Bienvenue. Stitch count 267 x 153
Bienvenue is inspired by the Ackworth School. The Quaker style of motifs incorporate stylised swans, flowers and birds in half medallion shapes and cartouches.
Many of the motifs carry an innate symbolism, for example Ė the dog for loyalty, a bird on a branch for a love of nature, the swan for purity, the butterfly for exuberance, a rose for the mother and the buds for her children, a carnation for motherly love.
Bienvenue is unique in that it allows for the inclusion of not only the names and date of birth of the infant but also for the initials of the parents and grandparents thus creating a very personal family momento.
In addition to the design Bienvenue reproduces two extra pages of grid with blanked out sections for you to add the infants name and date of birth and family initials prior to stitching. There are also some extra motifs which can be used to fill in space if the chosen name is short and doesnít take up the alotted space.