I made this very small rose with the help of the techniques put forward in Jacqui Carey’s wonderful new book Elizabethan Stitches.
The 2-d petals are made using the method she describes as ‘Bordered Turns’ and the 3-d elements were constructed in the hand, as she suggests.
Because of these two major breakthroughs, I was able to connect the idea of ‘Bordered Turns’ with some images I had seen of very cute spiky rose leaves and realised that the one method, leads on very naturally, to the other.
This is a close up of one of the leaves…
More about that wonderful book next time…
My PDF file regarding Even Shaping of 3-d Corded Detached Buttonhole
Well, considering this amazing author has produced two books on this subject in such a short space of time I realised my long-discussed pdf file on DBH even-shaping really ought to be finished, so I prioritised it to the top of my to-do list, rather than somewhere down the middle after: jobs, dogs, family and homes.
So I am finally, very pleased to announce it is on sale at Esty and you can find it here:
Its 19 pages long and very reasonably priced. (I hope its not too technical, but you know what I’m like by now – lol!)
Thank you in advance to anyone who will eventually buy it.
And THANK YOU, Jacqui Carey, for making so many long-forgotten techniques come out into the light of day again !