Monday, March 01, 2004

Workshop: Roses & Pansies

Duration: 1 full day
Level: All levels
Project size: 21.5"x18.5" (centre oval: 10"x6.25")

Two favourite wired ribbon flowers combined in one project! A charming rose flanked by cheerful pansies  will fill you with summery thoughts as you applique.

You will learn about the tools and tricks for needle-turn appliqué and fussy-cutting leaves, as well as embroidery for the stem.

Next, I will show you how to create the rose "petals" and the pansies, using dimensional wired ribbon for that gorgeous depth, colour and sheen. 

We will also discuss ideas and techniques for finishing your project, including reverse applique for the oval that frames the flowers.

This project is not as complicated as it looks, and you will be amazed at how much you can finish in just one day.