Today I’m posting a simple tutorial for a pattern that consists of just one stitch — spider web rose. It’s an easy one and does not require much prior experience in silk ribbon embroidery, but it rewards you with amazing results.
The project itself is a perfect match for a weekend ahead, and it does not take long at all to finish it.
What you need:
- 4mm wide silk ribbon. Using hand dyed silk ribbon you can get far superior results compared to plain-coloured one as colour irregularities and a variegated shade would give distinct life-like appearance to the roses. I used nine different shades just to show the look of different shades of ribbon that we stock, but you can use any number of shades of ribbon.
- Sewing or embroidery floss of the same shade as ribbon. I used pink one for all roses.
- A 3mm thick piece of felt to stitch on. Craft felt is a perfect choice, as it is inexpensive and easy to get in almost any craft store.
- A piece of cotton fabric the same size as the felt or bigger. Calico is perfect (as far as I know it is called muslin in US).
- Wide ribbon for a bow
- Stitching hoop
- Chenille (size 18), embroidery (size 8 or 9), and tapestry (any size) needles.
- Water-soluble pen, again an easy thing to get in most craft stores
- Spray bottle with water
What you do:
Please keep the tutorial on how to stitch spider web’s roses handy as you will be stitching a number of roses. It’s worth going through it at least once to get familiar with the technique.
The step-by-step instructions are given below. You can click on the images to see larger versions.
Below, I put down various shades of ribbon from our range of hand-dyed silk ribbon, so you can get an idea what they look like on the finished piece.
Make a hoop art or finish your piece in whatever way you like. As for me, I’m finishing it as a cushion, and I will make a tutorial for that next week. I just need to make my mind about the bow colour and complementary fabric. I might go for this beige bow with pink fabric…What do you think? Won’t it look fabulous as a cushion? But let’s see next week what it’s going to look like 🙂
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