- Short history
- Finished size of bookmark is 7" x 2" not including tassel
- Made in Scotland
History behind the design
In the Middle Ages, plots of land used for subsistence gardening and small-scale farming grew into gardens of sanctuary - a retreat from the horrors of the wilderness outside. Lady's chambers overlooked arbours, flowery meads and turf seats planted with aromatic herbs and jewel-like flowers - daisies, strawberries and violets.
Higher members of the gentry such as abbots, bishops or kings would have a larger pleasure park or "pleasance", usually planted with trees and wild creatures living in it.
Romantic enclosed gardens of delight inspired poetry and artists and can be seen in delicate paintings and detailed tapestries of medieval times.