Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Make Ribbon Embroidery Pleated Flowers Crafts

crafts blog silk ribbon

Ribbon embroidery flowers are great for crafts fun, but they are also attractive for package wrapping or making an embroidered picture.  We have written about silk ribbon embroidery in previous blogs, but this is a flower that we have not given directions for making.  It has some versatility because it does not have to be made of silk ribbon, and it can be made in different sizes, depending on the length of ribbon used.

The flower in the picture is about an inch in diameter not counting the leaves, and it takes about sixteen inches of 3/8 inch polyester ribbon. Pleat the entire ribbon with inverted pleats stitched in place. Then stitch as you wind the pleated ribbon with a circular motion. Add a green leaf to the back and tack into place.

We hope January went well for you, and that February gets a little warmer than it started out.  We are starting to work on income taxes, since we are DIY people and do our own. 

See you again soon!


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