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    A French gentleman's Jacobite Rosette

    My dear friend André Philippe (Rollo) often pointed out to me that I should wear a white rosette.

    So I've looked up all the rosettes I could possibly find in my library and I made up my own.

    No , Lady Chrystel didn't even touched thread nor needle this time ! It was all my doing.

    Needless to say I'm rather proud to present this rather intricate “Jacobite” rosette, a combination of different size ribbons and lace.

    I wanted to add a touch of gold to it:

    “(quote)...and the centre (which should be a little raised or puffed) should be tied about with golden thread.”
    The Hon. Stuart Ruaidri Erskine The kilt and how to wear it 1901

    So I sewed a golden miniature brooch into it create the sought after stamen effect.

    Here are shots of the different steps. Keep in mind : If I can do it ANYBODY can...






    I used a little cushion to pin down the ribbon. Really helps.






    So this was the first step. In the second one, I sewed a piece of lace around it.







    This being done, go to the third step :



    Then the fourth : a small lace rosette that will become the heart of the rose.

    Last edited by Ancienne Alliance; 10th January 10 at 08:22 AM.

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    You now have all the items that are to be sewed together.



    The final step :



    The final result :







    Best,

    Robert

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    Thanks, Robert. That is a very nice cockade.

    But now I have something else I have to do!
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    Robert,

    Facinating to watch the pieces being made and the final product is superb!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Tom

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    What was I saying in your other post about style, Robert? As usual, superb!! I like it. This prompts me to start a new thread about Rosettes...because I don't want to thread-jack here....
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    Very nice Robert.

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    Very, very nice. Longhunter74 I think a thread about rosettes would be great. Please do start one.

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    Very nice. Now I have another project, too.

    Dan

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    OMG! That's beautiful. See private message.
    Victoria

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    That is probably the fanciest rosette I have ever seen!

    You French have such a flair.

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