|Daisy Ring - Ribbon Stitch|
( Japanese Ribbon Stitch )
A basic stitch that enables you to create a wide variety of
flowers, leaves even insects.
Can be executed with ribbons from 2 mm up by adjusting
the size of the chenille needle to suit.
If needed using a water soluble marker create a inner circle and
out ring to assist with the needle placements.
Thread your needle, bring the needle
up to the front at the point of the first
stitch. Move the needle under the
ribbon to straighten as much as
Place the needle in the centre of the ribbon, at the length that you require your petal to be.
Pull the needle through slowly, I place my left ring finger on the ribbon at this time.
This helps to not pull too tight and enables you to stop
the length of ribbon twisting.
Should you want the petals to be rounded at the tip, use your
fingernail for shaping as you pull the ribbon through.
If a more pointed petal tip is needed, pull the needle and
ribbon to the right and away from the worked petal.
Continue around the full circle, placing a bead or french knots in the centre.
Notice the change once this is
Making a folded stitch, is a simple case of inserting the needle to the left or right edge
of the ribbon, thus it twists
a little as you pull it
The addition of buttons
and bee in Silk Ribbon.
in 4 mm.
Daisy Buds are a simple
cluster of Ribbon Stitch
and a grouping of
Ribbon Stitch in green
shaped as a bell.
Ribbon Stitch Hints and Variations
Moulding the shape of the petal:Rounded petals are achieved by holding the ribbon down with
your fingertip and shaping the ribbon outer edge around your nail
as you are pulling it through.
( Also prevents you from pulling too tight ).
Pointed petals- by holding the ribbon stitch firm with your finger, pull the ribbon
through and pull it to the right ( go gently until you get the required tip ).
Pulling the ribbon to the side or downwards a little will give it a small curl or place the needle through to one side of the ribbon will create a folded ribbon stitch.
Enjoy your time working with Silk Ribbon, but remember you are imitating nature, and even nature has imperfections in its work.