In today's world have become popular various types of needlework: embroidery, knitting, macramé, polymer clay, patchwork, beads and quilling, soap-making and so on. There are so many that it's impossible to list.
For centuries, artisans engaged in embroidery. What they did not create with it! Paintings, portraits, murals, covers for cushions and so on. Especially popular was the cross-stitch icons. People believed that are made with love and warmth of the icon will protect them from adversity and hardship, grief and loss. The most important thing – the embroiderer needs to ask the blessing at the Church for permission to embroider icons, because the icons of embroidery is considered to be in some way a sin (wycliffite eyes, lips, nose, hands, Holy face).
Next, let's Consider how you can create such beauty, which will protect from evil spirits and at the same time pleasing to the eye.
Before starting, it is necessary to stock up on the necessary materials and great patience. The materials include: thread the desired color palette, a needle of a certain size, frame, embroidery kits.
If you use a thread of gold or silver, the icon will be more like the old. It will gleam in the light.
The Ideal will be the icon if the face and hands to write the Holy oil, and all the rest (clothes, nimbus, base icons) – embroidery.
In Addition to embroidery, you can add various kinds of beads, sequins, beads, rhinestones and more.
Cross-stitch icons requires basic conditions:
Color Choices for icons are of great importance. Black – the evil, scarlet-the colors of an earthly king, gold – color of the king of heaven, the victory of good over evil, blue – colour of peace.
Cross-stitch icons – meditation is very useful. Embroidering, the person is in a relaxed state of mind. In each cross or stitch embroiderer puts a wish or prayer that will protect you from the evil.
You Can, of course, buy ready-made Shrine and a shop, but hand made and soul is much more valuable.
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