This classic monogram was inspired by the summer rose gardens near my tiny home in coastal New England. An alphabet of letters comes with this design. A bonus chart with a petite rose, in place of the monogram, is my gift to you.
The monogram, with a border of roses, is cross stitched with Needlepoint Inc silk Floss on linen. I love the look of luminous silk floss. Silk on linen creates an heirloom piece of textile art which is distinct, elegant and beautiful.
The photo above shows this piece stitched in Needlepoint Inc Silk Floss (Hot Pink Color 685 and Acid Green Color 657). For a softer pink and green, I suggest Needlepoint Inc Hot Pink Color 683 and Pistachio Green Color 354.
The design can be stitched in all one color too. The pattern looks pretty done in white silk floss on Amsterdam-Blue, Cottage-Rose, Natural or Smokey-Pearl linen made by the Zweigart Company. The design is striking done in red floss on white linen for a Scandinavian look. I use Zweigart 32-count Belfast linen for all my counted cross stitch pieces. You can find a nice selection of Zweigart linen online.
If you'd like to stitch the monogram in all-pink silk floss on Zweigart White Linen then I suggest Splendor Silk Floss Color 997 (available in my shop) or Needlepoint Inc Silk Floss Fuchsia Color 791, Hot Pink Color 638 or Hot Pink 684. Instead of silk floss, DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss is found at most craft stores. DMC floss is much less expensive. There are hundreds of DMC colors too.
Follow my suggestions or stitch it in your favorite colors. There are many possibilities for this heirloom piece of hand-embroidery. Turn up the charm in your home with pretty stitchery!
Please note: This pattern is available as a instant downloadable PDF or mail order. You will need the free Adobe Reader to view and print the PDF pattern on your home computer.
The mail order pattern is printed on top-quality, brochure paper and comes with a complimentary needle threader.
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Rose Monogram © 2016 Designed by Jill Nammar. This pattern is intended for personal use.
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