16th Century Animal Icons (Set of 6) Cross Stitch Patterns

$8.08 USD

Do you love vintage cross stitch? How about these little animal icons from the late 16th century?

Stitch them up to bring love, luck, prosperity, protection, wisdom and courage into your home.



Save more than 25% with our set of 16th Century Animal Icons cross stitch. In this bundle you’ll receive the full set of six patterns including the griffin, turkey, grasshopper, longtail lizard, spotted dog, and starling.

All of these little designs were first published in a 16th Century book of cross stitch patterns. You can see from the gallery images we stitched them up using DMC white on black Aida cloth, but you could experiment with other colours too.

Historically, animal designs were highly symbolic and used to generate the energy of love, luck, protection, courage, prosperity, fertility, wisdom, and insight.

We’ve framed ours inside bunting cards but there are loads more possibilities.

16th Century Animal Series

Here’s what you get in the set. All the designs are the same shape and size — perfect for greeting cards, mini-hoop decorations, or full samplers.

More Vintage Cross Stitch

Looking for more vintage medallions, motifs, and icons to add to your sampler library? We love transcribing old cross stitch patterns, so please check out our extensive range here in store.

Additional information

Pattern Keeper


14 count Aida cloth 484 stitches (6.2 x 6.0cm)


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