On October 3rd 2013
Fold down one end of the ribbon diagonally so that a tail of approximately 2cm (1/4 in) extends below the edge. Tie a knot in your thread, roll the ribbon to form the centre of the rose and wrap the thread around the base to secure. Holding the ribbon at the bottom, continue rolling the rose until you are happy with the size and shape, constantly wrapping the base with your thread to keep the ribbon in place. Diagonally fold the ribbon back to form a 2cm (1/4 in) tail below the lower edge and then roll this folded end onto the rose. Wrap the thread tightly around the base as before and tie off. Trim the ribbon tails close to the base to prevent fraying.