Roland-Designs

Preserving our needlework heritage

Original cross stitch

God's handwriting


This cross stitch design is inspired by antique alphabets, and original hand painted Berlin wool work patterns. It features a beautiful quote attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882). An American essayist, lecturer, and poet.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Waldo_Emerson

Design Area:
216 x 229 stitches

If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure :

15,43" x 16,36" / 39,2 x 41,5 cm

Price: 5.50$

''I work hard...''



Fun, and quick -stitch projects for cat lovers, or as gifts for feline loving friends.

The pattern comes in two versions, one in the singular and one in the plural… since many of us have more than one cat.

x 2 bonus bookmarks, which are fun stash busters, and make useful and fun presents.

Design Area: 85 x 76 stitches

If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure :

6,07" x 5,43" / 15,4 x 13,8 cm

Price: 2.50 $

Past my bedtime.....


Here are three quick-and-easy little cross stitch projects which are perfect for beginners, or as stash busters…

Stitch them all, or stitch the one that is relevant. Frame them, or leave them in an embroidery hoop.
Perfect as gifts, or as a fun decoration for your bedroom wall.

Design Area: 70 x 70 stitches

If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure :

5" x 5" / 12,7 x 12,7 cm

Price: 3.00 $

'Keep me handy'. Needle book


This delightful little needle book has a lovely ‘vintage’ feel to it, from the choice of colors, mother of pearl button, and the use of dupioni silk for the lining.

Perfect as a gift, or keepsake. There is a place where you can add your initials, a small greeting, or the date of your choice.

The PDF includes the pattern + two alphabets. Complete finishing up instructions, and lot's of photos.

Approximate finished size when folded: 13 x 7 x 2 cm

Price: 3.00 $

Good days.....



'Good days start with coffee and end with wine !’

A fun and cheeky cross stitch pattern, quick to stitch and fun to give (or keep).
Why not frame it and hang it on your kitchen wall, or give it as a gift to a good friend ?

Design Area: 92 x 98 stitches

If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure :

6,5" x 7,0" / 16,6 x 17,7 cm

Price: 2.50 $

The mountains

The Mountains are calling and I must go !'

Quote attributed to John Muir ( 1838 –1914 ) A Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States.

This cross stitch pattern is inspired by antique alphabets. The colors are naturally only a suggestions and could be replaced with the threads of your choice. This pattern could also be stitched all in one color.

Design Area: 116 x 82 stitches

If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure :
8,2" x 5,8" / 21 x 14,8 cm

Price: 3.00 $


Tønsberg tower

This cross stitch pattern features the Tønsberg tower which was raised in 1888, as a memorial to the original fortress build in the 13 th century by king Haakon Haakonson.

Tønsberg dates back to 871 AD, and believed to be the oldest Norwegian town. Once it was an important trading center, harbor and the place where kings were proclaimed.

A perfect little project to stitch and frame as a souvenir of a visit to Tønsberg, or a wonderful gift for a friend or relative who comes from/ or adores Norway.

Cross stitch, half cross stitch and backstitch.

Design Area: 80 x 91 stitches

If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure :

5,71" x 6,50" / 14.5 x 16.3 cm

Price: 4.50 $

Novinophobia





NOVINOPHOBIA
The fear of running out of wine
‘I'm suffering from novinophobia as I have no wine left’ ( courtesy of the Urban dictionary )









This original cross stitch pattern is a quick stitch project using only whole cross stitch and a little backstitch for the border.


Design Area: 135 x 47 stitches

If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure : 9,64" x 3,36" / 24,5 x 8,5 cm


Price: 2.00 $

If


This pattern features the poem ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling ( 1865-1936 )

The design will make an amazing wall hanging, and despite its size it will not take too long to stitch since most of the pattern is in backstitch.

Stitch it, frame it and display it in your office or home. A finished embroidery would also make a wonderful gift for a friend--- or son.

Design Area:
177 x 168 stitches

If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure :
12,64" x 12,00" / 32,1 x 30,4 cm

Price: 4.50 $

Ni vous sans moi, ni moi sans vous....

This pattern features a lovers’ desperate words accredited to the legend of Tristan and Iseult.

‘Ni moi sans vous, ni vous sans moi !’ Is directly translated from French as ‘ Neither I without you, neither you without I’.


The legend of Tristan and Iseult has all the romantic intrigues of an Arthurian tale, a love triangle, a noble knight, a beautiful princess, a good king, a knave, betrayal, a love potion…..


