Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Foxgloves in Silk Ribbon





Foxgloves - A Beautiful Majestic Flower.

I have used photos taken at the Carnival for inspiration,  as
where I live in the sub tropics they are never seen.

This ribbon has varying shades from soft pink to a crisp
white. Leaves are in 7 mm. Sullivans Moss. 
Because of the loose nature of this stitch, you will 
require approx. 60 cms. of  Silk Ribbon for each completed
flower.  I feel it is worth it though, don't you.


Step 1:   Embroidery thread to match the Green Ribbon,
             work a row of Stem Stitches for the stalk  approx. 7 cms.






















Step 2:   With the 7 mm. Pink Ribbon I have made each flower 
              head with a very loose French Knot, taking the 
              needle back through the ribbon at the base. 
              Taper the flower heads, starting with 4 at the base, then
              3, thinning out at the tip for the new buds. 
 
 



Step 3:    I have added Fly Stitches in the green thread, around the
              new buds to the stalk.
























Step 4:    Add French Knots ( 3 wraps ) in  Kreinik Metallic Thread
              in each flower head. ( Leave the smaller knots ) .

Step 5:    Leaves in Ribbon Stitch.

                                 




















Carol Daisy

9 comments:

  1. I can't wait to try one of these. I'm working on a reticule (a class at Quilt U) and I'm sorry I am almost done or I'd scrap some of the flowers I've done and substitute these. I'll just have to make something else. Great tutorial.

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  2. I think its wonderful....the work is great....How simply and very graceful manner ou create these lovely flowers....!!!
    Thanks for Sharing with us..i surely try these

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  3. wow, thank you so much for such a gorgeous pattern and for all the tutorials on your blog. I bought a silk ribbon embroidery kit but can't follow the instructions, so when I get a chance to get it out again, I'm coming back to your blog to see how to do it!

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  4. this is super cute madam!!!so nice....

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  5. This is really beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  6. Thank you for being so generous with your information. Truly exquisite.

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  7. This is very cute. Thank you for sharing!

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