Pattern HELIOS – an ancient, universal design – is the Design of the Month for August

an ancient, universal pattern for easy stitching

ancient pattern Helios in classic summer blues

Pattern: HELIOS in Classic Blues


As I wrote on the web page and a previous blog post, this fun to stitch pattern has been around since before 2000 BC. Updating the design in modern colors makes this ancient quatrefoil pattern emminently useful. The lumbar – good for your back – size of 19.5 inches wide by 12.5 inches high is quickly stitched in our cross-point Technique. And, there is enough variety within the pattern, to make it fun! As always, our charts are large, printed in color and symbols, and includes individual instructions to make it even easier – no question about “where or how do I start”!


summery colors of aqua, teal and chartreuse

Helios 05 and companions Shalimar and Celtic Knot

Helios 04 with companion Lindisfarne 04

Helios 01 has nine companion pillow kits, Helios 03 shown in paprika above is also available in blood reds as HEL-03G. Popular spice colors are in HEL-02, sunshine yellows in HEL-05, and African browns and earthtones in HEL-07. Please visit the website for details. As the Special Offer during August, compared to the usual Retail price of $89.00, Helios kits are only $71.20. Everything you need is included in the kit, except the backing.

As always in the past, ordering from the website is easy with the Add to Cart button. PayPal initially bills the Retail price and we issue the discount back via PayPal when we process your order inhouse. I sincerely appreciate every order, comment and rating on this post.

with gratitude,

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About Sieglinde

Designer and owner of, my cross-stitch kit business. By profession I am a Landscape Architect near Asheville, NC. I currently have two wordpress blogs, one for and another I named Garden Threads (
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2 Responses to Pattern HELIOS – an ancient, universal design – is the Design of the Month for August

  1. Brigitte Emick says:

    Beautiful pattern, especially in my favorite color: blue.

  2. Sieglinde says:

    Thank you, Brigitte! You are right in sync – Blue is actually the most favorite color every time a survey gathers information on color preferences. If you like the design and linked to the previous blog post on its history, would you rank my post with a star rating?

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