Saturday, June 27, 2015

Dimensional Rose Ornament

Finished the rose design as an ornament, although it didn't turn out quite the way I envisioned. I was planning on using wrapped beads, which would look better, but the ones I have are too small to be wrapped completely, hence the substitution. I added the wording to make it look Christmas-y.
Consider I made it from stash, it wasn't too bad - especially since I'm sure I don't have as much stash as some people...


  1. I'm not familiar with Brazilian embroidery so it was interesting to see this come together. The bullions on the rose are very effective. Nice work.

    1. Brazilian embroidery emphasizes bullion knots, so it's a great way for me to practice. I don't do Brazilian though, as I find using shiny slippery rayon threads for the entire piece too distracting. I also "cheated" - instead of padding with bullion knots, I used couched cotton threads a la Japanese embroidery - they turn out looking the same. Thanks for visiting.