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Thursday 3 May 2018

Small rose. Free cross stitch pattern - Part 2 Gobelin stitch

Continuing with my counted stitch challenge, here is a new version of small rose

For my second version of the design I simply replaced each ‘cross stitch’ with two small long stiches. Tbe Gobelin stitch is really easy to do, and results in a sort of flat embroidery which is pleasant to touch and resembles weaving. 

The small rose pattern is available as a free instant download on my website, see link below. 

I would like to challenge you to also try out different techniques and styles of embroidery, needlework or other crafts that can be worked from counted patterns. The possibilities are endless, and lot’s of fun. 

Be sure to tag your work with #smallrosechallenge  or #rolanddesigns

The rose was stitched with 2 threads over two threads on 28 ct linen.
The free pattern can be downloaded here:

Small rose challenge part 2

Small rose part 1 - Cross stitch


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  3. love the quote... lovely needlework