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A rose by any other name...
A simple a quick embroidery stitch that adds perfect detail and texture to your projects.

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You Will Need

embriodery threads
needle
small sharp scissors
fabric
embroidery hoop
pencil, pen or wash-away marker
  • How to embroider . Hand Embroidered Woven Wheel Rose  - Step 1
    Step 1

    You will need;

    Embroidery threads in colours of your choice - I've gone for dusky pinks and scarlet red.
    Embroidery needle
    Small, sharp scissors
    Fabric to work on
    An embroidery hoop - this is optional but you get a better result working on taught fabric
    Pencil, pen or wash-away marker for placing where you want your design to go.

  • How to embroider . Hand Embroidered Woven Wheel Rose  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Start by drawing where you want to embroider your woven rose's.
    I'm using a wash away embroidery maker and have roughly sketched out where I want my roses to be on my piece.

    The marker pen washes away when wet.

  • How to embroider . Hand Embroidered Woven Wheel Rose  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Preparing your threads.

    Embroidery threads are most often made up of 6 strands. Normally you will separate these strands into two sections of 3 threads each but you don't have to!

    For this tutorial, I am using all 6 threads

    Thread your needle and tie a small knot in the tail end of your thread. This stops it being pulled all the way through your fabric with your first stitch.

  • How to embroider . Hand Embroidered Woven Wheel Rose  - Step 4
    Step 4

    First, mark out a set of spokes for your rose, you can do as many or few spokes as you like but they must be an odd number, so 3, 5, 7, 9 etc.

    They all need to be roughly the same length and start from the centre.

  • How to embroider . Hand Embroidered Woven Wheel Rose  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Stitch the spokes. for the purpose of this tutorial I am using a different colour thread to the colour of my rose - you can use a different colour or the same colour.

  • How to embroider . Hand Embroidered Woven Wheel Rose  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Coming up from the back of your work, bring your need through the centre of the spokes to start your rose.

  • Step 7

    Weave your needle under and over the spokes.

  • How to embroider . Hand Embroidered Woven Wheel Rose  - Step 8
    Step 8

    Alternate going under, over, under over, round and round.

  • How to embroider . Hand Embroidered Woven Wheel Rose  - Step 9
    Step 9

    Keep going! Filling up the spokes with under and over weaving to fill out your rose.

  • How to embroider . Hand Embroidered Woven Wheel Rose  - Step 10
    Step 10

    When you've filled the spokes as much as you want, push your needle from the front of your work to the back and knot off your thread to secure it.

  • How to embroider . Hand Embroidered Woven Wheel Rose  - Step 11
    Step 11

    You can now add more roses if you like!

  • How to embroider . Hand Embroidered Woven Wheel Rose  - Step 12
    Step 12

    And finish off with some leaves.

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