Tutorial - Snowdrops in Silk Ribbon Embroidery


Celebrated as a sign of spring, 
snowdrops can form impressive carpets of white.

Step 1:  Form the base of the bulb with stem stitch
as shown, allowing a few branches to base the 
flower heads.
I have used 2 threads of a deep green.

Step 2:  Create the flowers with downward
Ribbon Stitches in groups of 2 or 3
depending on how full you require each one.

Step 3:  Cover the tips of the flowers with
2 tiny ribbon stitches in a matching
green to the larger ribbon for the leaves.
Make sure you are hiding the area where 
the stem and flowers touch.
Note: Place a finger over the white ribbon
stitches as you are executing the green
to prevent it from pulling the flower stitches
as the needle is pulled through.

Step 4:   Add large base leaves in 7 mm Silk
Ribbon. For the longer ones you may need
to add a holding stitch in thread to hold in place.

Step 5: Using a single thread of the cotton
add small french knots at the point of the

Carol Daisy