I am sharing the method I use for doing a cast on rose when doing embroidery. Usually I add the rose to something smocked, as it just add that special little touch. Learning the method can be trickie, so don't give up, just keep practicing.I am also sharing it for the students I will have, at the next meeting.
Cast on Rose
I have always loved cast on roses, when I purchased Petite Poche, a Wendy Schoen design, I needed to learn to make them. After trial and error, I found what worked, and would like to share that with you.
Bring the needle to the front of the fabric and take a 1/8' long horizontal stitch. Do not pull the needle through.
With palm facing you and the thread to the left, place the thread over your left index finger.
Rotate your hand towards you in a clockwise direction and loop the thread over your index finger. Slip the loop onto the needle and pull the stitch tight.
Work a total of 10 cast-on stitches onto the needle.
Holding the casts-on in your left hand, pull the needle through.
Anchor the sitch down in the fabric about 1/8" away from the original point.
Bring the needle to the front, emerging outward from one of the curved edges of the center row of petals.
To form the center of the flower, work a series of three petals, each interconnectiong the next.
To form the outer petals bring the needle to the front, emerging outward from one of the curved edges of the center row of petals.
Enter the fabric away from the original entry point, about 1/4" away.
Cast on 12 stitches. Hold the stitches in place and pull the needle through.
Anchor the stitch in the same manner as before.
Work the next petal beginning in the mid-section of the previous petal and extending the stitch about 3/16" away.
Stitch a spiral of petals radiating around the center of the flower. You should have about 5 petals total.
Tie off on back by sewing through the stitches on back.