Spring 2024: Google ended its email subscription service in 2021. I believe I've found a replacement, but haven't had time to test it. I have been stitching a little bit here and there and have some posts ready for when the email subscription is active again. Fingers crossed, I'll have time to rouse this blog out of its dormancy sometime this year.

05 May 2017

Burr Iceberg Rosebud Complete

After some fussing with the final shading and shadows the Burgundy Iceberg Rosebud (designed by Trish Burr) is complete (and no whiteout in sight).

When we last saw the rosebud only the main flower petal had yet to be stitched. That was completed and this time I did the bottom 'glow' to my satisfaction on the first try.

Nearly complete threadpainted project 'Iceburg Rosebud' designed by Trish Burr

I didn't like the way the two forward petals had no separation; they needed some sort of shadow line between them.

I also still had to do the shadowing on the furthest back petal. I waited to do that at the end on purpose even though it would have been easier to stitch before the middle petal went in. I like doing shadows at the end whenever possible and I figured I could slide the shadow lines in without too much problem if I worked slowly and carefully.

First up, though, was tackling the separation between the two front petals. I ended up slipping in a couple stitches of darker shades as I went down the petal in order to create some contrast. Once the dividing line was complete I put in the shadows on the back petal.

Increased contrast between the petals on the thread painted rosebud (designed by Trish Burr)

The bud at extreme close-up. Almost done...

Closeup of thread painted rosebud (design by Trish Burr)

The final touches were the thorns on the stem and that completed the rose. The photos of the rose are a bit misleading. They are all larger than the actual piece which is only 3" (~7.6 cm) high.

Completed thread painted iceburg rosebud (design by Trish Burr)

It was a lovely project as I would expect from a Trish Burr design. I think the sepals are still my favourite part.

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