Grapes Machine Embroidery Design with Cross

Admirers of sacral symbolics won’t pass by this offer. The Grapes Machine Embroidery Design with Cross is full of it.

Since the oldest times all people of the Mediterranean countries give a special honoring to a grapevine. In ancient times it was a symbol of fertility, wealth, prosperity. After appearance of Christianity this symbol was complemented with new meanings and took a sacred place in Christian traditions.

First of all, the grapevine in the religion reflects rescue from sins and revival in new perfect life. Archaeologists find the image of a grapevine and cross even on the tombs of the first Christians. Besides, a grapevine for Christ’s followers means a truth symbol and the reliability of the New Testament doctrine. Moreover, grapevines with magnificent berry clusters reflect an evangelical image of Christ and his Doctrine. The Christian Church is represented as a powerful grape bush. Bush branches symbolize members of this Church, magnificent clusters symbolize Blessed Sacrament. In the Old Testament a vine also meant the promised land, in the New Testament it is paradise.

Grapes Machine Embroidery Design with Cross


Size: 187.6×75.6 mm (7.39×2.98 “), Stitches: 17578
Formats: .dst, .jef, .pec, .vip, .hus, .pes, .exp, .sew, .dat, .vp3, art

In Catholicism the grapevine is an integral attribute of Saint Vensenn and Vincent of Saragossa. Additionally, a cross and a grapevine represent the Life-giving Cross in Orthodox.

The Grapes Machine Embroidery Design with Cross is mostly applied for ritual procedures, so-called Sacraments. The Epiphany takes the central place in Christian Sacraments. Special linen things are necessary for it, which believers call “kryzhma”.  They symbolize purity of soul and thoughts of the person who has become a Christian. According to this ritual, a future godmother prepares or buys baptizing garment.

The same design of embroidery is suitable for a funeral ceremony of the Christian believer. The embroidered drawing decorates an interior of a coffin and ritual things. Days of special honoring of deceased exist in some Christian currents. The family goes to the cemetery where they decorate a grave with flowers, towels with the embroidered Christian symbols. In memory of the dead they distribute small napkins to all their relatives and friends. The offered grape design with cross is the best option for such embroidery.

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Author: Ludmila Konovalova

My name is Lyudmila Konovalova, and I lead Royal Present Embroidery. Embroidery for me is more than a profession; it is a legacy of my Ukrainian and Bulgarian heritage, where every woman in my family was a virtuoso in cross-stitch and smooth stitching. This art, passed down through generations, is part of my soul and a symbol of national pride.

Date: 16.03.2014