Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ribbon Stitch, Daisy, Examples

Daisy Ring - Ribbon Stitch

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.

Carol Daisy

1 comment:

  1. Hellow Carl Daisy
    I'm starting to learn silk ribbon embroidery
    and I thank God for let me found your blogspot. Thankyou for share all your knowledge and experience in this labour with all of us. God bless you.
    Carmen Pinto (from Lima-PerĂº)