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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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Rose Window – Pattern for Hand Embroidery


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I’ve been fiddling with embroidery patterns again, and this one is something that I’ve been toying with for quite a while. I like it!

Rose Window is somewhat reminiscent of the Mission Rose embroidery project we worked through a while ago, so I don’t plan to embroider it any time soon.

But I thought I’d throw it out here, in case you like it and want to tackle it!

Rose Window free embroidery pattern

The design is suitable for all kinds of embroidery techniques – from silk shading to goldwork to crewel embroidery, tambour embroidery, whitework, stumpwork … But you know me. I see it in silk and gold!

I left a small arched opening at the base of the rose, thinking this would be a great place to add a signature, date, or a family name.

Rose Window Embroidery Pattern Printable

Here’s the free PDF printable for Rose Window. The design will print at 7″ tall and a little over 4″ wide, if you choose “no scaling” or a similar option in your printer settings.

Rose Window Hand Embroidery Pattern (PDF)

I hope you enjoy it!

If you’re looking for something to stitch, why not check out the collection of free hand embroidery patterns here on Needle ‘n Thread? There are heaps of patterns there, suitable for all types of hand embroidery!


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  1. This is exactly the sort of thing I am looking for. It is inspiring all kinds of ideas about linens and paraments for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. I can see this worked as a pulpit fall, or in whitework on a very elaborate fair linen. Thank you, Mary, for this beautiful design!

  2. This is really nice, Mary! I see it in full colour, of course, with a little shading on the leaves and wooden frame. It would make a nice book or box cover.

    Actually, I could see it with some applique elements as well… ok, time to stop, too many projects already!

  3. That is so pretty. I especially like the little rose buds. My experience with embroidery is very limited: stem stitch, back stitch, split stitch. I am handy with French knots and lazy daisies. LOL I do hope some day, maybe next year, you will feel moved to show us how it’s done. I’m sure your version would be amazing.

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