We were asked to create a pattern that depicts places on the way to our home, but it didn’t have to be our current home.
I picked Edinburgh, UK... it's not my home now, it's not were I grew up in... but I spent 3 months there and despite never visiting it before I immediately felt home, so I put together a row depicting my favorite spots in that amazing city!
And since this is a stiched row, I wanted to challenge myself and everyone else to try out different techniques! So each block within the row represents a postcard and it's done with a different technique.
You can find the pattern for the row at the following link.Download the pattern HERE!
Few fun facts about the location depicted in the row (source Wiki):
- The Scott Monument is a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is the largest monument to a writer in the world. It stands in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, opposite the Jenners department store on Princes Street and near to Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station, which is named after Scott's Waverley novels. In total (excluding Scott and his dog) there are 68 figurative statues on the monument of which 64 are visible from the ground. Sixteen heads of Scottish poets and writers appear on the lower faces, at the top of the lower pilasters. In total, 93 persons are depicted, plus two dogs and a pig.
- The Edinburgh Castle. There has been a royal castle on the Castle Rock since at least the reign of David I in the 12th century, and the site continued to be a royal residence until 1633. The castle, in the care of Historic Scotland, is Scotland's most-visited paid tourist attraction, with over 1.4 million visitors in 2013. A series of performances known as the Edinburgh Military Tattoo (since 2010 the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo) takes place on the Esplanade each year during August. The basis of each performance is a parade of the massed pipes and drums of the Scottish regiments, and since its inception in 1950 the tattoo has developed a complex format which includes a variety of performers invited from around the world, although still with a largely military focus. The climax of the evening is the lone piper on the castle battlements, playing a pibroch in memory of dead comrades-in-arms, followed by massed bands joining in a medley of traditional Scottish tunes. The tattoo attracts an annual audience of around 217,000 people, and is broadcast in some 30 countries to a television audience estimated at 100 million.
- The thisle is the floral emblem of Scotland. In the language of flowers, the thistle (like the burr) is an ancient Celtic symbol of nobility of character as well as of birth, for the wounding or provocation of a thistle yields punishment. It is also used to symbolise connection with Scotland overseas. For example, in Canada, it is one of the four floral emblems on the flag of Montreal; in the US, Carnegie Mellon University features the thistle in its crest in honour of the Scottish heritage of its founder, Andrew Carnegie.
- The Heart of Midlothian is a heart-shaped mosaic, formed in coloured granite setts, built into the pavement near the St Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.
It is a heart in front of a church... such a romantic place for marriages proposals... many tourists do that... DON'T DO IT :)
It records the position of the 15th-century prison, and one of several sites of public execution. Visitors to Edinburgh will often notice people spitting on the Heart. Although it now said to be done for good luck, it was originally done as a sign of disdain for the former prison.
Sooo... now you know why it is not so great if you or your significant other get down on one knee in the center of the Heart ;)
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