In my earlier posting, the photo instructions
were mainly focused on Lazy Daisy Stitch.
So I thought you might like to see a more
detailed tutorial in Silk Ribbon.
Satin - n - Cream Quilt Kit
Detached Chain Flower spray to adorn a Satin Baby Quilt.
Could also be added to any Bridal Accessories.
Detached Chain Stitch
is executed in much the same way as Lazy Daisy.
It is best if you only use between 2 and 4 mm
ribbons in this stitch.
The wider ones are more difficult to shape.
The material may be held in an Embroidery Hoop
or free in the hand.
Most of my students have found it easier to use the
hoop to begin with,
leaving both hands free to work the ribbon.
When using a hoop it is difficult to take the needle diagonally across the fabric.
The fabric being taut your fingers will suffer,
and I am sure you won't want to leave
blood stains on your work.
If doing this free hand take care that the fabric is not gathering as you stitch.
When using the ribbon I personally prefer the ribbon
to be flattened out and smooth.
This gives a fuller petal. Whereas if you leave it
with a twist then you get a thinner petal.
For an example here I have crossed the ribbon over
at the top and did not straighten out the ribbon.
Not the same desired effect, do you agree.
The length of your first petal will determine the size
of the completed flower. By having a longer petal,
in turn you need a greater number of petals to
fill the circle.
Place a finger into the loop before pulling it through
and straighten out the ribbon.
Take it a little slower than if you were working
with thread, and you will have more control over the shaping of the petal.
By taking the needle back through beyond the loop,
you will be making a slight tip to the petal.
I have only created six petals to this flower, it would
have been possible to add a seventh.
( with 4 mm. ribbon ).
Instead I have filled the space with a leaf in the same stitch. By placing it further down, and with the
addition of a pearl, the flower takes shape.
Link to the Free Design of This Design
Everything you will need to create your
first Silk Ribbon Embroidery.
In Embroidery Thread Stem Stitch the stalk of the
leaf and add Detached Chain Leaves.
Also can be used for buds as in the Rosebud Tutorial.
So many uses for this Stitch, you will see it
quite often in Silk Ribbon Embroidery.