The last bit of silk embroidery on the Mission Rose project is finished!
At least, I think that’s the last bit… I may do some silk embroidery in the corners of the design, but that’s yet to be decided. I have some other ideas stewing for those corners.
Despite all the hemming and hawing I did over this bud, I finally did finish it, and you know what? It’s not as bad as I thought it would be. I’ve grown somewhat fond of the little thing.
Here’s the bud, close up. I worked the body of the bud in long and short stitch, in two shades – the dark red under the petal turnover and the rest in the bright red. The tip of the bud is worked in bright red, with a few dark red stitches sketched in where the inner petals overlap.
The petal turnovers are embroidered exactly as the petal turnovers on the rose – in very padded satin stitch. The turnover on the left was stitched first.
The leafy bit under the bud – the sepals – are embroidered in long and short stitch in the same three greens used on the large leaves down below.
Progress thus far! What think ye? Be honest! Like it, hate it, wonder about it? Did you raise two eyebrows? one eyebrow? or frown when you saw it? Have your say below!
Next up is experimental. I’ll be experimenting, and if the experiments work, I’ll show them to you. And if they don’t work… I’ll probably still show them to you.
Onwards and upwards!
If you’d like to read the backstory and follow along with the development of the Mission Rose project, you’ll find all the articles in this series listed in chronological order in the Mission Rose Project Index.