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Wild Sorghum, snail and Lion Mane Daisy
I decided to give the daisy more of a Lion Mane look than a Shasta Daisy. Silk ribbon used: petals are Silk River color 268 which has speckles of rusty-red throughout the yellow … Read more
These Fuchsia flowers and buds are quite different from the suggested style shown within Di van Niekerk’s book for this floral panel. They are more like the ones that we have locally.
These Fuchsia flowers and buds are worked in … Read more
The flowers of the red Hollyhocks are detached buttonhole using a strand of Caron Wildflower cotton, color 219 Cardinal. Eyes of the flowers are a sunflower yellow tube type length of chained thread called French Ribbon (between 2mm and 4mm … Read more
I did not like the floppy irises shown within the instruction book for this section and decided to change them to look more like the irises shown in Ann Cox’s A-Z of Silk ribbon flowers book.
The Iris stems (twisted … Read more
The foxgloves stems (twisted long stitch) and leaves (detached chain stitch) are worked in 7mm YLI silk ribbon color 020. Using a double strand of Gentle Arts Sampler Threads – Shutter Green I stitched French Knots along the stems. For … Read more
I sure did drag my feet getting started on stitching this panel of the Di van NieKerk design.
The Pansy petals and leaves.
I am not much for free hand tracing of designs onto fabric. So I wasn’t overly happy … Read more
For a panel of a Di van NieKerk design, detailed instructions are presented in her book: Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork .The weaved basket: (Stitched using Perle 8, Sea Sands, color number 70 purchased from Di van NieKerk website).
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The green stems and leaves for the Daffodils plus the solid color purple petals and solid color yellow petals of the viola flowers are all worked in 7mm satin ribbon purchased on eBay.
The solid color yellow background petals of … Read more