Hello dear users!
I offer up for your attention my ribbon embroidery tutorial. I’ve received many requests for such tutorial, and I’ve just now made up my mind... Please be gentle, I’m not an expert on such publications.
Hope, I’ll manage to convey the idea, as there’s a plenty of variations of alike patterns. All depends on your fancy, materials and patience.
All you need is:
- base (I used linen);
- wide eye needle;
- simple needle with thread;
- ribbon (13 mm width would be enough for the rose);
- thick needle to set straight the ribbon;
To begin with, pull a 40 cm ribbon through the needle. Cut the ribbon aslant - this would help you to pull it through the needle.
Pull up the ribbon and pass the needle through it leaving 1 cm from the cut.
Do it this way. Then tighten the ribbon so like if you were tightening a loop.
The ribbon is fixed in the needle eye.
Next, take the free end of the ribbon and fold it by 1 cm.
Pass the needle through the folded end. You get a kind of a holdfast instead of a knot, which is usually made at the end of a thread.
Put the ribbon with the needle aside.
Get down to the flower. The work will take place in three steps.
You’ll make the heart of the rose. For that, cut off a small piece of ribbon (take a darker shade compared to the rest parts of the flower) and make a voluminous rose.
Fold the left edge of the ribbon at 90º.
Wrap up the folded end making a roll. Fix the lower end of the roll with stitches of the ribbon colour (I used a contrast thread in the photo to illustrate the point).
Then, you should unfold the ribbon at an angle so that the upper end of the ribbon was at the bottom; make a full ribbon wound around the roll (the heart of the rose). Fix the turn at the base through all roll layers.
Unfold the ribbon down again and make a new wound. Go on making wounds as many times as you need. It’s important to fix them with a simple thread. Knot, cut off the thread and the ribbon. Here’s the rose you get:
2) At the next step we sew the rose to cloth with a simple thread.
Now, leave a couple of millimeters from the rose heart, take the needle with the ribbon put before and pass it through the cloth from its back; pull up the needle and the whole ribbon to the right side.
Leave a couple of millimeters from this place, pass the needle through the back and pull it all up again making a loop on the right side.
Shape this loop into a petal helping yourself with the thick needle. That’s what you should finally have:
Embroider petals around the heart of the rose.
Here it is:
3) The last step begins like the previous two. Leave a little space from the first row of the petals, needle the cloth from the backside and pull up the ribbon turning loops into 3-4 petals.
Make these petals a little bit different so that they looked like lying on their backs. Pull up the ribbon to the right side, straighten it and make a loop.
Make a stitch with a curve, or in other words, pass the needle through the right side, pull it down and shape it into a curve when tightening.
This is how you enclose the second row of petals. I think you’ll learn how many petals you need to make the rose look natural in the process of work. The larger your loops, the more voluminous the rose looks. Try to embroider petals close to each other.
Knot the ribbon from the backside. Cut off the ribbon and the thread.
Such a rose has come out.
And this is how an almost ready item looks like.
Good luck to you, dear needlewomen!!