Silk Ribbon Tutorial - Lavender
Lavender a flower quite often worked in Silk Ribbon Embroidery
on Perfume Sachets, Pillows, gifts bags etc.
It is an easy flower to replicate in SRE and can be created in a
few different ways. You may have seen a much simpler design
with the flower petals fanning out as a leaf.
However, I prefer to put a little more effort into the
design myself. So this is my impression of Lavender.
Step 1: Mark out a simple design as below, these
are then worked in Stem Stitch with 2 strands of
Step 2: The flower heads are created in this instance with
4 mm. Cascade House Silken Ribbon 5300
Ribbon Stitch beginning at the tip of the stalk and working
backwards up the stem. Have the hoop with the flower tip closest to you.
Step 3: Each Ribbon Stitch is made at a slight angle, loose
and full ( not flat on the fabric ) .
This is achieved by making a larger petal than required
and then pushing it back to give a slight rise in the ribbon
The Petals can be coming from each side of the
Stem Stitch Branch, but in this example I have
taken some across the stitching and then
the alternate stitch is tucked in under it.
I feel this makes it appear more dimensional
and hides some of the stem.
after all you would not see all the stem in the real flower.
I prefer to alternate the stitches rather than working
down one side and then the other.
Step 4: Embroider all the flower heads, keeping them
as uniform in size as possible.
Step 5: Add Ribbon Stitch Leaves as shown.
in 4 mm. Cascade House Silken Ribbon 7560
Step 6: An option is to add a Bud with Ribbon Stitches overlapping
and a few green leaves at the base.
Step 7: Add a co-ordinating ribbon to tie off in a bow,
Place the ribbon through the eye of the needle only
Take it through the one side of the stems and back out.
Make a sweet little bow.
See also Spanish Lavender Tutorial.
Thank you all for your continuing support, it has been sometime
since I have been able to do a Tutorial Posting hope
you all enjoy this one.