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Historical Sampler – Dusty Pink Rose

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4 December 2008

Historical Sampler – Dusty Pink Rose

 

Remembering the Dusty Pink Rose ….

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here’s the first two layers

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The second layer isn’t attached – it’s just sitting there.

After finishing the detached buttonholing, I took my cake wire and buttonholed (different stitch) it to the edges.

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from http://inaminuteago.com/stitchdict/stitch/Buttonhole.html

Both the edge and the ‘stickup bits’ of the stitch are done on the edge of the petal – the wire is lain down in the middle to be held down by the stitch.

I found it a lot easier to do with the rose out of it’s frame.

I then turned it over, and cut away the cordonnette from the back.

And there it was! Done! (two more to go)

I played with the edges a bit, to make them ‘interesting’, then put it on top of the rose base to see how it looked.

The colours are a bit different to the original, and a lot brighter!

It’s interesting that the colour looks different on the base compared to the detached part. One in long and short stitch, the other in detached buttonhole stitch. Exactly the same thread.

I’ve put it away safely in an envelope in my special sewing box to keep until it’s needed.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Jane said...

This is looking really good. It's been a few weeks since I visited, has some computer problems and lost all my bookmarks.
I'm impressed with how it's all coming together and seeing the different techniques is very interesting.
Keep up the good work.
jane

Friday, December 05, 2008  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Megan,
I like the combination of the wire work often found in stumpwork with the detached buttonhole! It really works. I'm working my way up to the partially-attached detached buttonhole on my blog - just a few more weeks and you should have your lesson! (Oh, and I'm avoiding calling this "punto in aria" because I've always seen that being used to refer to lace stitches like reticella.)

Friday, December 05, 2008  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

Jane - thanks :-)

Jeanne - cool. Looking forward to seeing what you make. Note taken re reference to 'punto in aria'. I've seen it used in brackets in descriptions - that'd be why it's in brackets. Don't ask me which books - not enough coffee yet.

Friday, December 05, 2008  
Blogger Plays with Needles said...

I think that rose is going to be the focal point! It's coming along really beautifully and I KNOW it takes a long time to stitch all that detached buttonhole...can't wait to see it finished.

Friday, December 05, 2008  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

well, (since I know the design) it won't be THE focal point of the work.

I've got two wacking great pearl/goldwork flowers near the middle, and the goldwork bird in the middle,

and a semi-detached work tulip and tulip leaves up the other end of the sampler

but it will definitely stick out (haha) for this end of the sampler!

Saturday, December 06, 2008  
Blogger JoWynn Johns said...

Remember where you put it. This is too good to lose.

Sunday, December 07, 2008  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

Thanks JoWynn

Sunday, December 07, 2008  

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