Plantagenet Wreath – stitching the roses

Still slow progress on the roses, though I am getting there.  In the mean time, here’s a closer look at stitching one individual rose.

The shading is already done, of course, so here I’m just filling in the rest with the off-white.

This is one of the larger roses, so there’s a bit more stitching involved to fill it all in but the principle is the same for both. Firstly, I did all the rose petal ‘lips’, the bits that fold over at the top:

Before starting on the rest of the petals, I make life a bit easier for myself by putting in stitches to show where each petal starts and finishes:

I then went right round the rose adding a layer of long and short stitches:

And then round a second time, filling in the rest:

One more rose finished!  Still quite a few to go though…

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