Sunday, March 20, 2011

Stitches and Techniques : Ribbon Stitch

There are many different embroidery stitches, but that just five basic stitches, used alone or in various combinations, can create a large array of floral motifs and stitch patterns. The ribbon stitch is for ribbon only, but the lazy daisy, straight stitch, French knots, and stem stitch can be made with ribbon or thread.

This time i'll show you how to stitch Ribbon stitch.

Before you start your work, its better for you threadig the end of ribbon. This easy method will help you to ensure your ribbon is secured firmly and not easy removed from the fabric.

Bring the ribbon to the front at the position you want.

Hold the ribbon flat on the fabric with your thumb (not shown). Place the tip of the needle in the centre of the ribbon at the position for the tip of the ribbon.

Take the needle to the back of fabric. Place thumb over the stitch to keep it untwisted (not shown). Begin to gently pull ribbon through.

Pull untill the ribbon folds back on itself at the tip and the edges curl. Completed ribbon stitch

Another version of ribbon stitch. Pull the ribbon back, but do not pull all the edges.

Ribbon stitch in flower

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