Saturday, January 5, 2013

Tutorial: ribbonwork pansy


On the last block for CQJP 2012 I started with a Mountmellick Stitch.
On needlenthread is a video tutorial.


Recently I bought this little tatting tool. At the top are holes to measure the size of the tatting needle.
The right side can be used to make your picots even in size. So why not use it to get my embroidery stitches more even, and it is a great help.


The idea for this ribbonwork pansy is from the excellent book Ribbonwork Gardens by Christen Brown.
This is a 7 mm wide ribbon. This will be transformed into a two petal flower, the back petals of a pansy.
I folded it, made running stitches, pulled the thread, stitched next to the knot, matched the two triangles at both ends and sewed them together. I tried to photograph the process, but missed a third hand ;)


The same story for a three petal flower, which form the three front petals of a pansy.


Here they are, gathered and sewed.


First I sewed down the two petal flower.


Then the three petal flower on top.


Next I made another two pansies from purple two petal flowers and yellow three petal flowers.
The little orange pansies are made the same way, the ribbon is 4 mm wide.


Some straight stitches and french knots complete the pansies.



17 comments:

  1. Oh, how I love pansies! And yours are so pretty! Thank you for he tutorial.

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  2. These pansies are so lovely. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. this is beautiful, thank you for showing us

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  4. Hi Marjolein...this post is more informative than you know. I googled Lacis.com and found it is merely about 3 hours from me and I have a friend who lives near this fabulous Lacis Museum and store. Thank you very much. Your little ribbon pansies are lovely. You make this look very doable. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

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  5. Very cool, Marjolein! I love how your pansies turned out!

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  6. Another Great tutorial from Threads and Patches! Clear and instructive, and very inspirational. It always amazes me how a few pieces of ribbon, a bit of thread and a pinch of patience can turn into such realistic and charming blossoms. Well done!

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  7. absolutely wonderful! I agree completely with what Queenie wrote :)

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  8. Marjolein how I look forward to your posts and the knowledge and talent you share with us and I rally am going to have a go at the ribbon flowers today, watch out they might appear on one of my CQJP blocks with a bit of luck Googled the gauge, not available here yet but one day it will arrive,then I might just have to have one!!

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  9. Beautiful pansy ang hanks for your tutorial!!
    Hugs and kisses.
    Morena

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  10. Thank you for your tutorial, your pansies are so beautiful

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  11. Such pretty and beautifully made pansies. Thank you for the exellent tutorial and pictures!

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  12. Pansies are my favorite flower, and these are just darling!

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    1. Thank you so much! As you can you pansies are my favorites too ;-)

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  13. Love the flowers. Will need to make some for decorations and my GGD's headbands my granddaughter likes to put on her. Looking through your pages, i see you love to embroider. Embroidery is my first love of crafting, since i was 5.

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like them.
      I'm sure they will look great on your GGD's headband.

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  14. Thank you so much for taking the effort and writing this great tutorial. Must give these wonderful pansies a try!

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  15. Your pansies are so cute! Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

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