A Circle of Seasons
| What's New?
| Flowers & Fruit
| Leaf Borders
| Floral Borders
| More Roses
| Parsley, Sage
| Spring Borders
"Love-in-Idleness" is the Elizabethan name
for the pansy (from
French pensee). "In idleness" here means "in
Summer: A Fret of Thistles
A "fret" or "fretwork" is what we
would call a
lattice; fretty is a heraldic term For an
overall lattice pattern.
Artichokes, of course, are merely thistles gone gravid.
Autumn: Leaves and Acorns
Try this pattern as a multiple-repeat border. It would look good
embroidered in shades of brown and russet.
Winter - Holly and Ivy
This pattern would work well with the holly berries picked out in red or
All patterns, text, and illustrations are copyright 1985-2002
Paula Katherine Marmor.
Created 28 March 1996
Last Updated 11 November 2001