Sunday, November 15, 2009

FREE SRE DESIGN - Ribbon Stitch Flowers

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Projects

  Ribbon Stitch Flowers with Buds

You will require:  2 Metres 7 mm. Dk Apricot Silk Ribbon
                           .5 Metre of  DMC Metallic Thread  or  substitute.
                           Small Butterfly Charm
                           Seed Beads
Step 1:  The Flowers are worked  first in 7 mm. using Ribbon
Stitch. in a clockwise manner.
Step 2:  With  1 strand of the metallic gold, small straight stitches
coming out from the centre of the flowers. Stitch 3 or 4 Seed
Beads into the centre.
Step 3:   Buds are in Ribbon Stitch also.
Step 4:   Stem Stitch from the Buds to the Flower Heads,
and one fly stitch around the base of the Bud.
Step 5:   Lazy Daisy leaves in metallic thread with some
scattered around the outside of the flower spray.
Step 6:   Stitch down the butterfly charm, with gold
Sewing thread.

Carol Daisy

FREE SRE DESIGN - Apricot Roses

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Projects

 Spider Web Roses in Apricot  

You will require: 1 Metre  Dark Apricot 4 mm. Silk Ribbon
                          1 Metre Pale Apricot  4 mm Silk Ribbon
                         .5 Metre Olive Green 4 mm. Silk Ribbon
                         .3 Metre Matching Green Embroidery Thread

Step 1: Create the Centre of the Spider Roses in Dk Apricot, then change to
the Paler colour.   Make sure you stay in sequence when changing ribbons.
Step 2:  The buds are Detached Chain Stitch, leaving a longer tip when
taking the needle back through.  This will be part of the rose tip.
Step 3:  Place a Y stitch around the base of the bud and continue on
with stem stitch across to the Full  Rose. Place 2 small straight stitches at the
tip of the rose bud in green thread.
Step 4:  Leaves are in  Ribbon Stitch.

Carol Daisy

FREE SRE DESIGN - Spider Web Roses

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Projects 

Spider Web Roses with Fern and Baby Breath.
Refer to this blog for Stitch Tutorial -
Spider Web Roses with French Knots.

Roses, Rosebuds and the Rose Leaves are in
4 mm. Silk Ribbon.

You will Require:  
 4 mm. in  4 Colour Tones  of Pink
.5 Mt. Cream Silk Ribbon 4 mm..( Baby's Breath )
.5 Mt. Green Silk Ribbon  4 mm. ( Leaves )
Green Embroidery Thread to Match  Green Ribbon.
Fawn or Olive Green embroidery thread for Fern.
Option of a Pearl for the Centre of 1 Rose.

Step 1:  The Spider Roses.  The larger one and
the top rose are one straight colour.
The 3 rd. Rose is Pink in the centre with a lighter
colour on the outside.
Step 2:  Next work the buds in Detached Chain Stitch.
Add 2 straight stitches at the tip in Green Thread.
Step 3:  Green Thread - Stem Stitch all the stems to
the buds and leaf stems.
Lazy Daisy Leaves on the two branches.
Step 4:  Rose and Bud :Leaves in Ribbon Stitch.
Step 5:  Fly stitch scattered in 1 strand of the
tan thread.
Step 6:  French Knots in Cream Silk Ribbon for the
Baby's Breath.

Mixed Silk 4 mm Pinks 

Mixed Silk Ribbon Pink Pack 

Carol Daisy

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Silk Ribbon Embroidery Projects

Silk Ribbons in three complimentary colours.
Lazy Daisy Leaves in Cream Embroidery Thread.
Lime Green Seed Beads stitched down amongst the flowers.
Measures:  7 cms  across  x 6 cms high.

You will need  3 or  more colours  in 4 mm Silk Ribbon
approx. 1 metre of each colour.
1 Metre of Embroidery Thread,
Small amount of  Small Seed Beads,

Step 1:  Where the X is marked, place
Running Stitch / French Knot Flowers, in groups
of  3 or 4.
Step 2:  With 2 strands of  Embroidery Thread
create small leaves in Lazy Daisy Stitch, coming
from between or under the flowers.
Step 3:  Sew on Seed Beads in any gaps

Carol Daisy

FREE SRE DESIGN -Small Daisy Spray

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Projects 

Here is a simple design that I have added to the
collar of a girls dress. ( Size 3 )
Of course you may wish to use it in another application.

   The colours are just as a suggestion. Whatever ribbon scraps you have in your sewing box could be used.

Ribbons: 4 mm.- Pink, Lemon, Blue, Yellow, Green, Pink /Purple.
Threads: Green, Yellow, Lilac Embroidery Threads.
Beads: Small Pearls for the Daisy Centre.

Place pellon at the back of the area to be Embroidered,
with  tacking stitches to hold the two together.

Step 1: Stem Stitch the fern stalk and
lazy daisy leaves. ( 2 Strands)
Step 2: In a circular movement make Ribbon Stitches in Pink
for the centre daisy. Stitch the Pearl into the Centre.
Step 3: Small Ribbon Stitch Flowers with 5 petals in
Lemon Ribbon.
Step 4: French Knots in Blue Ribbon ( 3 Wraps )
four knots per flower. Yellow thread french knot for the
centre, using 1 strand of thread.
Step 5: Place 2 Green Ribbon Stitch Leaves between
the petals of the larger daisy as shown in design.
Step 6: With Purple / Pink Ribbon work one Running Stitch/
Step 7: Using 1 Thread of the Lilac Embroidery Thread,
three wraps. place small french knots around the outside
of the flowers.

