This beautiful design originates in Byzantium and utilizes both geometric and floral elements to stunning effect. The octagons enclose Byzantine roses and are banded by a stylized meander design which creates a wonderful intricacy. Easy to repeat, this design can be worked in either a red/black/green or red/gold/gray colorway and corner charts are included for both colorways. The stylized birds are optional. 


This design is available as a kit for the square(17-1/2 x 17-1/2") in two colorways:

Black/red/green on Legacy Linen "Sunflower Seed"

Gold/red/peweter on Legacy Linen or "Coconut Macaroon"


My high quality kits come with everything you need to make the embroidery in the photos--30 count Legacy Dower Linen in either Sunflower Seed or Coconut Macaroon, DMC floss, full color SOC (symbol-on-chart) pattern with both a close up and a full size schematic so you know how many repeats to work, along with a John James size 24 tapestry needle. The raw edges of the fabric are serged for your convenience, so you can start stitching as soon as you open the kit!


Please note: due to Legacy Dower Linen being discontinued, I have limited kits available.


Also available as a pattern download

Byzantine Rose Border