I chose for the vase a healthy squatty round gourd that a friend had dyed with shoe leather dyes.
The flowers and leaves are made from a variety of silk, woven and French wire ribbons, none larger than 5/8″ wide. They are attached to wire stems that have been covered in 4mm silk ribbon.
There are roses made from both woven and silk bias ribbons; ruffled edged ribbon rosettes; and satin ribbon leaves. I used a vintage glass button for the center of the large ruffled flower and a stuffed bias ribbon for the center of the sheered flower to the right of it.
My favorite is the morning glory vine to the right of the picture where I used silk bias flowers with an 1/8″ ombre ribbon for the leaves, and millinery stamens for the centers.
The entire grouping stands 2-3/4″ tall.
Happy Stitching! Christen