Simple hand embroidery designs can be elegant and beautiful, quick to work up, and a pleasure to give as gifts, and this rose design is no exception. It’s pretty, very simple, and would look great on any hand embroidered project – from clothing to household linens, guest towels to curtains, this little design makes an elegant statement. Its simplicity is part of the appeal.
This is a corner pattern. To lengthen the lines, you’ll have to trace and manipulate the repeats.
While colors are perfectly suitable for the design (in fact, I think variegated floss might look pretty nice, with the right color selections), the design would serve well in a single color, too. On guest towels or other household linens, you can add a personal touch with an initial. This would make a great wedding or anniversary gift! (Hint: an easy way to acquire initials for embroidery designs is to check out your computer fonts…)
Click on the pattern for a larger version, then right click to save it to your computer. You can mirror the image for the opposite corner by flipping it horizontally in your photo editing program, or you could turn it over and trace it after printing. Enlarge or decrease the design on your computer or on a photocopier.
What do you think of it, and how would you suggest using it? Feel free to share your ideas with the rest of us!!!