I've been playing around with roses!! Roses with chain stitch, roses with stem stitch and roses with blanket stitch - all methods are very simple and could be used for enhancing the beauty of your work. The idea came from here .
Here is a step by step of one method.
Roses with Chain stitch:
Step 1 : Come up at a point A
Step 2 : Go down at point B,close to A .Don't pull the thread tight,form a small loop. See the pic below.
Step 4 : Make a small back stitch near D to tack down the loops.You'll be coming up near the point A.Step 5: Stitch around the loops with small chain stitches. The stitches should NOT be pulled tight.Leave them a little loose.
Here's the completed rose.
Touched up with green;)
Roses with stem stitch : Rose Stitch
Repeat the first 4 steps and stitch around the loops with loose stem stitches.Voila!! you've a pretty little rose!!!
Rose with blanket stitch :
You can find the tutorial for the blanket stitched rose here
Finally, a word about the Brazilian embroidery course :
The online Brazilian embroidery course which I run uses the above method (photo tutorial) to explain individual stitches. The stitches taught in the course are the very basic beginner stitches. The BDEIG site does provide the free instructions for learning these -My course would be helpful to those who need a little more help in executing those instructions . If you are interested, email me for the course contents and the fee.
That's it for the time being.
Hope you'll enjoy stitching the roses as much I did.
Love,luck and sunshine,