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Historical Sampler – A Rose with Two Buds

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20 August 2008

Historical Sampler – A Rose with Two Buds

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This rose is one of a symmetrical pair. The facing rose has rosehips, rather than blossoms.

This rose will be done in satin stitch in a single strand of YLI silk floss in red.

It’s centre will be a freshwater pearl, to tie in with the large central roses, which are composed largely of pearls.

The blossom buds will be done in the same way.

The calyxes of the blossoms will be done in detached buttonhole stitch in the Gilt Sylke Thread, assuming I can manage buttonhole stitch with the long wiggly parts of the calyxes.

If buttonholing the long wiggly bits is beyond me, I’ll need to experiment to see if the GST will satin stitch at that length. Worst comes to worst, I’ll use DMC

I will practice detached buttonhole stitch, and a calyx on my ‘working sampler’ before trying them on the Historical Sampler and also practice with the GST.

The leaves will be done in GST in detached buttonhole stitch.(leaves will be rather easier shapes to do), with gold thread vines in stem stitch.

There are two curliques on the vine, one unfortunately uneven. I plan to do these in chain stitch in a fine gold thread and will fix up the inconsistency then.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Mary Corbet said...

If you resort to satin stitch with the GST on the green part of the bud, just a suggestion: pad it (with a dark green) going long-ways (up the calyx towards the bud), and do the satin stitch horizontally or even kitty corner across the bud, breaking to go up the individual leaves of the calix. It's the only way I can see the calix being satin stitched with the GST.... to work it long-ways (up the calyx) with the GST, it would be difficult to maintain the look of the calyx.

The detached buttonhole shouldn't be too hard - turn the piece and start with the base of the calyx and work to the tips, breaking the row where they separate.

Well, good luck with it!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

Thankyou SO much! What would I do without you?

Done the rose, and couched Jap around the edges. This morning I'll start practising detached buttonhole

Thursday, August 21, 2008  

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