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Birds are a common motif in folk embroidery across many cultures and, because of their association with gardens, symbolize paradise. Macedonian Birds features a striking pair of confronted birds comes from Macedonian folk embroidery and is worked in a traditional palette of terra cotta red, deep blue, and gold. Beautiful as a framed piece, table mat, pillow cover, or wallhanging.

Also available as a PDF download pattern here


Avlea Folk Embroidery brings ancient beauty to the modern world with gorgeous folk embroidery kits of the finest quality. Designed by Krista West and handmade in our Oregon workshop, our kits provide a wonderful folk embroidery stitching experience for the beginner or experienced crafter.


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Sample stitched by Nora West

Macedonian Birds folk embroidery kit

SKU: 505400
  • *One 14x21" piece of 30ct 100% linen in Vanilla (raw edges serged)

    *DMC 100% cotton embroidery floss

    *John James size 24 needle

    *Full color SOC charts and instructions

  • Finished size (exclusive of finishing): 7-1/4 x 15"

    Stitch count:111 x 233 sts

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