Small Wonders- ribbon worked flowers and leaves

Small Wonders Vase- ribbon worked flowers and leaves

Small Wonders Vase- ribbon worked flowers and leaves

I chose for the vase a healthy squatty round gourd that a friend had dyed with shoe leather dyes.

The flowers and leaves are made from a variety of silk, woven and French wire ribbons, none larger than 5/8″ wide. They are attached to wire stems that have been covered in 4mm silk ribbon.

There are roses made from both woven and silk bias ribbons; ruffled edged ribbon rosettes; and satin ribbon leaves. I used a vintage glass button for the center of the large ruffled flower and a stuffed bias ribbon for the center of the sheered flower to the right of it.

My favorite is the morning glory vine to the right of the picture where I used silk bias flowers with an 1/8″ ombre ribbon for the leaves, and millinery stamens for the centers.

The entire grouping stands 2-3/4″ tall.

Happy Stitching! Christen

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4 thoughts on “Small Wonders- ribbon worked flowers and leaves

  1. Christen, I have visited you on your blog and website a few times now. I just wanted to tell you how lovely I think your creations are. Thank you for sharing them with all of us. Maureen

    • Oh Maureen- thank you so much for the lovely comments, you are most welcome to visit whenever you have a chance. I am happy to have found a venue to share my work. I will continue to create, and will continue to share, and am glad for your kind words. Christen

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