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How to make a lovely little rose tree- a free tutorial

 

Hi everybody, nearly Christmas time and I hope you will be able to take a break and spend time with friends and family at this special time of the year.

 

I am writing this tutorial for those who are taking some me-time to embroider something pretty! Hopefully, many of you will, it’s good to spend time with needle and thread, it’s peaceful and such good therapy. 

 

So I thought that a pretty little rose tree would fit the bill  

 

 

 How to make a lovely little rose tree- a free tutorial

 

how-to-make

 

 

 

For this project, you will need to use the following as a guideline as this is what I used and what is packed in the kit. 

 

 

 kit-rose tree

 

 

However, you are most welcome to use your own embroidery supplies and follow the online tutorial below.

 

If you prefer to work on the colour panel then you can buy the lovely kit here which includes:

The linen panel with the image printed in full colour – another linen panel for you to make a separate little pot, or use the panel to make a second design for someone special. There are more than enough ribbons and threads to make two designs. -

6 packets of silk ribbon: 2mm no. 73/96, 33 or 16 or 132, 35 or 19 or 25, 41 or 42, 4mm no. 114 and 127 or 2 packs of 114 or 2 packs of 127.

9 different Threads: Metallic thread: White. DMC Variations 6-strand: 4145 (autumn) and 4045 (green), DMC 6-strand: 3852 (golden yellow), 3013 (green), Maxi Mouline 6-strand: 404 (pink), 938 (brown), 235 (red) a card of brown cotton (2 or 3 metres) for the supporting rod of the rose tree.

A ball of toy filling (white) for Trapunto and a piece of brown fibre to fill the pot, Needles (embroidery size 9 or 10 and chenille size 20 or 22) Backing fabrics same size as linen panel x 2 – one to back your embroidery and another for Trapunto after embroidery is done.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Line drawing see the link below and download

 

 

 

For those using their own supplies, here is the line drawing to download and to trace onto cotton or linen (or any fabric of your choice).

pdf Free Downloads - How to make a lovely little rose tree-line drawing (663.63 kB)

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the instructions I have written and saved as a PDF for you to download…

 

pdf Free Downloads - Instruction sheet - how to make a lovely rose tree (1.07 MB)

 

and the Trapunto notes are here…

 

pdf Free Downloads - Instruction sheet-Trapunto & Stitches (727.2 kB)

 

 

I will also post some step-by-step photos below. These will serve as a useful guide. You can enlarge the pictures to see close-up detail. Remember to refer to the PDF (see link above) that you must download and save. Have fun!

 

 

STEP1

Place design in a hoop…

 

 

STEP2

Make the supporting rod or pole for the rose tree…

 

 

STEP3

Make the rose stem and branches…

 

 

STEP4

Form the ties for the stem and rod and make more branches…

 

 

STEP5

Make the spokes for the spider-web roses. Refer to the instruction sheet.

 

 

STEP6

Make the lavender stems

 

 

 

STEP7

Complete the spokes for all the spider-web roses…

 

 

STEP8

Make the spider-web roses and the buds. Refer to the instruction sheet.

 

 

STEP9

Cut out the pot from the panel provided in the kit, or trace a pot onto a suitable fabric using the line drawing. Cut out leaving a seam as shown on the instruction sheet.

 

 

STEP10

The pot is the same size as the one on your design. Place the pot aside to use later.

 

 

STEP11

Complete the roses and buds…

 

 

STEP12

Make the yellow stamens…

 

 

STEP13

Make the grass and bushes in the background…

 

 

STEP14

Use 1 strand of thread for the dainty branches…

 

 

STEP15

As shown on the instruction sheet, fill in the grass and details in the background…

 

 

STEP16

More close-up detail. Refer to the instruction sheet.

 

 

STEP17

Make the ground in the pot…

 

 

STEP18

Start to make the lavender. Remember to refer to the instruction sheet.

 

 

STEP19

The lavender flowers and leaves…

 

 

STEP20

Add the yellow detail…

 

 

STEP21

Secure the pot that you prepared earlier. Fill it with brown woolly fibre or use a similar kind of filling, make the red flowers and make the leaves for the pink flowers. Refer to the instruction sheet.

 

 

STEP22

Make pink flowers…

 

 

STEP23

Looking good! Have you enjoyed yourself so far?

 

 

STEP24

Add the brown centres for the red flowers, make more lavender leaves that overlap the rim of the pot. Refer to the instruction sheet.

 

 

STEP25

See how the leaves are made by stitching into the pot before taking the needle to the back?

 

 

STEP26

To fill out the roses, you can add another layer of fabric and trapunto the back to lift the section up from the surface. This gives a lovely rounded effect and balances out the stumpwork pot. Refer to the instruction sheet.

 

 

STEP27

The back of the work. Refer to the instruction sheet.

 

 

STEP28

The completed piece. Cute!

 

I turned mine into a herb cushion. You can fill it with scented rose petals or lavender or whatever you feel like, or use the normal cushion filling to make a lovely little cushion for someone special. Or turn it into hoop art 

 

 

STEP29

 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

 

Here are the stitches you will refer to as you work.

 

pdf Free Downloads - STITCHES-PAGE 1 (974.46 kB)

 

pdf Free Downloads - STITCHES-PAGE 2 (1.23 MB)

 

pdf Free Downloads - STITCHES-PAGE 3 (988.52 kB)

 

pdf Free Downloads - STITCHES-PAGE 4 (1008.24 kB)

 

Until next time, have fun! Would love to hear from you.

Love

Di

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