The COMPASS ROSE
was an emblem used to represent the direction of the winds upon charts and maps
from around the 1300's. The term 'rose' comes from the compass points
resembling petals of a flower. Alternating colours were used for clarity.
The model is stitched on 32ct linen 'Spring Glow' by Dyeing4U, suggested
substitute Cream linen, using two strands of floss over
two fabric threads.
Approximate design size (326 x 406 stitches):
20.5" x 25.5" on 32 count linen
The pattern is in a 32-page booklet and contains variable backstitching
(gradient indicated upon backstitch chart) and fractional stitches. The
backstitching chart is shown separately upon
the opposite of each page.