Our FSL Bowls are embroidered in the same way as ornaments. So please read the General Guidelines first.
Some points to remember from the General Guidelines:
Use Vilene water soluble stabilizer;
Use the same thread for the upper and bobbin to get two-sided embroidery.
DO NOT embroider several designs in one hoop.
These are the instructions on how to make the Rose Tapestry Bowl and Doily Set from our catalog. Along with the embroidery files, you will get the color card, which will help you to select the threads, and also sort out the many parts of the design.
Step One: To make a bowl, you'll have to embroider six panels and the hexagon as a bottom. The bowl panel is the one in the upper right corner of the picture. The bowl bottom is in the lower right corner of the picture.
Use 2 layers of Vilene-type water-soluble stabilizer; use the same thread for both the needle and bobbin to get 2-sided embroidery. The roses are in the cross-stitch technique, and there will be jump stitches. After finishing the embroidery, trim all the jumps.
Rinse the stabilizer and leave to air dry.
Step Two: Press all parts with steam and sew them together with invisible thread. Read instructions on how to do this in our Guide to Assembling a Freestanding Bowl.
Step Three: To make a doily, you'll have to embroider eight doily panels and the octagon as the center part. The doily panel is in the upper left corner. The doily's center is in the lower left corner. For the doily, you can use white bobbin thread as it doesn't have to be 2-sided.
Trim the jump stitches, rinse the stabilizer and leave to air dry. Press with steam and stitch the parts together using invisible thread.
The two parts in the second row on the picture are coasters. You can make them both or choose either of them.
Four square coasters can be arranged in another type of doily. The hexagon can also be used as a coaster, as seen on the photo below.
Seven of the hexagons can be arranged in yet another doily.
We hope that you like our rose tapestry bowl and the many possibilities it offers. Enjoy!