The floral detail is a reproduction of an antique hand painted embroidery pattern.
Design Area: 195 x 136 stitches
If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure :
13,93" x 9,64" / 35,3 x 24,6 cm

Price: 4.50 $

A place for everything...


This pattern features a clever little reminder to help us keep organized.

Design Area: 62 x 123 stitches

If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure : 4,43 " x 8,79 " / 11,2 x 22,3 cm

Price: 4.00 $


She is too fond of books....












This cross stitch pattern would make a nice gift for a girl ( or lady ) who loves to read.

Frame it, or make it into a cushion or throw pillow.

Design Area: 164 x 59 stitches

If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure : 11,71" x 4,21" / 29,7 x 10,7 cm

Price: 3.20 $

St Augustine's Prayer

This sampler features the prayer of St Augustine.

Augustine of Hippo (13 of November 354 - 28 August 430) was a Christian philosopher and theologian, who is famous for his books – The city of God, and The confessions of St Augustine.

Design Area:
284 x 241 stitches

If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure : 
20,29" x 17,21" / 51,5 x 43,7 cm

This pattern includes two charts, one in cross stitch and the other in backstitch.

Price: 3.00 $

Born to knit/stitch

Fun, sassy cross stitch pattern.

A perfect gift for a stitcher/knitter, or to affirm your domestic position to the household by framing your embroidered piece and proudly displaying it in your home.

Born to knit :
78 x 39 Stitches
5,57" x 2,79" / 14,2 x 7,1 cm on 14 aida/28 ct linen.

Born to stitch :
87 x 39 Stitches
6,21" x 2,79" / 15,8 x 7,1 cm on 14 aida/28 ct linen.

Price: 3.00 $

Work smart, not hard.


A little motto to stitch ( or work in filet crochet ) and hang over your desk to remind you to be efficient, organized and effective in your tasks.


The PDf includes three versions of the chart.

 

Price: 2.50 $

S.M.A.R.T

This pattern features the acronym S:M:A:R:T

Stitch it, frame it, then hang it above your desk to remind you to be SMART in the goals you set, and how you go about making your dreams come true.

Design Area:
82 x 65 stitches

If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure :

5,86" x 4,64" / 14,8 x 11,7 cm

Price: 2.50 $

Home Sweet Home

A sweet little cross stitch pattern for the home.

Design Area: (118 x 84 stitches)

8,43" x 6,00" / 21,4 x 15,2 cm on 14 ct aida / 28 ct linen

Price: 3.00 $

Cooking with wine


Cooking with wine  (137 x 138 stitches)

Design Area: 9,6" x 9,7 ” inches on 14 ct
24,8 x 25 cm on 14 ct


Price: 3.00 $

I love you, I love thee

These pattern were created from an antique alphabet chart in my private collection.

I Love You/ I love thee are sentimental and lovely charts that will be quickly stitched for Valentine day, or as a present for a mother, a friend, a spouse.

 Design Area: ( 97 x 93 stitches)

6,93" x 6,64" / 17,6 x 16,8 cm on 14 ct aida / 28 ct linen


Price for two patterns: 3.00 $

Paws


For the cat lover !


Grid size : 84 x 99 stitches


6,00" x 7,07"  , or  15,2 x 18 cm on 14 ct aida or 28 ct linen


Price: 2.00 $

Coffee


A fun cross stitch pattern.


Grid Size: (141 x 89 stitches)


Design Area: 10,07" x 6,36 inches / 25, 5 x 16,1 cm on 14 ct


Price: 3.00 $

Baby girl sampler

 A pretty little sampler for a baby girl... of course, nothing stops you from changing the colors and stitching it for a boy.

 This pattern has cross stitch, half cross stitch, French knots and backstitch.


 Charts in black and white, and in color. There is also an extra large detailed chart of the angel, and an alphabet and blank graph to chart the name, date of birth, etc....

 Design Area: 6,86" x 7,86" (96 x 110 stitches)

Price: 3.00 $

Lovely guest


" In this house of peace and rest, we welcome you our lovely guest "


A little welcoming sign for your house, cross stich, French knots, beads, 1\2 cross stitch.


155 x 109 stitches

Another one of my first patterns.

Price: 1.00 $

My house may be small.....

  " My house may be small, but there is room for all..."


 A little sampler worked on 28 ct linen. Hardanger, French knots, beads, and of course cross stitch.


   213 x 135 stitches


One of my first cross stitch pattern.....


Price: 1.00 $