Foxgloves - A Beautiful Majestic Flower.
I have used photos taken at the Carnival for inspiration,
as where I live in the sub tropics they are never seen.
Embroidered using Dinky Dyes 7 mm. Strawberry Ice.
This ribbon has varying shades from soft pink to a crisp
white. Leaves are in 7 mm. Sullivans Moss.
Because of the loose nature of this stitch, you will
require approx. 60 cms. of Silk Ribbon for each
completed flower. I feel it is worth it though, don't you.
Step 1: Embroidery thread to match the Green Ribbon,
work a row of Stem Stitches for the stalk
approx. 7 cms.
Step 2: With the 7 mm. Pink Ribbon I have made each flower head with a very loose French Knot
taking the needle back through the ribbon at
Taper the flower heads, starting with 4 at the
base, then 3, thinning out at the tip for the new
Step 3: I have added Fly Stitches in the green thread,
around the new buds to the stalk.
Step 4: Add French Knots ( 3 wraps ) in Kreinik Metallic Thread in each flower head.
( Leave the smaller bud knots ) .
Step 5: Leaves in Ribbon Stitch.