These are instructions on how to embroider the Cutwork Rose Medallion Set. The Medallion set consists of 2 designs available in 2 sizes: for the large hoop (5" x 7" or 130 x 180 mm), and for the mega hoop (6" x 10" or 150 x 250mm).
Size: 129 x 171 mm
Stitches: 38 637
Size: 149 x 197 mm
Stitches: 44 314
Size: 129 x 173 mm
Stitches: 38 157
Size: 148 x 199 mm
Stitches: 46 471
You will need fabric, water soluble mesh and embroidery threads.
We recommend to use water-soluble mesh, such as Vilene. Vilene D0102 is a non woven dissolvable stabilizer which is imported into the US, is sold in large rolls and is sometimes repackaged under different brand names.
Some of these brand names are Fabri-Solvy by Sulky, Avalon Plus by Madeira, Wash-Away, and Aqua Magic.
40-weight embroidery polyester threads are preferred for the project.
Cotton thread is not suitable because the embroidery will be too bulky.
Rayon thread is softer and more sensitive to the chemicals in the water-soluble mesh. We do not like to use rayon thread for cutwork lace projects.
Please note: ALWAYS make a test stitch-out on scrap before you make a stitch-out on the real item.
Both designs are embroidered in the same way. You can embroider them on fabric as inserts or on water soluble mesh as freestanding pieces.
Step One: To embroider the design as an insert, hoop the fabric with a layer of water soluble mesh. Start embroidering. The first color will embroider an oval. The next color will embroider the outline of the rose.
Step Two: Take the hoop from the machine. With a pair of sharp scissors cut away the fabric in the places shown on the picture below - inside the oval and around the flower and its leaves.
Step Three: Return the hoop to the machine and finish embroidering.
Step Four: Wash away the stabilizer and leave to air dry. Press with steam if needed.
Step One: To embroider the design as an ornament, hoop 2 layers of watersoluble mesh. Start the machine. The first color will embroider the outline of the oval and stop.
Step Two: Cover the outline with a piece of fabric. Start the machine. It willl embroider the same outline over the fabric.
Step Three: Take the hoop from the machine. With a pair of sharp scissors, cut away the fabric outside the outline and inside the bow and basket as shown on the picture below.
Step Four: Return the hoop to the machine and finish embroidery.
Step Five: Wash away the stabilizer. Leave to air dry. Press with steam.