Camellia:

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Stephanie Novatski 2004

   
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 Silk Ribbon Camellia

This flower with it's many petals, encourages many interpretations. Three versions of a Camellia are given. Version 1 uses rolled and gathered 12 mm silk ribbon to make the flower which is then applied to the base fabric. Version 2 uses ruffle edged ribbon and is created right on the fabric. Version 3 is done in Caron Impressions using the Cast on stitch.

 

Silk Ribbon Camellia

Step 1: Using a piece of ribbon about 9" long, fold one edge towards you leaving a small tail and tack with sewing thread in a matching color.
Step 2: Roll the edge of the fold towards you again and tack in place.
Step 3: Roll the ribbon again toward you and tack in place.
Step 4: Roll the ribbon again and tack in place. You have just created the center of the camellia.
Step 5: Take small gathering stitches in the ribbon for about 1". Make sure needle is exiting the ribbon towards you.
Step 6: Insert the needle into the side of the flower center and pull, gathering the ribbon.
Step 7: Repeat the gathering stitches for about 1".
Step 8: Insert the needle into the side of the flower as shown slightly away from the first stitch and pull tight, gathering the ribbon
Repeat these steps going around the flower using all the ribbon.
For the last row of gathering stitches, place stitches up the cut edge of the ribbon and then secure to the flower as above.

 

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