Saturday, March 10, 2018

Carol Daisy's Craft Room Lesson 3

Lesson 3:  Ribbon Stitch and its applications

Preparation for this lesson


Choice of 7 mm Hand Dyed Silk Ribbon
Kacoonda 035 and 040 are excellent choices.
The variances in colour actually do the colouring for you.
To this I have added solid colour in Purple, Lilac and Mauve.
7 mm Gold for the Centres.
7 mm Peach/Gold Hand Dyed for buds. 
7 mm Hand Dyed for Leaves.
4 mm Soft Olive for Calyx and stems.
Black Rayon Thread

Small flower branches:

4mm solid colour Pale Pink
2 Tones Green Embroidery Cotton.
Darker Pink than Ribbon for French Knot Tips.

Finished Size 11 x 8 cms.

Close up photo of the pink branches. 
Stem Stitch the main branch in Green Embroidery Thread 2 Strands.
Ribbon Stitch is applied slightly away from the stem stitch. Add 1 or 2
French Knots in a darker pink embroidery thread 1 strand at the end sitting
inside the fold. 
Straight stitches in the same green are added to frame the buds and connect
to the main stem. The slender leaves varying in single to clusters are also in straight stitch.

As an Australian I can see this used to interpret many of our Native Flowering Bushes. Geraldton Wax, Grevilleas for eg. and am sure there would be other
varieties wherever you may live.

Fly Stitch can be an alternative as a
background if you want to bring the
Ribbon Work to the forefront.  It is easier to fill in the gaps with the use of embroidery thread.  Sometimes too much of the work in Ribbon can over power what you want to achieve.
You will see that in the free designs I have used this stitch to create a fern or baby's breath to balance off a design.
The Pansy Buds are 2 or 3 Ribbon Stitches in 7 mm Ribbon and I have
added different colours of ribbon
to enhance the areas of the Pansy.

For instructions and Tutorial on 
Embroidery Stitches Follow the Link 
to the top Right of my Blog and visit  Sharron has loads of stitches you can learn from and use with Ribbon Embroidery. 

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Carol Daisy

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Carol Daisys Craft Room Lesson 2

Carols Daisys Craft Room - Lesson 2

 Video Tutorial- Design and Ribbon Stitch

Following through from the Video here are a few more hints and
notes that may be of assistance should you be wanting to learn 
the most common and useful of SRE stitches.  Typically it is used 
as a fill stitch for petals, leaves, insects etc.

The tutorial is based on a simple design using a Hand Dyed 7mm
Silk Ribbon.( It may be difficult for some to purchase pure silk 
ribbon, but it will reward you so much more than Satin Ribbon
with appearance, shaping and texture).
Vine is stem stitch 2 threads, Flowers and Leaves 7 mm Silk
Ribbon.  (Hand Dyed Silk gives the variance as each petal is

More details are shown on Ribbon Stitch Tutorial regarding the 
shaping of the petals.

You will see that I prefer to place a layer of pellon under my fabric.
To me it makes a softer finish of the embroidery, and also if it
is a light texture fabric the view of the ribbon from one position to
another is hidden. So this being said keep a threaded needle available to stitch off the ends.  Doing each one as you go also keeps your stitches from pulling if a ribbon end is snagged while 
working. Touch up the ink markings with a wet a cotton bud if you have drawn the design with a water erasable pen.

So once mastered, your question may be,what more can I create
with Ribbon Stitch:- just a small sample.

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Carol Daisy

Monday, February 12, 2018

Carol Daisys Craft Room -You Tube Channel

  My You Tube Channel is Online now.

Carol Daisys Craft Room

I have loaded 2 Videos to date.

Video 1:    Is the entry Video for the Channel and Introduction to my Online Store.

Video 2:    Introduction and Preparation for the First Lesson.
                  " Threading the Needle and Ribbon Stitch "
Presently awaiting the arrival of my Free Standing Hoop which will give me a stable work area, 
then the live Tutorials can begin.
Carol Daisy