Rhythm and blues. Better known as R&B. A genre of music that’s hard to define in words. You just know it when you hear it. Generally speaking, it encompasses a style that combines elements of pop, gospel, blues, and jazz. Birthed in the postwar 1940s, it’s continuously evolved and produced countless hits. And one fact is without question: the origins of R&B are very, very Black, emerging from the imaginations of musically-talented African Americans trying to express themselves.
What better way to interpret the passion and energy of R&B than via red samplers! A Rose Is Still a Rose is the first pattern in a new series called The Red Chords Collection, which will spotlight some of my favorite R&B songs - the hits, the deep cuts, the collabs, the remixes, and more. And what better time to start than in Black Music Month.
The pattern features the initials of Aretha Franklin & Lauryn Hill - the two queens who collaborated to create the song - surrounded by an abundance of different rose motifs. It’s a relatively small stitch that can be worked with any two reds you choose, or just one if you’d like to keep it monotone.
Happy stitching and Happy Black Music Month!
This is a digital PDF file of a cross stitch pattern. This is not a tangible, stitched final product.
Skill Level: Easy
Stitch Count: 95w x 54h
14 ct (28 ct over two) = 6.8 x 3.9 inches (17.3 x 9.9 cm)
16 ct (32 ct over two) = 5.9 x 3.375 inches (15 x 9.5 cm)
18 ct (36 ct over two) = 5.3 x 3 inches (13.5 x 7.6 cm)
20 ct (40 ct over two) = 4.75 x 2.7 inches (12.1 x 6.9 cm)
Stitch Total: 1141
Stitch Types: full cross stitch
Amount of Colors: 2
Model stitched 2 pulled strands over 1 fabric threads on 17 count Latte aida by Fiber on a Whim.
- multi-page pattern in black and white symbols
- multi-page pattern in color symbols
- single page pattern in black and white symbols
- single page pattern in color symbols
- floss key
- compatibility with Pattern Keeper app
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You will get two (2) PDF documents with full pattern details, pattern in multiple formats, and floss key.
- You will get two (2) PDF documents with full pattern details, pattern in multiple formats, and floss key.
- Size3.2 MB
- Length20 pages