If you have been following updates of my blog, you probably recall the tutorial on those ribbon roses I posted last week. Back then I had a plan to finish the piece as a cushion. So here it is, sweet and pretty! To be honest with you, I finished it in no time at all, but it took me a while to put together the tutorial for this sewing adventure.
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
Do you feel like stitching a Forget-me-not?