Kristin Nicholas Design


EP-Sea of Roses Embroidery Pattern

The Sea of Roses Pillow was inspired by the blooms of a pink petaled Rosa Rugosa which is in the front of my friend Sally's house on an island in Maine. My family and I have visited her home many times and the beautiful rose bush is always blooming. Just beyond the rose bush is the ocean. It is heaven! Sally and I share the passion for color, pattern and textiles. When designing this line of pillows, it only seemed fitting to honor my friend and her home on the coast where I have spent some wonderful days painting outdoors, finding beautiful colored rocks and eating lobster.

Stitches you will need to know: Outline Stitch, Chain Stitch, French Knots, Fly Stitch, Needleweaving, and Satin Stitch. There are complete and clear illustrations of How-To stitch each one. The pattern also includes close-up photos of the different flowers.

This 20 page PDF pattern includes: 

•Complete instructions for cutting fabric, centering and transferring the design to the fabric including 3 methods of transfer - light table/window, dressmaker's tracing paper and Sulky Iron-On Transfer paper

•Complete how-to illustrations of the stitches you will need

•Close-up photos of key design points so it is easy for your to re-create the design

•The design template to transfer to your fabric using tracing paper or light table

•The reversed design template to transfer using a Sulky Iron-on Marker

•Paternayan Persian Colors used with matching DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Shades

Please note: This pattern is a DIGITAL FILE. Shortly after you pay for your pattern, a file link will be e-mailed to you with instructions on how to download your digital pattern. The e-mail you use on your PayPal account is the address the file will be shipped to. If you do not receive the file links in 30 minutes, check your spam folder.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print this pattern.


What you will need to complete your project:

1/2 yard of linen or cotton pillow fabric and 1/2 yard of contrasting pillow backing fabric

Paternayan Persian Wool or Cotton Embroidery Floss

Chenille needle (wool) or embroidery needle (cotton)

Regular sewing supplies and embroidery hoop (optional)

Pillow stuffing, sewing thread, and sewing machine to finish your pillow.

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