Angel Heart Forever cross stitch pattern, If you’re looking for a unique way to show your love on Valentine’s Day, or any other special day for that matter, then our Angel Heart Forever is the perfect gift.
This classy Valentine’s cross stitch design is made on 16 count Aida and includes the ‘forever’ wording inlaid into the heart. We provide colour block and black and white symbols chart for you to download.
It’s easy to make but looks very effective with the pink heart surrounded by angel wings and topped with a gold band. You could even make it and present it in a card as a wedding proposal or give it to a friend as an engagement or wedding congratulations card.
The design is outlined in black single thread and is very easy to do. It looks very effective and makes the colours really pop. The word Forever is very simple to do, it’s just made up of small straight stitches.
If you want to make a truly special statement you could use holographic thread to outline the gold ring, we like either Gutermann, Madeira or Glitter Superior threads, which are all made in Japan and good quality.
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Not much is known about St Valentine except that he was a third century Roman saint, martyred and buried north of Rome so he’d probably be quite surprised to know that his day on February 14 has been so widely adopted by lovers.
Valentine cards have been around for centuries. They were particularly popular during the First World War in Europe when sweethearts would send them to each other. Usually the cards would contain romantic verses and were adorned with painted flowers which were supposed to have a secret meaning.
Earlier still, soldiers who went to fight the US civil war in 1861 would exchange cards with their sweethearts which sometimes included a lock of hair.
But the tradition goes back much further than the early years of the 20th century and is rooted in religion. The modern Valentine’s heart owes much to the Sacred Heart which probably eventually morphed into today’s Valentine heart.
Florists do good trade on Valentine’s Day with red roses which are supposed to represent Venus, the Roman goddess of love.
As the years rolled by people came up with more and more ways of showing their love, from cards with elaborate lace, cut out painstakingly from paper, to those which played a tune when opened and even modern Valentine cards with cartoons.
We think our Angel Heart Forever is the perfect gift for a loved one.