Roses in bloom
CROSS STITCH PATTERN READY TO DOWNLOAD, DESIGNED BY Lesley Teare Designs
Full of countryside charm, this design features a blue milk jug, with cream polka dots, used as a vase to hold roses freshly cut from the garden.
Lesley Teare is an expert cross stitch designer, and a great lover of flowers. We imagine her coming back with an armful of roses and sitting at her drawing table (she always creates a picture before charting a design). She uses no fewer than 35 embroidery floss colors in this chart, depicting the different hues of the rose petals, each flower with a slightly different tone.
The pattern is worked in cross stitch only (no backstitch or split stitches), and the only difficulty will be the number of colors. For easy handling of colors, we suggest you cross stitch one rose at a time, then the leaves that immediately surround it.
The finished embroidery measures 12 x 12 inch (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm) worked on an 14 ct Aida or 28 ct linen or evenweave. Leaving a little margin around, it can be framed in a 15 x 15 inch (40cm x 40cm) or larger frame, or be mounted as a cushion cover.
The chart, by Lesley Teare Designs, comes with a cross stitch guide. It is part of a collection of garden flowers in charming homely vases and jugs.
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Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Roses in bloom
Chart size in stitches: 168 x 168
Needlework fabric: 14ct Aida or 28ct Linen/Evenweave
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Stitches: Cross stitch
Number of colors: 35
Themes: blue and cream polka dot, milk jug, flower vase, bunch of roses
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