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Thursday, 21 April 2016
Thank you very much for your comments in last post and at least 2 of you guessed right about the rose!
Thread is dmc size 80, white and green (col.num. 368). The finished rose measures half an inch in diameter.
Pattern is by Jeanne Lugert and can be found here:
The white thread was hidden in the last SR with Miranda's method of finishing with an SSSR (link is on the sidebar on the left under "Resources"), but blocked with the green tail.
I left a long green tail and passed it to the back side, inside the center of the rose. I started the motif below using that tail and another shuttle with green thread, that is the first round of the green motif that peeps out under the rose. It wasn't easy because of the 3D rose and the narrow space.
But the rose ended up off-center (Note that Mr. Meticulous was here again!).
So I had another go, but this time I started from the motif at the base:
That is a collage with both roses close together, in the right - with the bigger back motif - there is that one tatted with the original instructions. I think that it is better than the rose on the left:
I love this pattern!
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