We're halfway through February which means St Valentine's Day (or as I like to call it, the day after my birthday) has come and gone. Of course, you don't really need a specific day to express your love for someone special. When hearts are entwined, they're entwined forever.
Inspiration for my latest design came from what you may consider to be a surprising source - a Celtic animal design in the Book of Kells. I could see straight away how the knotwork could be made into hearts that would be perfect for a wedding sampler.
To add even more romance, I worked the hearts in colours reminiscent of an English rose garden, with vintage pinks and greens.
I also added a few beads to give an extra-special finishing touch.
You can use the alphabet included in the chart to personalise your sampler to celebrate a wedding, civil partnership or anniversary.
Find this pattern and many more at hawthorntreedesigns.com
I'm still working on other designs that will be available later this year and I'm also planning a few tutorials which I think you'll find to be lots of fun. After all, crafting should be about having fun just as much as creating something beautiful.
There's plenty of work for my fingers to be getting on with,