Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Velvet ribbon embroidered Valentine Heart

It's that time of year, when our creations feature heart motifs. This little velvet heart is 6 inches in length. We sell velvet grab bags with  assortments of velvet pieces  and I used  cinnamon velvet for this little piece.  Baste the heart  pattern outline onto a piece of velvet. Iron a fusible interfacing to the back of the velvet. I used all 7mm silk ribbons using a variegated pink ribbon for the flowers using only 3 stitches for the entire bouquet ~ Japanese Ribbon Stitch, Bullion Lazy Daisy and French Knot. The bottom rose is made with Japanese ribbon stitches. The little buds are made with a bullion lazy daisy and Japanese ribbon stitches layered over the lazy daisy. Fill in with green loose French knots. I added some of our vintage Japanese  mother of pearl disks. Every project takes on a vintage feel when using  bias-cut silk ribbon. Once the little heart had been filled with polyfil,  I added a braid to the edge of the heart.  Take a long length of bias-cut silk ribbon, fold in half, twist the ribbon and tack around the edge of the heart using gold metallic thread. Instant braid, affordably created. I tied a bow out of the bias-cut silk ribbon and tacked among the silk ribbon bouquet. 

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