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The Pearl Rose

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19 March 2009

The Pearl Rose

This appeared on a glove in “Fashion in Detail 1700-1800”
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I had more photos, but they’ve disappeared from my camera (!)
A base of white felt, with 5 x 45 degree triangles cut out of the edge so the green silk can lie flat between each of the petals.
Outlining in Grecian Twist
(described by Tanya Berlin here : http://www.berlinembroidery.com/goldworkthreads1.htm#grecian
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I was surprised at the small amount of difference between the fine and medium Grecian twists. The fine twist is used in the “inner” flower.
I learnt how to handle Grecian Twist from Country Bumpkin A-Z. It’s easy.
I will need to do a raised centre of some sort, since it didn’t exactly end up circular.
I’m just starting to add pearls. I’m simply sewing through each pearl twice using a bead needle and thread.

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3 Comments:

Blogger MargB said...

this one is special!

Thursday, March 19, 2009  
Blogger JoWynn Johns said...

O-o-o-o-o-o! I'm envious of you working with such sumptuous materials while I plod away trying to get straight lines of whatever detached stitch I'm trying to learn. This motif is going to be over-the-top splendid.

Friday, March 20, 2009  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

Actually, sewing in pearls and purls isn't that exciting. But I'm looking forward to it being finished

Friday, March 20, 2009  

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