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Monday, August 31, 2009

Viola in Silk Ribbon Embroidery

As I promised in my earlier posting of Pansies in SRE,
this is my version of a Viola flower.
Please keep in mind that I have worked this in 

7 mm. ribbons to make it easier to see on your monitors.
I feel these would be so much more delicate and 
effective in a 4 mm. ribbon.

For the purpose of stitching this flower I have marked out a circle with a diameter of 20 mm.

Step 1: Three Ribbon Stitches in Purple.1 st. - 1 o'clock
2 nd. - 11 o'clock3 rd. - 10 o'clock slightly overlapping the previous one.
Keep the Ribbon Stitches as rounded at the tips as possible, shaping them around your fingernail.

Step 2: Complete Two Ribbon Stitches in Cream, with the tip of the petal just outside the marked circle.1 st. - Between 2 and 3 o'clock2 nd. - Between 9 and 10 o'clock.
Change over to Lemon Ribbon
3 rd. - 5 o'clock4 th. - 7 o'clock. Making these slightly longer than the previous two.

With a single strand of black embroidery thread , make small straight stitches from the centre of the flower.Next with cream or lemon 7 mm. place a single wrap French Knot in the centre.

Leaves are longer and narrower ( than the pansies ) in 7 mm. Green in Ribbon Stitch.
Bud - 1 Ribbon Stitch downwards,Sepals 4 mm Green Ribbon Stitch, through the bud and angling out.
Lastly twist the ribbon and take it down as a straight stitch behind
the flower petals. Or use
the other option of stem stich in a matching green thread.

Should you wish to try this flower in 4 mm. ribbons try a circle with a diameter of 10 mm.

Carol Daisy

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