Thursday, November 7, 2013

Dove of Peace

The dove with the olive branch is seen as a symbol for peace today as it was for the early Christians. We can see it depicted in the Roman and other catacombs. The olive branch was even used as a symbol of peace as early as the 5th century BC.
“He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark. When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth.” 
(Genesis 8:11)

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Die Taube mit dem Ölzweig wird als Symbol für den Frieden heute gesehen, wie es für die frühen Christen war. Wir sehen es dargestellt in den römischen und anderen Katakomben. Der Olivenzweig wurde sogar schon im 5. Jahrhundert v. Chr. als ein Symbol des Friedens verwendet.
Da kam die Taube zur Abendzeit zu ihm und zwar mit einem frischen Ölblatt im Schnabel. Da erkannte Noah, daß sich die Gewässer von der Erde verlaufen hatten. " (1. Mose 8:11)

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And here is the PDF "Dove of Peace (flat)" and "Dove of Peace (3-D)" for you to download. I would be interested to know which one you prefer.

Since there is also a 3-D version which is difficult to photograph, here is a video. In my opinion: the 3-D version is easier to make then the flat one.

Please do not sell the patterns or the ornaments. If you give them as gifts, please always include the explanation of the symbol.

I would love to hear from all who are using my patterns. It would be nice to know that my efforts are not in vain. You find my email address on the pattern if you have any question about it. Happy to help.

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Another one in the:

Chrismons in Lace Series.

This is a design by Brigitte Bellon and can be found in the Heartland Lace Guild newsletter Pillow Talk #94

A membership form can be found here.

update 02/07/2015:
Brigitte Bellon is incredible generous and allowed me to share her pattern here with you for your own personal use PDF “Dove of Peace”

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  1. I thought I preferred the flat version ... until I watched the video–the 3D dove and olive branch are delightful.