Saturday, December 08, 2007

Sweetheart Rose Video Tutorial

Sweetheart Rose Tutorial & Tips
Also known as the combination Colonial Knot Running Stitch Rose or Fargo Rose.
  1. My hand positioning is what works for me, it may not work for everyone so try out different things and find what works for you.
  2. Keep practicing, at first it can feel "all thumbs" but after doing so many you get a feel for how to do them.
  3. Be careful not to stab yourself, go slowly and gently, if you start to get frustrated take a break and come back to it later.
  4. If you have trouble learning with 4mm silk ribbon try using 7mm, the running stitches will be a little further apart and it might seem easier to handle.
You can also veiw the Sweetheart Rose Tutorial on YouTube


Anonymous said...

Great tutorial, thanks!

Gail said...

Thank you for the tutorial, I have not done this rose before, so I will be giving it a go.

PAULE said...

Great video and your work is so lovely... Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

first Its a great site. Very informative. Thanks.
I am having difficulty in pulling the ribbon through the fabric and I use a satin ribbon. any Comment on that. my mail is

Melissa said...

I have not used satin ribbon for this rose, I would think it would be too difficult since satin ribbon is a lot thicker than silk ribbon and it's a combination stitch of a knot and running stitches back on the ribbon to form the rose. My suggestion would be to find a source to buy silk ribbon from.

Anonymous said...

Honey Bee
I have just been introduced to your site and tutorials via silkribbon embroidery group. I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to make these. It is so kind and generous of you. They afre one of the greatest things tha tI have found on the internet

Quilting Suzie Q said...

Honey Bee,
I love your site and your tutorials videos. I think you are a blessing to those of us who have found the love of embroidery. God Bless and thank you.

Lily said...

Melissa, thank you for great tutorials :)

I have a question: is it possible to make such rose with 2mm ribbon?

In general, it seems like a lot of tension/pressure on such a fine ribbon, or perhaps silk isn't as fragile as it seems and can handle it?

thank you :)

Melissa said...

I think I have done it in 2mm, but I can't remember for sure since I don't work in that size very often. I especially love making tiny leaves in ribbon stitch in 2mm.
I would suggest trying it out, you might need to use a size smaller needle. Experiment on a scrap fabric and see if you can make it work. Also consider that it's half the width of the 4mm so all the ratios will be smaller for it in 2mm.
Let me know what you you got me curious to try it out too. :)

Lily said...

Thanks for replying :)
Yes, I'll need a very fine needle. I'm pondering over a project that will include small flowers... when it will materialize I'm not sure... You will probably try it sooner than I :)

(I just bought silk ribbons online, for the first time - there was a discount on 2mm, the size which is almost impossible to find now... But I decided they'll work for me just fine because the smaller things are the better I like them :) Same goes for tiny flowers :) I got some 4mm too though.)