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Blog > 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). [download id="209"]           Here are the instructions I have written and saved as a PDF for you to download...   [download id="210"]   and the Trapunto notes are here...   [download id="211"]     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.   STITCHES-PAGE 1   STITCHES-PAGE 2   STITCHES-PAGE 3   STITCHES-PAGE 4   Until next time, have fun! Would love to hear from you. Love Di love  
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