Like the Violet pattern, this Rose pattern was inspired by Quetzaltenango’s floral huipil designs. The below design also mimics the side panels of a rose themed huipil. This is another one of my Guatemalan inspired textile projects.
- Printer and paper – to print out the embroidery pattern
- Heat Transfer pen or pencil – to transfer the embroidery pattern onto fabric (there are various ways to do this; pick your preferred method.)
- Fabric – I went with a deep turquoise blue, 100% cotton fabric. I am planning on making a pillow out of the final product, and measured and cut my fabric with that in mind.
- Embroidery Needle
- Embroidery Hoop
- Embroidery Floss – I used the following colors
- Light Green
- Bright Green
- Print out the pattern – if for some reason you are not able to save or correctly resize the pattern send me a message, and I will email you the jpeg.
- Transfer the pattern onto your cloth by outlining it with a heat transfer pen/pencil and ironing it onto your fabric.
- Place your fabric in an embroidery hoop.
- Use the pattern as a guide for embroidering the design. I used four different stitches for this design: the satin stitch, the chain stitch, the back stitch, and the cross stitch.
- I used an elongated chain stitch for the petals.
- A few of the larger petals are outlined with a back stitch in matching color.
- The centers are filled in with a yellow satin stitch.
- The leaves are outlined with a green satin stitch.
- The leaves are filled with a cross stitch pattern in the light green, and the center of each cross is covered in a single bright green stitch.
- Stems: done in a green chain stitch.
- The base of the buds are done in a green or light green chain stitch to match the stems.
- The bud flower is done in pink, rose, and red chain stitches.