Carol Daisy

Monday, November 9, 2009

Tutorial- Carnations in Silk Ribbon Embroidery

These are some interesting facts that I have just discovered about Carnations.

It is the January Birth Flower
Stands for Fascination and Woman's Love
Is a member of the Dianthus Family
from the Greek Words
Dios - God Zeus and anthus - Flower
( The flower of God )
If you are considering an embroidery
project for someone special, you may
like to consider these for choosing a Carnation

Pink Carnation - Mother's Love
Light Red Carnation - Admiration
Dark Red - Deep Love and Woman' Affection
White - Pure Love and Good Luck
( No wonder they are a prominent flower for
Weddings )

I am working this in Cascade House Bias Silk Ribbon 10 mm.

For the 1 Flower as shown  you will require approximately:
               .5 Metre 10 mm. Bias
               .5 Metre of 4 mm. Green Ribbon
               .5 Metre of Green Embroidery Thread.

Step 1:  Using an erasable pen mark out the stem of the flower.
With 2 strands of Emb.Thread stitch this in Chain Stitch.


Step 2:  Wrap the Chain with 2 strands of the same thread.
This gives a more raised stem for the carnation.
( Whipped Chain Stitch )

( In this instance the flower is formed by stitching from the 
outside of the circle and finished off in the centre.)

Step 3:  Mark a circle for the flower head. I have allowed
2.5 cms. diameter. Bring the ribbon up through just  inside
the outer edge of the circle.
( So the entry point of the ribbon
will be covered by the next row of gathering )
With matching sewing  thread run small gathering stitches
2 cms long along the base of the ribbon, pull in to form
a petal and stitch down to the fabric with a few small
tacking stitches.


Step 4:  Continue with the gathered petals for 2 layers.
As you get to the centre, take the gathering through the
centre of the ribbon, not the base.   This will make
the petals smaller and tighter for the centre of the flower.


Step 5:  The Buds are made the same way with
small gathering stitches.  I have 3 lots of
gathering, but have placed it one on top of the
other.  (covering a  smaller  area but giving more height. )


Step 6:  Three small ribbon stitches are placed with  the
green ribbon at the base of the bud, and a Detached
Chain Stitch for the new bud.  Leaves are Ribbon


It is possible to do this flower in 7 mm. or 13 mm Ribbon,
just alter the size of the circle to suit.
I have also made these with organza ribbon, or an organza
and silk ribbon combination.  ( eg. 13 mm Organza with the
7 mm. Silk Ribbon  - tacked together first at the base. )
Such as in the photo below.

Have a nice day.
Carol Daisy

Friday, November 6, 2009

Pink Ice

Just love the colours in this dress.
Every tone of Pink that you can imagine.
To save trying to find the words to explain
this item, I thought it easier to add the
display board at the exhibition.

Well Done Julie.

Carol Daisy

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Tutorial - Delphiniums in Silk Ribbon Embroidery


Delphiniums are a hardy perennial, beautiful and tough.
They are normally associated with large, English-style gardens. 
Tall and stately, delphinium flowers come in purple, white, pink and blue.

Not a flower you would find in the area where I live, but I still enjoy 
embroidering them in ribbon.
As a group in an embroidery, varying in height and colour, they are so effective.

Hand Dyed Ribbons work well with these, the colours change as you create.

You will need:

7 mm. Ribbon - colour of choice
( solid or hand dyed ) Approx. 1 Metre
7 mm. Green Ribbon - 1 length
Green Embroidery Thread
Ecru, white or cream Embroidery Thread.

Step 1: Work a line of stem stitch for the centre stalk .
Mine is 5 cms. in length. Not necessary to be a straight line.
After all, the Delphiniums are not perfectly straight.

Step 2: With 7 mm. Ribbon, the flower heads are made
with a very loose, 1 wrap French Knot. Take the wrapped
needle back through the Ribbon close to the fabric as below.

Step 3: Place the Flower Heads in an uneven pattern
starting from the base for approx. 3 cms. Now make
the French Knots a little tighter and smaller at the tip.
Leaving some of the Green Stem showing.

Step 4: With 2 Strands of ecru, place 2 wrap
French Knots in the centre of the Flower heads.
The Base wraps are loose, getting tighter at the tip as
in the ribbon. Miss the top Knots, as being
the bud, the centre of the flower would not
be seen.

Step 5: A few French Knots are now added to the
tip and the spaces between the Flower Heads
in the Green Thread.
Step 6: I have added some more stem stitch to the
base and Ribbon Stitch Leaves.

The French Knots help to keep the Flower Heads
more securely in place, even when washing.
The example is in 7 mm. Ribbon, but is just as
easy to do in 4 mm. ribbon as I have done with
the Mon Francais Jardin - Wheelbarrow Kit.
which is part of the Introductory Kits Range
from " Daisys Garden".

Carol Daisy