Wednesdays Words, DIY Ribbon Roses

I decided to use up some ribbon and made some ribbon roses.  These can be used on packages,  hair clips, coats for decorations, and many other  possibilities.  I have even made a quilt using ribbon flowers.  I learned how to make these from a book that was based on Celia Thaxter’s  Garden. (Ribbon Treasures From Celia’s Garden)

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Cut six inches of green  ribbon that is wired  I had two different colors of green that I used.

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Fold the ribbon in half and taking one side, expose the wire at both ends.  Pull on the wire to scrunch up the ribbon and then wire

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Then using thread, sew the side together,  also gather up the ends bringing them into the sewn side.

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T took two different organza ribbons and curled up one end into a bud shape,  I then tacked that down and gathered up the rest of the ribbon together using a running stitch.

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After gathering up the rest of the ribbon and tightening it down I rolled the ribbon around the Rosebud base and stitched it down.  I allowed the ribbon to sit on the gathered section before it and tacked it down.  I then added the leaves.

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The final result.

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I also did one using some lace and added some stamens and a smaller rose that could be used in a group effect.

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Well,   that’s all the news from the south,
Happy” farming” to all the farm girl sisters out there.
See you next time down on the farm.

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