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.
Embroidered using Dinky Dyes 7 mm. Strawberry Ice.
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 completedflower. 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.