Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Foxgloves in Silk Ribbon

Foxgloves - A Beautiful Majestic Flower.

I have used photos taken at the Carnival for inspiration,  as
where I live in the sub tropics they are never seen.

This ribbon has varying shades from soft pink to a crisp
white. Leaves are in 7 mm. Sullivans Moss. 
Because of the loose nature of this stitch, you will 
require approx. 60 cms. of  Silk Ribbon for each completed
flower.  I feel it is worth it though, don't you.

Step 1:   Embroidery thread to match the Green Ribbon,
             work a row of Stem Stitches for the stalk  approx. 7 cms.

Step 2:   With the 7 mm. Pink Ribbon I have made each flower 
              head with a very loose French Knot, taking the 
              needle back through the ribbon at the base. 
              Taper the flower heads, starting with 4 at the base, then
              3, thinning out at the tip for the new buds. 

Step 3:    I have added Fly Stitches in the green thread, around the
              new buds to the stalk.

Step 4:    Add French Knots ( 3 wraps ) in  Kreinik Metallic Thread
              in each flower head. ( Leave the smaller knots ) .

Step 5:    Leaves in Ribbon Stitch.


Carol Daisy