White Lace Square & Borders
Agnès Delage-Calvet has published a number of fine needlework books in a many techniques including Cross stitch, Needlepoint (tapestry), Embroidery and most recently Sashiko (Japanese embroidery) as well as "red line embroidery". Only available so far in French, these fine designs are now available in English on Creative Poppy's website.
Elegant and refined, here is the perfect motif to stitch on the cover of a box. The design is a clever combination of cross stitch and back stitch which gives the stitched piece its lace-like effect.
In addition to the main chart, designer Agnès Delage-Calver provides 5 extra border motifs which repeat so you can adapt them to any length required. If making a box, these borders can be used to decorate the sides, or line the inside.
The square can also be used for the center of a small square tablecloth. You can stitch matching napkins with the border motifs.
If framing, we recommend streching the fabric over a padded board, as in the picture, then fitting it into a framebox. The padding provides extra depth to the stitched piece.
* Please let me know if you would like me to kit this out for you.