NPC27: Mauve Valentine Rose


A pretty Victorian Valentine card with a lace border is the inspiration for this panel. Many of these Valentine cards had a central floral motif with layers of paper lace bordering the motif. The rose motif here is adapted from a piece of 19th Century Berlin work.

This Mauve Valentine Rose panel has been designed to fit neatly into the sleeve of a Clippy Cover Girl Bag, but of course it could be used in a variety of decorative projects. 

We have made two versions of this Valentine card - the Mauve Valentine Rose seen here and A Pink Valentine Rose. So you could make one panel for each side of the Clippy bag, or a pretty pair of pictures to frame. Both designs can be purchased together at a discounted price.

This particular design is worked on a 7 Count plastic canvas, in cross stitch. This stitch is explained in the downloaded materials. Stitching in cross stitch on this plastic canvas gives a raised effect which gives the rose a pleasing slightly three dimensional appearance. 

The panel measures 22cm (8.6 inches) by 29.5cm (11.7inches).

These designs on plastic canvas are very easy to stitch and complete. There is no background to be stitched, just the central motif and so a design like this can made in a few evenings. There are 11 different shades of wool used in this design, and full details of the shades are included.

Once the design is finished a coloured sheet of card, material or foam is placed behind the canvas to provide the contrasting colour. You can change these sheets from time to time to suit your mood or to match your outfit. It is also fun to decorate the finished needlework further by stitching pieces of old lace, buttons, or other accessories to the canvas, to make your own original work of art! I think it would also be nice to create a layered effect by having a lighter coloured backing panel behind the rose and darker colour behind the border.

The download below contains a chart to follow and full instructions for making this item. The Clippy bag  and plastic canvas are not included in the download, but can be purchased from our shop.


NPC27: Mauve Valentine Rose Chart Download

Price 3 

NPC28: Pink and Mauve Valentine Rose Combined Charts Download

Price 4.50