Tuesday, March 20, 2012

BAS - Week 82 - Rambler Rose with Tutorial

For the next Build a Seam (BAS) Challenge, I have chosen the Rambler Rose.  From the references I have been able to find, this appears to be an old stitch - I cannot find any current tutorials for it so I am including one here.  I apologize for the gold metallic on white - it makes it difficult to see but it is my current project so there you have it - killing two birds with one stone again.
Begin by making three or four loose straight stitches for the center of the rose. 



Work your way around and around the center, using outline stitch.  Make the stitches closer to the center loose so the work will stand up, then draw stitches tighter as you work you way toward the outside edge of the rose.



These are the roses you end up with.  Mine are far from perfect since this is a first attempt at them but I think I will be using them again.  It's always nice to add another way of doing roses!

3 comments:

Juli said...

For the first middle stitches, are they straight stitches or lazy daisy? Depending on how I look at it, it looks like it could be either.

Quayceetatter said...

Thanks for the tut on another way of making roses!!!
Linda in NM

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Thanks for letting me know I missed that info, Juli. They are straight stitches and I have amended the post now so hopefully it will be clearer now to anyone trying to make them.