By Christen Brown
Assemble, twist, and sew 132 flora, leaves, and backyard extras from ribbons and lace. Christen Brown, writer of best-selling Ribbonwork Gardens[/i], stocks clean twists on classic ribbonwork building with colourful how-to images. type your individual flower displays from interchangeable petals and leaves, never-before-seen stem designs, and swappable facilities. A gallery of bouquets will encourage you to sew life like blooms, decorated with fruit, prospers, and backyard components. enhance wearables, components, and residential decor with single-stem posies and bountiful bouquets.
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Extra info for Ribbonwork Flowers: 132 Garden Embellishments: Beautiful Designs for Flowers, Leaves & More
Outer selvage edge Petal 5 Petal 4 Petal 3 Petal 2 Anchor knot. Petal 1 ¼˝ Inner selvage edge Star Point Petal Flower with Slender Tip Leaf-M (page 115). Use same ribbon width for both flower and leaf. SK ILL LE VEL: Easy Suggested Ribbon Woven or French wire ribbon with a soft, medium, or stiff hand, single- or double-sided Amount Needed Approximately 20 × width of project ribbon plus 1/2˝* 2. Skip to just before the next mark and gather stitch to the outer selvage edge; this completes 1 petal.
Last petal Petal 1 4. Thread the needle back Anchor knot. Ribbon width (RW) * Do not cut the ribbon until instructed to do so. 32 2. Anchor knot the thread at through the opening in the middle. Hold onto the raw edges; pull the thread tight. Tackstitch and anchor knot into the raw edges. 3. Gently pull the thread through the middle of the flower. Overlap the raw edge of the first petal over the raw edge of the last petal. Stitch the needle through Tackstitch. Finished flower Star Point Petals DIRECTIONS See General Directions (page 144).
Loop over. Tackstitch. 3. Repeat for each of the remaining 7 petals, following the stitch pattern in Step 2. Stitch through the selvage edge next to the beginning anchor knot. Gently Finished flower Beginning Flowers 31 Hop ’n Stitch Petals DIRECTIONS See General Directions (page 144). 1. Mark in the center of the width of ribbon 1/4˝ from the raw edge. Measure and mark 2RW (see chart) from the previous mark; this is the length of 1 petal. Mark the remaining 7 petals from the mark of the previous petal.
Ribbonwork Flowers: 132 Garden Embellishments: Beautiful Designs for Flowers, Leaves & More by Christen Brown