Black (used only for backstitch)
Note: You do not need to stick to my thread number recommendation, an off-white or very pale yellow shade would work for this design
This is designed to be stitched on black aida, you can stitch all the black if you like but I would not recommend it as there is a lot of it.
I found a request for the Lovers of Valdario cross stitch design on one of my favourite cross stitch related Facebook pages. I'd like to say I hopped right to it but ended up spending a hour researching this fascinating historical burial.
These two skeletons are dated at approximately 6,000 years old found in a tomb near Mantua. The thing that fascinates people about them is that they appear to have died or have been buried in a lovers embrace holding each other even in death.
The pair are now displayed in the National Archaeological Museum of Mantua on display to the public.
I can't decide if this design should go in the Halloween category as it is skeletons or the Valentines category as some people consider the Lovers as symbols of eternal love so I'll put it in both categories.
For more Halloween themed designs here are some links:
Simple sweet themed Trick or Treat Bag
I Love my Mummy simple Halloween motif
Jack O' Lantern Coaster designs for Halloween
Cute ghost coming out of a pumpkin
Cute cat in a pumpkin
Cute ghost giving a gift
Happy Ghost at a gravestone
Halloween Haunted house silhouette cross stitch design
Pentagram for Altar cloth
Butterfly inspired sugar skull cross stitch design
Witches bookshelf - small bookmark cross stitch design
Sad ghost at a gravestone
Simple scary skull cross stitch for Halloween Trick or Treat bags
Sugar Skull cross stitch design template
Cute Skull and cross bones in red and black heart cross stitch design
For more Valentines day designs here are some links:
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