This stunningly ornate border is reminiscent of embroidery designs influenced by Venetian textiles in the mid-1700s and worked throughout the Cyclades, a group of Greek islands in the Aegean sea. Tulips, cornflowers, and carnations are combined with scrolling leaves and grounded by a starkly geometric border. Our design specifies a traditional red-on-white colorway, but it could also be worked in a variety of color combinations for different effect--for example, light colored floss on a dark fabric, blue floss on white fabric, or even multiple colors of your choosing.


Available as Paper Pattern only or Kit. 

Stitch count: 238 x 238 sts

Finished size of embroidery: 19 x 19" including hem


Kit includes Traditional Groundcloth, DMC Floss, John James size 24 tapestry needle and pattern

238 x 238 sts, finished size 19 x 19 inches (including hem)


Note: while I like to have a full size photo on all of my patterns, this design is large and complex and I am still working the sample. I have had numerous requests for designs suitable for Pascha basket covers, so I'm releasing this before I have a full size photo as that will give all you stitchers plenty of time to make this before Pascha!


Cycladean Floral Border