This pincushion design features the Badge of Anne of Cleves, the fourth wife of King Henry VIII (although only for 6 months). The emblem shows a gold escarbuncle, which is a symbol of supremacy, and takes the form of a shield with iron bands radiating outwards from the centre to help strengthen it for battle. The escarbuncle is also accepted as a representation of a brilliant gem. The design also includes a border of Tudor roses set against a deep Turquoise background, with Anne's name down the left hand edge, all framed with rich gold and sapphire blue threads.
This cross stitch kit includes: 14HPI white aida fabric, ready-sorted DMC Stranded Cotton threads on a card sorter, needle, backing fabric, b&w symbol chart and instructions.
THIS KIT ALSO COMES WITH A SMALL BAG OF FILLER FOR COMPLETING YOUR PINCUSHION.
Design size approx. 4" (10cm) square.