Silk Ribbon Embroidered Pincushion Pillow

Kimber Pekora 2007

   
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Supplies:

4mm dark green silk ribbon
7mm green silk ribbon
4mm red silk ribbon
7mm red silk ribbon
2mm pink silk ribbon
9 size 6/0 beads
2- 6" square pieces of off white silk dupioni
fiber fil
beading thread
silk ribbon needle
beading needle
scissors
fabric marking pen/pencil
cotton thread

Directions:

Mark a heart on 1 piece of silk dupioni using your marking pen/pencil.

  Thread a piece of 4mm dark green silk ribbon, make a loose running stitch along the outline of the heart. Knot off.   
Thread a length of 4mm dark green silk ribbon, loosely whip stitch it through the running stitch done in previous step. Knot off 

Thread a length of 7mm green silk ribbon, using the ribbon stitch alternate making leaves on each side of the whipped stitched heart outline. Knot off.

Thread a length of 4mm red silk ribbon, make French knots for buds among the leaves around the heart. Knot off.

Thread a length of 7mm red silk ribbon, using the ribbon stitch make 5 petals for a flower. Repeat this for a total of 3 times.

Thread a length of 2mm pink silk ribbon, using the ribbon stitch make 5 petals on top of the previous made petals for all three flowers.

Thread a beading needle with a length of beading thread, stitch 3 6/0 beads to each flower center. Knot off.

Place both 6" pieces of silk dupioni together with right sides facing. Stitch 1/4" from the edge leaving an opening at the bottom to turn.

Turn right sides out. Fill with fiber fil. Using cotton thread whip stitch the opening closed. Knot off.

Enjoy!

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