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Monday, May 12, 2008

My First Needle Roll

It was the first time for me to make a Needle Roll, as I have been joining in "Monthly Finishing Challenge", and I had a very beautiful chart which Cindy has gave me last year, so I have tried to make one as April challenge!

Here it is, my first Needle Roll...


Actually I didn't even know how to do hemstitch, and as I started to stitch this from the end of April, I had no time to search and find about how to do hemstitch.
That's why I have done button hole stitch instead of it and added picots around the edge.

Here is the whole design. There are some specialty stitches and added many beads in this design.
This is a very beautiful design, isn't it!
I always hesitated to add many beads on stitched piece, but it actually didn't so difficult this time.


Here is a close up photo of spider web roses and beads parts.
It's hard to see in the photo, but there are lattice around the each blue beads in white thread with back stitch.
I love this roses' colour, and I'm glad that the pink beads match well with this thread colour, even though it didn't my intention to colour match!


I thought this design would be difficult for me, but it was very fun to stitch along!
I really enjoyed this, although I still need to learn how to do hemstitch! :D

Thank you Cindy for giving me such a beautiful chart!
May challenge for Montly Finishing Challenge is "Biscornu", and it will be also my first challenge!
At the moment, I have no time to stitch Biscornu, but I'm going to try it later this month!





Design : Five Roses Needle Roll © M Designs
Fabric : 32ct Belfast Linen (Cream / Ivory)
Threads : DMC + Beads
Finished as : Needle Roll

25 comments:

xstitch.nl said...

Congratulations on such a gorgeous first needleroll!! It really does look stunning!

Lillie said...

That is a fabulous needleroll and a first for you? WoW! Yuko, its very well done! Congrads.

angie said...

It's fantastic! The design is very nice and your needleroll is perfectly done!

Carol R said...

That's a really pretty needleroll - unbelievable it was a first time for you. Well done Yuko

Sally said...

Your needleroll is beautiful Yuko:)

Cindy said...

Congratulations on completing your first needleroll! Your stitching and finishing is absolutely beautiful :)

Coco said...

I love it ! Very beautiful :-)

Nancy said...

Yuko this is so beautiful! Your spider roses are amazing they are so pretty, and I love the beads. You would not know this is your first needleroll because it is finished so beatifully!

Paisley said...

Very pretty needleroll! You did a beautiful job with your stitching and finishing!

Annie said...

What a beautiful piece. Those roses are just perfect and I love your the way your hem stitching looks too.

Susimac said...

Its gorgeous Yuko, I love your roses and its a truely wonderful first needleroll finish.

Andrea said...

Beautiful needle roll. So neat too.

flom said...

bravo!!!!
your needleroll is beautifull
I love it
a bientôt
flo
http://mes-petites-lubies.over-blog.com/

Anne said...

what a beautiful needleroll! I love the design and the soft colors, congratulation!!!

Irene said...

Lovely needlroll, looks elegant.

samplerlover said...

Hi Yuko, what a stunning needleroll. Great job for your first attempt. - Sandra.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Congratulations on finishing the first needleroll. The design is very pretty and you've done a great job on specialty stitches and beads. I love it!

Joei said...

Well done Yuko. It just doesn't look like it's you're first NR ever. Beautifully done!

petitescroixetbidouilles said...

It's your first needleroll, isn't it ? it's absolutly gorgeous. Congrats.

XXXDomy

Pumpkin said...

This may have been your first attempt at a needleroll but you did a fantastic job Yuko! I LOVE the Spider Web roses :o)

Garden Girl said...

This is incredible, Yuko! It is hard to believe this is your first needleroll. I just love those spider-web roses ~ along with the beads, they give the whole piece such a beautiful texture, and the colors couldn't be more perfect. Congratulations!

valerie said...

Wow Yuko, it's a lovely needleroll. I absolutely love those roses...I must learn how to do that. I like checking in on your blog to see your lovely finsihes. I find them inspiring.

Von said...

Yuko, it's hard to believe that this is your first needleroll - it's simply superb! :D

Jane said...

Yuko, you've done such a lovely job of your first needleroll. Your photos are truly beautiful and your blog's a pleasure to look at!

tkdchick said...

What a gorgeous needleroll!