These little threaded works of art are just so much fun to make. I start with Hanah Silk bias ribbon, create a form and stuff it with Polyfil.
I then take a few strands of Wildflowers from the Caron Collection and start stitching.
All of the stitches are created with a milliner’s needle, and a little imagination.
The techniques that I used here are:
- Embroidery: buttonhole stitch, French knots, lazy daisies. I have also used silk ribbon embroidery stitches like the woven rose with the feather stitch
- Tatting: basic picot flowers and the closed double knot
- Needle lace: buttonhole stitch, woven star
I created a set of buttons for the May/June 2008 PieceWork Magazine, and there is a free article that you can download to create a few of these for yourself. The article is called: Buttons to Embroider and Needle- Tat (scroll down the index towards the bottom of the page).
I wish you hours and days of Joyous and Happy Stitching!