Tudor Rose Turned Into a Panel

Tudor Rose Finished

Tudor Rose (Finally) Finished

At long last I got a chance to finish up and turn the Tudor Rose into a little mounted panel. I got a local framing shop to cut me two pieces of acid free mount board, and mounted it over one of them, with a little padding to bring it to life. Then I covered the other (also with wadding) with some upholstery fabric that happened to be  to hand, and overstitched the two boards together.

View Of Edges

View Of Edges

I covered the overstitching with a ribbon trim left over from when I finally mounted Christus Natus Est (whoo-hoo, some stash busting achieved!) and then, at some length and not without difficulty, attached a fine kumihimo cord around the front edge of the panel to frame it nicely.


It will go in that famed (and so far, still mythological) Winter Decoration Corner that I keep on talking about – when I finally create it.


  1. Sue Jones says:

    Doesn’t that look good! I am highly impressed with your very, very even kumihimo.

  2. Lady Fi says:

    REally nice work.

  3. Penny says:

    An absolutely beautiful piece — perfect for your ‘corner-to-be!

  4. karen says:

    the braid is perfect here….

  5. I immediately clicked on the photo to enlarge it to have a closer look at your beautiful stitching! It looks really good made up into a panel. Isn’t it a good feeling to finish a project!

  6. Jules says:

    Fabulous work. The braid looks super. Happy Project completion!

  7. Carolyn says:

    Oh that cord is to die for and I love your finished piece.

  8. wendy says:

    It looks great, the kumihimo cord reallyvsets it off

  9. Janice says:

    The colours come together beautifully. I remember you making the cord. It looks beautiful.

  10. Ann says:

    What a wonderful way to finish this design! It’s a beautiful design and your embroidery–as always–is exquisite.

  11. Jillayne says:

    Really lovely Rachel – and so beautifully finished.

  12. Terrie says:

    Very beautiful work looks like treasure.

  13. sheryl says:

    Just found your blog and beautiful stitching. The Tudor Rose panel is exquisite

  14. jenclair says:

    Beautiful, Rachel. I love images of the Tudor Rose, and the way you have it mounted is perfect!