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Lavish geometric borders such as this are often found in folk embroidery of the Ukraine and are excellent examples of simple elements combining to create an intricate and stunning embroidery. While traditionally worked in high contrast colors such as red, green, and orange, I have reimagined this in a warmer, more saturated palette of ruby, dark turquoise, blue-green, golden olive, and deep grey to coordinate with modern home interiors as either a table square or cushion cover.


If you would like to finish this as a cushion cover, there is a Free Chart for the center design here. Allow about 10% more floss if you would like to stitch the center design.

Thanks to Leslie Weidenman for sharing her cushion cover with us!


Finished size (exclusive of finishing): 13-1/8 x 13-1/8”

Stitch count: 177 x 177 sts/16720 sts/1024 backstitches


You Will Need:

One 18x18” piece of 26ct Mikini ivory

DMC Floss:

48 yds 221 shell pink very dark

19 yds 844 beaver grey ultra dark

15 yds 502 blue green

15 yds 833 golden olive light

7 yds 3808 turquoise ultra very dark


Also available as kit or paper pattern

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