Indian Roses- French wire and silk ribbon worked flowers and leaves

Rose Beret by Christen Brown

Rose Beret by Christen Brown

Indian Roses is an ensemble that I recently created to accompany a vintage piano shawl that I bought many years ago. I include this in one of my lectures, Vintage Redressed. The ensemble includes the beret, a ribbon worked neck-piece, an embellished pair of vintage cotton gloves (close-up below), vintage celluloid earrings and bracelets, and a gold lace bracelet.

The beret, pictured here incorporates a lucious display of colors and textures in hand dyed silk ribbons and French wire ribbons. I used mainly 1″ and 1-1/2″ ribbons which were stitched to a crinoline base. I then hand stitched this to the brim of the beret.

Close up of ribbon worked flowers and leaves

Close up of ribbon worked flowers and leaves

This is a close-up view of the tiny ribbon worked flowers and leaves that I stitched onto the vintage cotton gloves.

These flowers and leaves are also used on the ribbon (an embroidered piece from India) that I used as the base of the necklace.

I used French ombre, picot edged ombre, and ruffle edged ribbons here, all between 1/4″ to 3/8″ wide. A hand dyed ribbon is stitched along the top of the glove.

I am sure whoever wears this will truly feel the beauty of Spring when surrounded by all of these glorious flowers!

Happy Stitching! Christen

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2 thoughts on “Indian Roses- French wire and silk ribbon worked flowers and leaves

  1. Do you have kits with the ribbon and patterns. I love what I saw anxuous to make the flowers. If you do not have the kits do you sell the patterns and tell me where I can purchase the ribbon needed.

    Thanks appreciate any help you can give me.
    LaVerne

    • Hi la Verne- I don’t sell kits, but I do sell ribbons and patterns in my store, check out The Store on the Corner then click on the pattern section-ribbon work techniques and French Wire ribbons. Happy stitching and good luck with your new endeavors! Christen

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