This sincere and pretty heart is inspired by vintage French textiles. The pattern is stitched with white silk floss or DMC Embroidery Floss on raspberry linen. It's a great beginners pattern because it uses one color; Zen-stitching at its best! Experience the joy of making something with your hands.
You may wish to stitch this heart in your favorite colors. For a French farmhouse look, stitch it with white-silk on Amsterdam blue-linen or raw-linen. Red-silk on white linen or flax-linen is a classic choice. There are endless possibilities for this elegant piece of hand-embroidery. I use Zweigart 32-count Belfast linen for all my counted cross stitch pieces. You can find a nice selection of Zweigart linen at Stitching Bits And Bobs.
The finished size of the heart is approximately 6.5 by 6.5 inches
Instead of cross-stitches, you may embellish the center of each rose with a few white seed beads for flair.
Please note: This pattern is available as a instant downloadable PDF and mail order. If you select the PDF, you will need the free Adobe Reader to view and print this 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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Happy Stitching!xx ~ Jilly
French Rose Heart © 2015 Designed by Jill Nammar. All rights reserved
Painting By L. Bouguereau
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