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I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Free Hand Embroidery Pattern: Rose with Buds


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A couple months ago, I shared this hand embroidery pattern for a lily and buds in a diamond outline.

And then there was this grape embroidery pattern and this wheat embroidery pattern from this past month…

And to complete this collection of these “tiles” for hand embroidery, here’s a Tudor-style rose and bud in the same general configuration.

Tudor rose and buds embroidery pattern

All four patterns – the rose, the lily, the wheat, the grapes – are generally the same shape, and so they could work very well together for a series of small hand embroidered tiles.

Or, given the subjects, they could be easily used for church embroidery patterns, worked on altar frontals, vestments, and the like.

Free Hand Embroidery Patterns: Lily, Grapes, Wheat, Rose

This is just to give you an idea of how all four designs could go together, since they’re all basically the same diamond configuration.

I have a plan brewing in the back of my brain for these four tiles, but it’s going to be a while before I can tackle that plan, so I thought I might as well share all the patterns with you in the meantime! Maybe you can do something with them more immediately than I can…

Anyway, all four patterns are easily adaptable to a wide variety of embroidery techniques, from whitework to goldwork to silk shading and whatever else occurs to you!

Printable Rose Embroidery Pattern

Here’s the PDF printable for the rose pattern. You can enlarge or reduce the design to suit your needs.

Tudor-Style Rose with Buds Tile Embroidery Pattern (PDF)

You can find plenty more hand embroidery patterns here on Needle ‘n Thread, if you’re itching for something to stitch.


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  1. Dear Mary

    This is my favourite out of the four diamond designs goldwork comes to mind for the tudor rose and silk thread for the petals. Thanks for giving us the opportunity of embroidering this it’s lovely.

    Regards Anita Simmance

  2. I was wondering, are you going to do more of these? I realized that they match up with the summer half of the sacred holidays on the Wheel of the Year, and I’ve been looking for something to unique to make a whole Wheel out of.

  3. Dear, Mrs. Corbet I’m not a grapes person, or a wheat person but the lily and rose patterns are just so exquisite that I’m petrified to even consider trying them. II have visions of making a huge mess. While both designs are substantial they have such delicacy that I think I would ruin. UG! I want them both so bad. I have visions of creating a design with both along with some of your butterflies and a bird of paradise.

    1. Well, you can always look at it this way, Kristina – it’s just thread. And it’s just fabric. What’s to be scared of? If you’re hankering to stitch up the designs, do it! The world will not cave in if something goes awry with your stitching. Might as well try it, right? 🙂 Go for it!

    2. I think my biggest psychological hurdle is $$$$. I hate to be so mundane, but materials, (particularly fabrics) cost money, and quite frankly I’m on a severely limited budget. I can’t afford to mess up too many projects. I know it’s a pretty dopey reason for panic but there it is.

    3. Do a trial run on an old pillow case or sheet or scrap fabric, with whatever you have on hand for threads. If it looks like your ideas will work out the way you want them to, and you want to invest in better materials, then make the investment, once you know you can manage what you have in mind. That might help quell the willies!

    4. Thank you so much for the wise advice! This will certainly help me deal with that particular anxiety.

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