The word mandala is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated to mean circle, a mandala is far more than a simple shape. Mandala's are great to stitch! fun, repetitive motifs and designs using just simple, or more advanced stitches are good for the soul and your nightly stitching therapy. Use a single colour, a variegated as I have done or many colours in the thread of your choice. Use your hoop to frame them as hooped wall art, or stitch a whole collection for a quilt such as Razzadazzle. Patterns include iron on transfer, colour photo and B&W design guide.