It ‘an activity that embroidery, which takes us back in the old days, when he used to prepare kits for the wedding, as did our great-grandmothers. It takes time and calm, two things that the pace of life today have led us to abandon more and more. Today the practice has almost disappeared, especially within the home, they are now very few people who know how to play, and if they give us something to embroider for example, for marriage for the baby’s layette, it is often necessary to apply to the embroiderers profession. The easiest way is to stitch the cross stitch , which as the name implies, is made ​​from a cross embroidered on a special fabric, Aida , an even weave , what every cm2 contains the same number of wires. More simply, it can be said that it is made ​​up of many small squares, which allow pointing with needle, at the top to get a small diagonal cross arms, which is associated with many other gives rise to a reason. If you have not already experienced before leaving with a tablecloth, it is best to practice with something smaller, like napkins, bibs, wipes, towels dishes.

There are many magazines that deal with the topic, providing detailed explanations and illustrations for implementation. It often happens, however, that the descriptions proposals, with abbreviations and codes, appear incomprehensible to non-experts. To embroider a small tablecloth with roses such as the one proposed in the figure (taken from Embroider roses in May 2012 p . 15, Editions srl female ), you must buy at dry goods stores, a wide base at least 90 cm of Aida white, with about 44 in 10 cm squares, and cotton embroidery Stranded in the colors of the pattern that is being carried, so 3 shades of blue, 3 pink and 1 green. Of course, the colors may be different, but it is essential that they are in gradation, one darker than the other.


The needle must not be too thin and pointed, the eye must allow the insertion of a cotton yarn as the one used. It is part embroidering roses from the center of the canvas. To find this point it is necessary to count the squares and wires. Once you find you mark with a pin. From here we start to define the position of everything you want run. Si follows the model proposed in figure (taken from Embroider roses in May 2012 p. 81) where each square corresponds to a point. Even on the web you can find several examples. If you like, each pattern will be surrounded with the stitch, using the darkest color available. In essence it is a simple point strand (the classic indent ) which follows the external profile of each rose and leaves. (Diagram 2 ° partly taken from Embroider roses in May 2012 p. 15, Editions srl female)

If you like, each pattern will be surrounded with the stitch, using the darkest color available Basically it’s a simple running stitch (the classic dash) that follows the outer contour of each rose and leaves (Scheme 2 ° partly taken from Embroider roses in May 2012 page 15, Editions srl female) do not need to think about it too much, you should try it, only then should you take the plunge and see if it suits you or not. (main image This is from page 15 roses Embroider May 2012 page 15, Editions srl female).