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Historical Sampler – Dusty Pink Rose

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9 October 2008

Historical Sampler – Dusty Pink Rose

I said that I’d have a go at the first layer of detached rose petals :

dusty_pink_1

The first petal took me about 6 hours.

The second petal will take 2 hours. I’ve done the tension must more loosely and I haven’t had the problems with knots that I’ve had.

I hope that the enlarged photo will show the difference, and the nice row of loops on the bottom of the second petal, still in progress.

A couching stitch gave way at the top left corner of the second petal so I’m temporarily using a pin to keep the curve in place. (You can see the round pin head there)

I’m a bit concerned that the mid and dark colours match too closely.

This photo shows the second petal completed. It’s a bit out of focus :

dusty_pink_2

When I’ve finished all of the petals I’ll do some more work in the centre to make it a bit rounder, or maybe I won’t. There’s lot of stretch at those two light pink bases – I may be able to ‘stretch’ to fit the centre circle. We’ll see.

I think I’ve got the hang of it now, and can move onto that other embroidery I need to do (the strawberries etc) and save the rest of the dusty pink rose for after Christmas.

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3 Comments:

OpenID paulahewitt said...

6 hours....2 hours....by the end you be doing each petal in 10 minutes flat!

Thursday, October 09, 2008  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

It's the difference in tension of the stitches that is making the difference. At tight tension, each stitch is only 1mm tall and wide - which makes for a LOT of stitches! *grin*

Thursday, October 09, 2008  
Blogger JoWynn Johns said...

Just want you to know I'm watching.

Friday, October 10, 2008  

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