Tuesday, August 22
I'm having trouble keeping up with Sharons 100 details in 100 days, so I thought I would just post something when I can.
I have been asked a few times how I do my Fargo Roses also known as a French Knot Rose...
I love the Fargo Rose and use it a lot in my Cq's..It's great for seam treatments, you can add it to any stitch combination, and also makes beautiful little flower sprays and my favourite the Topiary Tree..
The Fargo rose is so pretty and easy to do...
I find that 4mm ribbon works the best for the rose....Come up from the back with 4mm ribbon threaded on a chenille needle..Secure ribbon tail at back..
About 1 inch or so up from fabric...Do a one wrap around the needle with the ribbon as you would for a French knot.
Then do a running stitch back down the ribbon to the fabric... Go through to the back next to where you came up from and gently pull through tightly...
The knot will form the centre of the flower and the running stitch will
form the petals...Secure at back..
The topiary tree is just a group of Fargo Roses worked in a circle, stem stitch in a trunk...I like to do a twisted tree trunk.
A little pot worked in with gold floss..Make up your own design for the pot.
A pretty bow under the ball of roses..and soften it up with a few detached lazy daisy leaves
I hope you can understand this...Have fun doing the rose.
Posted by Julia at 7:38 AM