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Hi, I’m Romilly (or Romalie, if you want a more phonetic spelling -By the way, it’s a short ‘o’ as in hop, not a long ‘o’ as in Rome.)!

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Rosa - The Rose

from Golden Circle Designs
(10) Name: 'Embroidery : Rosa - The Rose
Rosa - The Rose Rosa, the Rose
Rosa - The Rose Chart image

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cross stitch
  • Fractional Cross Stitches
  • Backstitching

Pattern Description:

In the Renaissance, ladies would often embroider "slips," or individual motifs that were then cut out and applied to a larger chair cushion or wall hanging. Flowers were also embroidered directly on clothing: shirts and gowns, collars and caps were all decorated with their very own gardens. Images were embroidered in the shape of the flowers and herbs found in their gardens and in the books of the time.

Popular books that depicted plants and flowers had their images carefully pricked around and transferred to fabric for embroidery, often backstitched and then filled in with color, often in very tiny cross stitches. I've taken this a step further and charted the design for you.

Rosa in Latin, or the Rose in English, was a flower that was often embroidered. It's blooms come in many colors. Rosehips were often used for medicinal teas, and in the Renaissance, roses and rose water were popular as flavorings in cookies, puddings and other recipes.

The model was stitched on Zweigart 28 count Cashel Barnwood linen, with the Latin flower name. Alternate chart provided if you want to use English.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 54 stitches wide X 82 stitches high
  • 3.75 X 5.75 inches on 14 count fabric


  • Linen or evenweave fabric - 12 X 14 inches
  • DMC Embroidery Floss
  • Embroidery Hoop if desired
  • Needle