I have A Thing for certain types of stylized roses depicted in embroidery.
If you’ve been hanging around Needle ‘n Thread for a bit, you might remember this Mission Rose project from a couple years ago, or this goldwork and silk Tudor-style rose.
Lately, I’ve been playing with a few other rose designs, like this Rose Window embroidery pattern that I shared with you a couple weeks ago.
Yep. It’s true. I’m a sucker for these types of stylized roses!
So here’s another rose pattern, which has been screaming for my attention for the last year. Alas, I won’t get to it right away – too many other things on the Proverbial Plate – but maybe you may find a use for it.
I’m calling this one Rose Rondelle.
(I’m really bad at naming designs, if you hadn’t noticed!)
This particular medallion sports the type of rose that I love depicting in silk and gold. Although it features more leaves than flower, the flower is certainly the central focus of the design.
Imagine it in deep reds and whites and golds, shining forth in regal splendor above the surrounding foliage. The scalloped inside edge and the outer wide frame worked in golds would provide a perfect setting for the flower inside.
But the design isn’t limited just to goldwork. Other forms of surface embroidery would work well with it. It could be worked in cottons, or, for a quicker approach, it could even be worked in wools.
The design prints at 6″ round, but it can be enlarged or reduced to suit your needs. Maybe you want to make some sort of rose patch? You can reduce the design and work it in fine threads. Maybe you want to embroider the cover of a fancy cushion? You can enlarge the design and work it in heavier wools. There are many possibilities!
Rose Rondelle Printable
Here’s the pattern in a handy PDF format, for your personal use:
Rose Rondelle Embroidery Pattern (PDF)
I hope you enjoy it!
If you’re looking for just the right design for a new embroidery project, why not browse through the free hand embroidery patterns here on Needle ‘n Thread? You might find just the one that tickles your fancy!
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