Calla Lily

Rissa Peace Root 2004

   
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Instead of stitching as bouquet with long stems, this is stitched on a curved seam treatment to fill the design.  The main flower body is created using 20 MM silk satin.  Although this can be done with a regular Japanese Ribbon stitch, it folds better if you use an upside down Japanese Ribbon Stitch.  Just turn your fabric upside down before you make the stitch, so that the calyx will be nested in the top of the stitch instead of the bottom.  A bullion stitch in silk floss is used for the calyx. A small amount of green 4 mm silk ribbon is wrapped around the base, like a chain stitch, then given a small tine.  The seam treatment is just chain stitch done in cotton thread.

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