In honor of Valentine’s day, a lovely flower to stitch: introducing the first embroidery kit by Kate & Rose!
Each kit contains a 9″x9″ (24×24 cm) fabric square with finished edges pre-printed with the rose motif:
From left to right – rose on white washed linen, black cotton, and – in honor of Valentine’s day, and my daughters, and all other lovers of pink – on pink raw silk noil. All yummy fabrics to embroider on. The motif is stenciled with a traditional punch-pounce method used in Hungary for many years, and still used in most villages. Instead of the traditional ink, however, we are using a non-toxic ink that washes out of the fabric when you’re done stitching.
(The absolutely traditional way is to use wall paint and paraffin oil cooked to a goo then thinned with turpentine – I’ll write about this sometime but suffice it to say you maybe don’t want to inhale near it. Or get it on your hands. So I modernized a little.)(You’re welcome.)
Each kit also contains a ball of #8 perle cotton (you won’t use all of it… but you WILL use a lot!), a needle, and 6″ (15 cm) diameter wooden embroidery hoop:
Finally, here are the threads I chose for each fabric:
For the linen – a rich purple; for the black cotton – a warm pearly one, and for the pink – a lovely apple green. So pretty, right?
… Aaaannnd, if you like this motif but have never stitched a cabbage rose before, or perhaps you’d never stitched anything but you’d like to learn how to embroider this flower motif, come and take a class with me!