Sunday, 27 November 2011

Christmas Ribbon Rosette from Craft Fairy

Here I am again with another flower project from Craft Fairy
Have you noticed how rosettes of all shapes and sizes are becoming high fashion items and are being worn by so many people, crafty and otherwise? This is why I've chosen to do my latest project of a ribbon rosette and I've made it in Christmas colours so that it is in time for the coming holidays.

What's even better, is that I've put together an offer for you over on the mothership ( AKA http://www.craftfairy.co.uk/ ) so that you don't have to search around for each product and you will also get a discount by buying the lot! Even better. Click here for the offer.


So let's get on with it. You will need:

16mm red with green dots grosgrain ribbon. This should be cut into 4 x 15cm lengths.
16mm willow green grosgrain ribbon cut into 6 x 10cm lengths
1 piece of satin edged chiffon in a 30 cm length. No need to cut this in to short pieces.
1 red button
1 length of strong green thread.
1 strong needle. I know that I've said this before, but when you have to sew through several layers of grosgrain you will not be able to manage with a thin needle. A thimble is also a good extra to have.

Thread your needle and lay out the cut lengths of willow grosgrain as shown.


Secure the legths of ribbon in the centre with a couple of stitches to stop them moving when you sew the next layers. Your needle should now be on the right side of the work.

 
 Take one of the 15cm strips, form a loop and center the bottom of the loop on the underneath as shown in the image. The edges should overlap about 1cm. Push the needle up through the bottom of the loop, trying to get as closely centered both lengthwise and width wise as you can.



Pull first loop down the thread to sit on top of the bottom ribbons, then repeat process for remaining 3 loops. When all are threaded, arrange  them so they are evenly spaced in a nice circular arrangement. As you will see below.


Nearly there.
Now concertina fold the satin edged chiffon so that the folds are slightly narrower than the ones below and thread the needle up through the centre. Fan the folds out and stitch into place. It is at this point that you will be glad that you have a strong needle. Sew the button into the centre of the rosette.


Last of all you will need to trim the bottom layer of ribbon
on a slant. Then seal the edges with the flame of a tea light, This is by far the safest way to do it. The open flame of the gas hob is a bit too erractic. Finished.

12 comments:

chillin with Quillin said...

really beautiful !!!!
Paula

Maria's Craft said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [28 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Anastasia (Νατάσα) said...

Thank you for your very encouraging comments on my blog, I really appreciate them.

I was even more happy for them, because I discovered your blog. The techniques you show are simply amazing! Thank you for sharing with us all - of course I'll be following you now!

Mila said...

Realmente bella.
un saludo

Craft Fairy said...

Anastasia, thatis so kind. I'll pop over and see what you've done today.

webindia said...

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.by Revathi

Ivana Watkins said...

What an amazing blog, I wish I had discovered it earlier. Thank you for all the wonderful tips, I'll definitely be using them :).

Best wishes,

Ivana

Peggy said...

So complicated looking and pretty but fairly easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

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Thank you for this interesting article. I will be sure to get the word out about this on my site.

San Diego County Jail said...

Overhead close up shot of two rolls of Christmas wrapping paper and a gold decorative rosette.

shamraiz said...

Brilliant idea and tutorial, dear...you brought a big smile on my face!
regards,
sam.


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