Black and white roses cross stitch was inspired by a 1919 woodcut by Art Nouveau designer Julie de Graag. You’ll have loads of fun stitching this on white Aida cloth using just black thread.
What we love so much about this design, is the artist’s decision to depict the rosebush in monochrome. Roses are known for their striking colours (blood red, apricot, mauve, and so many different pinks) so it’s an interesting choice.
PS: we’ve included the original artist insignia in the design but if you don’t like it, you can easily leave it out.
Black and White Roses cross stitch is a large project and measures 46.1cm X 57.7cm when stitched on 14 count Aida cloth. You’ll need 31 skeins of DMC Black thread to complete the 41,338 stitches. Are you up for the challenge?
We recommend using the Pattern Keeper app to manage large cross stitch projects like this one. Look for the extra chart in your download pack that has been specially formatted for PK.
Cross Stitch Roses
If you love roses you might like to browse our growing library of cross stitch patterns featuring the fragrant rose.