Monday, 20 June 2011

Floral Glove, Rose

The rose on the centre tab has three rows of petals, each in a different colour. I first stitched all of the outlines in backstitch (except the circle in the very centre) in the appropriate colour. All of the petals are worked in satin stitch but the stitches taper towards the centre so that they do not become over crowded. The technique is very similar to filling each petal with a single row on long and short stitch.

I first worked the central petals in white ...

© Thistle Threads/Carol-Anne Conway

... then the middle row in pink ...

© Thistle Threads/Carol-Anne Conway

... and finally the outer row in red. I did not take a picture of the completed outer row but at a later date I decided that I did not like any of the stitching on the rose, ripped it all out (except the backstitched outline) and redid it. I much prefer my second attempt.

© Thistle Threads/Carol-Anne Conway

Happy Stitching


Plays with Needles said...

It's a beautiful rose CA! PIcture perfect. And your one-point open space between colors is impressive.

Rachel said...

The one-thread gap is quite a challenge to maintain, but worth it, because it makes putting the gold outline easier!