Coffee time cross stitch chart

A small and simple pattern for all coffee-lovers all over the world. Both the kettle and the cup on this chart are made in soft and warm brown-and-beige colors (also with coffee in mind!).

Due to limited amount of colors and small size, this is a good piece for beginners.

Coffee time cross stitch chart

Coffee time cross stitch chart

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Rune Nauthiz cross stitch chart

I picked a hard rune today, and my first unconscious desire was to throw it back in the sack again and pick another one. But then again, if it came out, then I need to learn something from it.

Rune Nauthiz: the Need

Nauthiz is a sign that something goes not exactly right in your life. It is theimbalance between what you want and what you get. Being a fire rune, it is quite strong, thus symbolizing the burning pressure and desire for change. Sometimes it is compared to spindle that generates fire by friction.

Nauthiz rune cross stitch chart

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Perthro rune cross stitch chart

Perthro, the dice cup.

This rune symbolizes the dices, or more broadly – destiny, something that awaits you. Dices were used for fortune-telling (as well as today) It has an amount of uncertainty, because you never know how lucky the draw will be.

Perthro is very controversial and is sometimes interpreted as a woman’s womb, that also holds a lot of mystery in itself. It is said to enhance psychic abilities and sexuality.

Anyway, if you came across that rune by accident – expect more mysteries happening 🙂

Stitch count (Perthro pattern is bigger than the other runic charts because the name of the rune is longer): 40 x 49 stitches, 7 colors

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Gebo rune cross stitch chart

Gebo, the gift

The act of giving is a wonder for two: the one who gives and the ones, who accepts the gift. Gebo can symbolize both sides of the exchange. It is a rune for relationships and for meatings, a good symbol for anyone who has to work with people.

Being a rune of connection, Gebo also symbolizes love and marriage (so it can make a fair wedding gift). Gebo is a great good-luck charm for strengthening relationships.

If you came on this page while randomly browsing the Web, expect Gebo to bring you new connections with people.

Stitch count: 36 x 49 stitches, 7 colors

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Rune Isa (ice) cross stitch chart

One more rune for all Norse-loving cross stitchers and the fifth rune in my Elder Futhark runic series. Last time I wrote a little about how I choose runes for the next pattern, so today I only want to point out that every time I draw a rune it happens to be just the right rune for my today’s mood and/or situation.

So today it is Isa – the Ice, the simplest rune of Norse alphabet. This is the rune of stability and stagnation, but mostly (and what is more important) – the symbol for the potential underneath the seemingly sound surface (like living water under thick winter ice). So it means not only the period of a standstill, but also the progress you will make after it. The second meaning of Isa is clarity. When you’ve come to a dead-end, try to clarify your mind, strip everything needless and distracting and look at your goals once again.

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Othala, the property – rune cross stitch pattern

Othala, one of the last runes in the Futark and the rune of homeland and legacy is the rune for today and the fourth rune in Happy Stitch Runic series. As always, it is made into a small and simple cross-stich design that can make a nice decoration or a special gift.

Othala rune cross stitch chart

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Stitch count: 36w x 49h, 7 colors

Curious how I choose the runes for making my designs? Nice and easy! A friend once presented me with a bag of runes carved in leather. When I feel like making something Nordic I simple take one random piece out of this bag. This rune gives me inspiration for the new pattern.

So today I pulled out Othala: the property. Don’t confuse it with Fehu that also means wealth, but in a different way. While Fehu is a business rune of the wealth you gain by your work, Othala means property of your ancestors: something you inherit. And not only that, it also means home (and homeland): something that defines who you are and where you stand. In a more occult way it can represent your inner self. As it is said to be a rune connected with Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life, I chose ash tree as the supporting symbol on this pattern.

Present this rune to someone in need of
Buying or renting property
Protecting family legacy
Reuniting the family

There is yet another meaning to Othala that I found only in one source. The source read that this rune also means crossroads and hard decisions. If you read runes, please tell me if it is true or not. Thanks!

Rune Tiwaz (Altruism) cross stitch chart

Today I will continue the series of inspirational runic cross stitch patterns (see Fehu rune and Kenaz rune patterns).

The Tiwaz rune has several symbolic meanings, among them justice, self-sacrifice and altruism. It is the rune of Thor (Tyr) – the one-handed god of war, whom the world best knows from Marvel comic books. Thor is not only the war god, but much more the god of Justice (the Norse believed that sometimes justice can be achieved only through battle). The legend says that Thor sacrificed his right hand to bind Fenris (the wolf that is said to bring the end of the world).

This small pattern is easy to stitch even if you are a beginner.
Stitch count: 36W x 49H
Colors: 8

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Rune Fehu (Cattle) – prosperity (cross stitch pattern)

The second rune in runic cross stitch patterns series is Fehu, or the Cattle, the symbol of wealth and prosperity. This rune is the first Futhark rune and also its last one. In a wider sense Fehu can also mean emotional gain or a better reputation.

Fehu can protect your valuable things and feelings, grant wealth and fulfill you wishes, but you have to be responsible and be ready to pay the price of your dreams (the mystical Price is the second meaning of Fehu). In the pattern for the rune I made apple leaves and fruits in the upper corners as a farther symbol of prosperity.

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Rune Kenaz – the Torch (inner strength)

How about some rune magic? Here is the first cross stitch pattern in the norse runic series. Today’s rune is Kenaz (the Torch) – one of the Fire Runes, the symbol of the fire that turns clay into ceramics and darkness into light.

Kenaz is good for artists, musicians, and scientists. To emphasize the strength of the rune there are oak leaves and acorns above it.

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