Lately, I’ve been sharing with you some treasures from old ecclesiastical embroidery, cleaned up into patterns and print-ready. Today’s hand embroidery pattern is another such piece, with lots of possibilities for embroidery, whether secular or ecclesiastical.
I suppose one reason I’m sharing the patterns – besides wanting you to enjoy them, too – is because I’ve had such little time to embroider lately, and I’m hoping Someone Out There is having more luck putting needle and thread to fabric and producing something! Since I can’t seem to do all the things I’d like to be able to do right now, maybe someone else can!
This is a design I’d really like to work! I’ve got ideas for it – ideas that involve silk and gold. The design is beckoning me, whispering the whole time, “Silk and Gold, Silk and Gold, Silk and Gold!”
With the Tudor-type rose motif, the design has a historical flavor that I really like. The quatrefoil frame is perfect for goldwork, and the roses and leaves would look nice interpreted in silks, with a touch of gold.
Alternately, you could play around with the design. I’m pretty sure all you creative people out there can come up with myriad ways to interpret the pattern, in different colors, different threads, for different purposes.
As for me, for now, it’s simply a member of The-List-of-Things-I’d-Like-to-Do-Someday. You know that list? Do you have one, too?!
Here’s the PDF, if you’re interested in a 6″ x 6″ printable version:
Quatrefoiled Rose (PDF)
If you’re looking for more embroidery patterns, feel free to check out the list of free hand embroidery patterns here on Needle ‘n Thread. (I finally updated it!)
PS…. Following up on last week’s pattern, did you notice I came up with a name on my own? And there’s no “thingy” in the title! See how much I learn from you??!