Indian Roses is an ensemble that I recently created to accompany a vintage piano shawl that I bought many years ago. I include this in one of my lectures, Vintage Redressed. The ensemble includes the beret, a ribbon worked neck-piece, an embellished pair of vintage cotton gloves (close-up below), vintage celluloid earrings and bracelets, and a gold lace bracelet.
The beret, pictured here incorporates a lucious display of colors and textures in hand dyed silk ribbons and French wire ribbons. I used mainly 1″ and 1-1/2″ ribbons which were stitched to a crinoline base. I then hand stitched this to the brim of the beret.
This is a close-up view of the tiny ribbon worked flowers and leaves that I stitched onto the vintage cotton gloves.
These flowers and leaves are also used on the ribbon (an embroidered piece from India) that I used as the base of the necklace.
I used French ombre, picot edged ombre, and ruffle edged ribbons here, all between 1/4″ to 3/8″ wide. A hand dyed ribbon is stitched along the top of the glove.
I am sure whoever wears this will truly feel the beauty of Spring when surrounded by all of these glorious flowers!
Happy Stitching! Christen