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How to stitch daffodils with silk ribbon

Britain is in daffodil bloom and even in my shady garden the flowers have opened. I have not met a person who doesn’t love daffodils. They are pure sun and its so much joy to walk past yellow flower carpets. Daffodils are truly messengers of spring, and when I see their strong stems and leaves that show over ground, I know Spring is almost here, and the most beautiful season of bloom is ready to come.

Daffodils silk ribbon embroidery

Here is a tutorial on how to easily embroider beautiful daffodils with silk ribbons. The tute is well suitable for those who have not tried silk ribbon embroidery before, and want to give it a go.

To stitch the daffodils, you’ll need:

  1. Two pieces of cotton fabric plain or patterned. I used Moda fabric bought in a quilt shop.
  2. 4mm wide Yellow Sun and Light Emerald hand-dyed silk ribbon, one three meter-long skein of each
  3. 2mm wide Gold Yellow silk ribbon, one three meter-long skein
  4. Chenille (size 18) needle to stitch with ribbon
  5. Embroidery hoop
  6. HB pencil to transfer a pattern onto fabric

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