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Rose grounds



On this page several variants of the rose ground.
A zip file with more than 2000 rose ground variants can be downloaded here.

Rose ground

roseground traditional 0112-KG 0113-NG 0116-KG 0116-LG 0106-LG 0122-DG

0505-KG 0511-NG 0508-LG 0501-DG 0598-KG 0504-LG

Slavic ground

slavicground traditional 0654-KG 0673-NG 0676-KV 0698-KG 0697-NG


A variant on the Slavic Ground.

0696-KG 0665-2G 0685-KG 0683-NG 0681-NG 0514-KG 0510-LG 0513-DG 0692-KG 0693-XG

Stretched Paris ground

These examples came to life as variations on a rose-ground with “do nothing (much)” on the left and right. Please see the resemblance with the Paris ground.

stretched paris ground 0403-KG 0424-KG 0404-KG 0427-NG 0402-LG

Rose ground in a diamond

By putting the traditional rose ground unit in a diamond, little stars can be made.
Please note: when making the actual lace, it will make a big difference if the unit in the middle is made torchon-style or flemish-style, as the picture illustrates. Example 1 looks like a star.

photo-torchon photo-flemish

R-0112 R-0116 R-0504

Alternative placings

roses with vertical roses with zigzag
The ground on the right can also be obtain as a Droste on Paris ground

Take a non-symmetrical rose ground unit, move one of the pins to the middle, and place this unit in alternating directions. Please note, the generated thread diagram displays the moved pin in the original position.
jp-1 jp-2