This unique geometric design comes from Rhodes, where it was embroidered on a garment in the mid-1700s. It features highly stylized leaves which form a border that is contrasted by light and airy branch motifs in the center and corners. The original was worked in red and green, but I have used blue and copper for a more modern colorway. The design also lends itself well to the two-color palette of your choice.

 

The design can be finished as either a cushion cover for a 14x14” pillow insert, or hemmed for a 14.5x14.5” table mat. The actual area of the embroidery is 12.25 x 12.25” on 26 count fabric.

 

Finished size: 14x14 inches

Stitch count: 159x160 sts/6603 total sts (including backstitches)

 

My high quality kits come with everything you need to make the embroidery in the photos--26 count 100% cotton Traditional Groundcloth (imported from Greece), 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!

Dorian Leaves

$32.00Price