I saw that is used also in Ukraine and Russia. Can anyone tell me if this pattern may be found in other slavic countries as well?
Yeah, we use this pattern in Slovakia too :
[img width=700 height=574]http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u432/Svaetoslava/Slovakembroidery.jpg” />
[img width=526 height=700]http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u432/Svaetoslava/Slovakfolkembroidery.jpg” />
It's not necessary.
Btw. Slovak folk costumes have flower patterns too. There are both geometrical and so-called pre-designed patterns like e.g. flower patterns on Slovak folk costumes. I'm about to create a separate thread about Slovak embroidery.