A  Spring Goddess Tapestry cushion, wall hanging or picture kit to embroider using Victorian Cross Stitch. Follow the Colour and symbol chart in Anchor Tapestry wool on canvas.


In 2005, I was approached by Traquair House to create a collection of tapestry kneelers. My brief was to look around the House and choose images and embroidery to inspire new designs.


The Spring Goddess was inspired by the Ceiling Painting depicting a fertility goddess in the Upper Drawing Room atTraquair House. This design is one of a set of four which also includes Goddess designs for the other seasons of Winter, Autumn and Summer.


Further details were inspired by the amazing embroideries on display at Traquair House including Stuart Petit Point and Jacobean slips.


The complete Traquair House Chapel Needlework Collection is on view in the chapel and was embroidered by community stitchers to celebrate the 900th anniversary of Traquair House. Traquair House is a uniquely wonderful place to visit, once there, you will fall in love!


The design is sewn dramatically in rich colours on a primrose yellow background with soft green swirls. The Goddess Designs all have season relevant flora and fauna. Spring has a lamb and a rabbit perching in amongst the spring violas and foliage and Summer has lots of flowers, butterflies and a few birds inspired by embroideries of a chaffinch and a woodpecker.


This design and would be enjoyed by all levels of experience. Sewn using Victorian cross stitch, no need for a frame.


Anchor Tapestry wool

Size 18 tapestry needles

Zweigart 10 hpi Interlock canvas

Full colour and symbol chart

Colour symbol palette


Gift bag packaging

Size: 16" X 13"

Animal Fayre Designs Design Charts are subject to copyright and can not be copied and resold. They are for personal use only.

Traquair House Chapel Needlework Spring Goddess by Animal Fayre Design