Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Embroidered Organza Ribbon

This beautiful embroidered organza ribbon has delicate daisy style flowers on metallic thread stems with seed bead ascents in the centre of the flowers. It is ideal for crazy patchwork, embroidered bags, cushions and garments. The ribbon is 5cm. wide. Sold in .5 mtr pieces. See all ribbons in Whats New

Choose a background silk fabric that will match or enhance the ribbon. Decide the size of your project and cut fabric including seam allowances. Use a homespun or fine cloth for a lining. Place work in a large hoop to keep the fabric taught with the silk on top of the lining.
Lay the ribbon down and applique along the selvage of the ribbon with tiny stitches in a matching thread.
Make as many folded roses as you like and also some of the picot edged gathered flowers. I have used the new Vintage Lace hand dyed rayon 15mm. ribbon for the roses.
Arrange them on the ribbon and when you are happy with the placement, stitch down. Nestle the gathered picot flowers close to the roses.
Next I will add some silk ribbon roses to the stems with leaves and more beads. I think I will expand the area with rows of metallic silver braid running alone side the organza ribbon.

Watch for the next instalment.

1 comment:

  1. I just discovered this blog and the online store yesterday.

    Beautiful ribbons, very inspiring. They have been added to my 'online wish list'!