Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Leaves in Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Leaves an essential in SRE Embroidery.

There are many ways to create leaves.
These are just a few of the ones I have done.

Detached chain leaves with Stem Stitch.
The length of the tip is decided by where you
take the needle back through.

Detached Chain with a Bullion Wrap
Gives a more pointed leaf.

Bring ribbon through and take the needle back in
at the entry point and out again as shown.

Make sure the ribbon is flat. Make 1 or more wraps
around the needle.
Hold knots firm with a finger as you pull the ribbon
through. Take needle back through the fabric at the

Can also be used for flower petals such as Poinsietta
or Australian Flannel Flower. Any flower that has
a pronounced point.

Ribbon Stitch.

Use the stitches to form the shape of the Leaf.

Ribbon Stitch in Organza Ribbon.
Use thread to show the veins in the leaf.
Great for adding to Larger Folded Ribbon Roses.

This should give you a wider variety once added to
 the stitches already shown in the previous tutorials.

The other option is stitching in Embroidery Thread,
 we can delve into this at a later date.

Carol Daisy

1 comment:

  1. woowwww....very nice so creative, I am impressed