Medieval Love Token

In the days when knights were brave and ladies fair, a token was given to the gentleman in question to carry "into battle" to remind him of his love waiting at home. Make a similar love token using Aida band.

Medieval Love Token

What you need

Aida Band


To copy this idea, you need a length of Aida band, any count (choose 14 or 18 count depending on how good you are at stitching) to about 18 inches in length.

Pick a romantic emblem from one of your favourite patterns and work this on the band. You can even choose a symbol that has some meaning to both of you, or stitch a romantic verse on the band.

Cross stitch or black stitch work best. If you really want to go all out, add some metallic thread to the piece or even some seed pearls.

Join the two ends of the band together using a french seam when it is finished. Print a small card explaining the significance of the medieval favour for your love.

Quick, easy, and oh so romantic.

PS: Don’t forget to sign and date the work ( unlike a valentine card)


  1. Silelena says:

    A little vauge but interesting

  2. go to a search engine and type aida band… for people who are crafty you need to be more resourseful

  3. it seems so very romantic..yet i have to see the band so i could have an idea how to make it..

  4. It’s an awesome idea! I’m going to make one for my husband who is getting ready to be deployed to Iraq. Thanks for the craft!

  5. Aida band?

  6. A romantic token indeed, just like the custom of the groom wearing a matching flower from the brides boquet, this is going back to a knight wearing his lady’s colours.

    Giraffe Baby

  7. what the heck is an aida band?

  8. I believe the whole meaning behind the making of this love token is…. they should each represent a different look of the love who is waiting at home. There for no picture is really needed!

  9. MiniBooger says:

    Aida band is precut aida cloth (for cross-stitching) typically bound with a decorative edging. I think this is a very romantic idea! For those that need a visualization, think of the movie Braveheart.

  10. A picture would be really nice so we could see what it is exactly.

  11. Is there any way for anyone who has made this to post a picture??? I really really want to make this for my husband. I’m so lost on it lol

  12. awesome except for it needs a picture. this is a good idea to give to someone who is going into iraq or afghanistan.

  13. Might be better if I could see what it is supposed to look like.

  14. i need a picture!

  15. would love to see a picture of this one

  16. There was NO pic of the token to what it would look like finished.

  17. I really need an amulet as such to wear for book week, so i need a picture to refer to!!

  18. i like the idea but i need a picture to visualize exactly what you mean..

  19. wonderful idea

  20. Need a picture!

  21. cool!!

  22. Put some pictures with the pattern. I don’t know if I’ll like/try it or not.

  23. Think of aida band as like cross-stitch fabric, I’m guessing? I know that’s commonly referred to as aida cloth, might be similar?

  24. Urm… What is aida band?

  25. A picture would be great. Where is the pic?

  26. No photo

  27. Where’s the picture???

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