This beautiful design from Avlea Embroidery was inspired by a little Byzantine ornamented motif that was most likely used in either an illuminated manuscript or as part of a fresco decorative scheme. It features a lovely rose--reminiscent of a Tudor rose--in the center, encircled by a charming vine border.
This is a terrific design for beginners as you learn five embroidery stitches and there is a helpful how-to video.
The high quality kit includes the design stamped with waterproof archival ink on 100% Kona cotton (so you can wash the design after if you like), DMC 100% cotton embroidery floss, John James size 7 embroidery needle, how to embroider instruction booklet, and a reusable stitch diagram (simply tape it to a window or light box and trace onto the fabric of your choice), and 6' bamboo embroidery hoop.
Stitches: Backstitch, satin stitch, Pekinese stitch, French knot (or seed stitch fill), Roumanian couching
Finished size: 6 inches in diameter