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                        The Melanie Rose

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          The Melanie Rose     by Marie Alton 2001      

                                

The Melanie Rose 

The success of this stitch depends on maintaining a loose tension on the ribbon. Allow the center stitches to have extra fullness. Allow the Japanese stitches to roll at the edges. Leave generous loops on the Rolled Stem stitches. Begin with a 12" length of ribbon for smaller blooms, and 14" for larger blooms

7mm ribbon requires 20" - 24"respectively.

 

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Melanie Rose - Fig. 1


First Layer: 

Straight Stitches

Work 1 stitch at center, 3/8"for smaller bloom, or " for larger bloom . Work 2nd stitch 1/8" up from bottom, work left to right, taking ribbon down beside end of first. Work 3rd stitch opposite 2nd , right to left, with down point beside center

Melanie Rose - Fig. 2


Second Layer: 
Japanese Ribbon Stitches 
Work three stitches:


1st - at center - take needle down through the straight stitch, just below tip of the stitch.

2nd - bottom left to top right, going down parallel to end of 1st Japanese stitch.

3rd - bottom right to top left, end parallel to 1st

Melanie Rose - Fig. 3

Rolled Ribbon Stem Stitch - 1st row:

Bring ribbon up just left of the last stitch. Roll the needle between thumb and finger 3 times clockwise. Work 5 stem stitches as shown.

Melanie Rose - Fig. 4


Rolled Ribbon Stem Stitch - 2nd row:

Take ribbon up at way point of 1st Stem stitch, and work 4 stem stitches beneath 1st row as shown.

Melanie Rose - Fig. 5
Push the Rolled Stem stitches upward from base, and use blunt needle end to adjust inner stitches by lifting upward / outward.

Rose Base & Stem:
Work satin stitch in area shown. Work stem stitch (or whipped backstitch) along the line to be the stem.

Melanie Rose - Fig. 6
Sepals and Leaves:
Work Bullion Stitch at left, center, and right as shown. Work stem stitch for leaf stalks, and two straight stitches for each leaf stem. Work two bullion stitches for each leaf.

Marie Alton 2001

 




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