Ok...confession time...there is something about stitching vintage style roses I LOVE.
Yes, I love Satin stitch, yes I love choosing the colours, and yes I LOVE the kitschy outcome. Give me vintage stylee roses any day.
So on the off chance you too have a penchant for these little beauties I thought I'd create a video tutorial showing how to create one yourself.
There is no great mystery to embroidering these roses really, it's all created through simple Satin stitch. However some people do get tripped up by using the direction of the stitches to enhance the design, and navigating curves can also flummox the stitcher. If you watch the video you'll find a few tips on how I work out the direction and keep myself right!
This video also films the full rose being stitched in roughly 4 mins as opposed to the 3+ hours it actually took (I was like a little kid at this part..modern technology is so clever ..and FUN!) So if you have no problems embroidering roses why not simply fast forward to 10 mins and enjoy some speedy stitchery accompanied with the quirky sweet tunes of The Wiggly Tendrils.
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