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Day 5 Detail June 25th, 2006

When looking for a detail for today I realize that I have always put more detail into the embellishments than what I do into seam treatments because it is the embellishments that I love stitching…So from now on my details will be mainly embellishments…Enjoy

Day 005 detail

The flower in the centre is made with a 3″ length of 3/8″ satin ribbon, stitch the ends together to form a circle run a gathering thread along one edge, gather tightly and stitch onto background with a bead in the centre…The white flowers are what I call scrunch flowers (instructions below)…a cluster of green beads at each end makes leaves for the arrangement.

To make the scrunch flowers you need about 3 1/2″ of Satin Ribbon.

Day 005 A

Overlap ends of ribbon and stitch to background.

Day 005 B

About 1/3rd of the way around the ribbon, run a gathering thread across the ribbon.

Day 005 C

Take a stitch through the background and tighten till ribbon gathers to form the first petal.

Day 005 D

Run a gathering thread across the ribbon half way along the remaining loop.

Day 005 E

Take a stitch through the background and tighten till ribbon gathers to form 2 more petals.

Day 005 F

Manipulate the petals to shape them and use beads for the flower centre.

3 Responses to “Day 5 Detail”

  1. Marty52 Says:

    Love these scrunch flowers, Annie. I really like the red ribbon flower too… I think I need to find some ribbon and give these a try along with Sharon’s seam treatments! Thanks!

  2. Maureen Says:

    This comes just in time for me to add to my ‘green horse’ embroidery – he needs a Winners ribbon and rosette and this little scrunch flower fits the bill perfectly. Thanks, Annie.

  3. Candida Says:

    This is so lovely, Annie! Thanks for sharing your tips and details. I am very glad with all these eye candys.

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