The Scotland Mandala
Tiny Nessie in the Loch – sheep galore and Scottish cattle ! I have a Border Collie some place which I still need to let loose to herd the sheep…
You find stylizized Thistles and Roses – and the meadow flowers too. In the center is a Triscele – an ancient Celtic Symbol – but from there the design develops into my trademark Mandala …..This design is full of whimsical extras you will discover in the stitching proces – and impressive larger motives :
4 castles are there as main focus points on each side:
They are surrounded by various and typical Scottish cottages
Sprays of Heather embellish the corners, and Thistles and Roses build a delicate border.
The Hadrians Wall was interpreted by me into rows of Special Stitches „Stones“ which create the delicate and strong diagonal ends of the design.
Last but not least an inner border of Tartan chequered fabric gives the very special „taste“ of the Highlands.
You will receive an over-one alphabet of antique lettering to insert wording, names, clans, dates…. and personalize your stitched piece to your own taste and heritage !
You will use varied and textured threads, silks, cottons, woolens, hand-dyed and variegated as well as solids – and embellish with beads and Swarovski Crystals.
Mere design size is 287 x 287 stitches.