No matter how hard I try I always pull my stitches too tightly in this type of embroidery and usually I put some sort of fine backing on the material. But this time I forgot and now I am paying for it ! Everything looks nice and smooth when it is in the hoop but once it comes out of the hoop there is plenty of puckering which doesn't seem to disappear with ironing. Hopefully the quilting might disguise some of the puckering.
The Double Rose
The Pink Rose