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Only One Rose~ (PDF) Cross Stitch design by Nicola Parkman

Only One Rose~ (PDF) Cross Stitch design by Nicola Parkman

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Nicola has generously made these gorgeous Little Gems available for download now via our store.  The PDF will be emailed to you within 24 hours or you can choose a printed copy.

This sampler is a postcard from the heart. The sampler, designed and stitched by Nicola as a gift to her husband, has been inspired by samplers in her private collection and conveys several messages to her husband.

The sampler can be stitched on linen or aida and the .pdf comes with a full font of letters and numbers so that you can personalise your sampler.


The design area is 198 stitches (w) x 134 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing.

28ct: Design: 14.14″ x 9.57″ Fabric: 20.14″ x 15.57″  

30ct: Design: 13.2″ x 8.93″ Fabric: 19.2″ x 14.93″

32ct: Design: 12.38″ x 8.38″ Fabric: 18.38″ x 14.38″  

36ct: Design: 11″ x 7.44″ Fabric: 17″ x 13.44″

40ct: Design: 9.90″ x 6.70″ Fabric: 15.90″ x 12.70″  

46ct: Design: 8.61″ x 5.83″Fabric: 14.61″ x 11.83″

56ct: Design: 7.07″ x 4.79″ Fabric: 13.07″ x 10.79″


Soie 100.3           Soie d’Alger      DMC             Colour Description

022                       523                       833                      Golden olive ~ light

061                       236                       986                      Forest green ~ very dark

072                       5022                     503                     Blue green ~ medium

088                       4221                     543                      Beige brown ~ ultra very light

109                       3026                     777                      Raspberry ~ very dark

344 ***                1013                     761                       Salmon ~ light

148                       2232                     3822                   Straw ~ light

401                       3341                     762                      Pearl grey ~ very light

494                       2932                     3712                   Salmon ~ medium

499                       945                       498                     Christmas red ~ dark

523                       2916                     3831                   Raspberry ~ dark

656                       216                       890                     Pistachio green ~ ultra dark

707                       3724                     3363                  Pine green ~ medium

773                       3446                     3799                   Pewter grey – very dark 

*** At the time of this release 344 (100.3) was in short supply in the USA. The distributors for Au Ver A Soie have recommended 134, a slightly paler pink, as a suitable substitute.

Only One Rose has been stitched with a palette of 14 colours from Au Ver à Soie’s range of Soie 100.3. We have provided conversions for Soie d’Alger and DMC. Only one spool or skein of each colour is required.

Nicola stitched her sampler on Legacy Linen’s Sycamore Seedpod; you should choose either linen or Aida in the count and colour that appeals to you. The project has been designed so that it is suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability. The stitches are cross stitch over 2 threads, running stitch and satin stitch. If you are stitching on Aida the sawtooth border could be replaced with a single or parallel line of cross stitch.

Once purchased you will receive an email within 24 hours with the download attached and you can print it out yourself at home.  Please ensure your email is correct and you may need to check your junk/spam folder.

If you don't have access to a printer or would prefer a printed copy sent to you that option is available also.  

We stock the Au Ver a Soie 100.3 & D'alger silks and Legacy Linens.  If you'd like to kit the design please contact me on and we can discuss your preferences.  

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