Mountmellick Embroidery: Dog roseSeptember 22, 2007 at 5:22 pm | Posted in Embroidery | 4 Comments
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I finished up the second design from the Mountmellick embroidery sampler in Pat Trott’s Mountmellick Embroidery. This little dog rose is done on the same fabric as the last one, but using perle cotton instead of the Coton à broder I used for the grapes. I wanted to see if I like the look of the padded satin stitch better with this shinier, softer thread. Here’s the result:
The most fun feature of this rose are the leaves worked in buttonhole stitch. They give the appearance of a veined leaf without much effort. And I have to say that I really like the look of the satin stitch in this one. Here’s the same stitch in the two different yarns for comparison:
I think the difference is pretty clear to see. The softer yarn really makes a difference here. While I like the look of the coton à broder for the other stitches, I won’t use it for projects that involve satin stitch.