Machine Embroidery Design White vintage ornate border

This design was created to emphasize the richness of the fabric. Machine Embroidery Design White vintage ornate border combines classical border pattern with a modern interpretation. A rose is the main theme and the centre of the composition. Several curved rose sprouts go symmetrically to the right and left from it, ending with an open rose bud each. The design of the other embroidery designs online has a romantic fleur about it. Rose itself is a beautiful flower. Tender petals, exquisite fragrance and sharp thorns make Rose an ideal symbol of love. Love strong enough to save the beloved one. As in the story of the beauty and the beast. And love that claims sacrifice too. Oscar Wilde tells about the Nightingale who gave his life to bring one Rose to life.

Embroidering a border on the edges of the clothes was known In Ancient Greece. The embroidery had to attract attention to the fabric itself. Thus, it was modest and simple. Romans adopted the custom and transferred it to napkins too. In Europe, people embroidered borders on their clothes to make them look more attractive. Some believed that wearing the embroidered shirts and skirts can protect from the evil.

Machine Embroidery Design White vintage ornate border


Size: 40.2×294.6 mm (1.58×11.60 “), Stitches: 22541
Formats: .dst, .jef, .pec, .vip, .hus, .pes, .exp, .sew, .dat, .vp3, art, xxx

The largest amount of the ornate border patterns survived on napkins. Almost two thousands years ago, Romans were the first to use table napkins made of linen. The napkins were adorned by stitching patterns and owner’s initials on them. When invited to dine at your friends’ place you had to bring and use your own napkin. It protected the furniture and clothes. The delicatessens not eaten during the feast were taken home by guests, wrapped in their own napkins.

Europeans got accustomed to using embroidered napkins somewhere in the XVI century. By the XVIII century napkins became an integral part of dining culture. Tablecloth and napkins were to be made matching each other. They were embroidered to make them look exquisitely. Such napkins had to embellish the table and protect the guests’ clothes. Birds, animals, monograms, floral borders were masterfully embroidered on them. For a long time, only the rich could afford to use such items. With the invention of machine embroidery, flowers, animals and borders appeared on the napkins available to everyone.

Before you buy embroidery designs, you usually have a project in your head. But this Machine Embroidery Design White vintage ornate border can inspire your imagination to create something new. Though it is an ideal choice to use for dining-room textile, it will look great on the bag or small pillows. This design can transform household items and clothes.

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Author: Ludmila Konovalova

My name is Lyudmila Konovalova, and I lead Royal Present Embroidery. Embroidery for me is more than a profession; it is a legacy of my Ukrainian and Bulgarian heritage, where every woman in my family was a virtuoso in cross-stitch and smooth stitching. This art, passed down through generations, is part of my soul and a symbol of national pride.

Date: 11.02.2018