How to make cute little flowers with silk ribbon
Loop stitch is ideal for making clusters of small flowers.
It is an easy stitch to do and French knots are added afterwards to form the stamens.
For this F monogram from my Embroidered Alphabets book, I used loop stitch for the little blue flowers.
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Step 1. Use 4, 7 or 13mm silk ribbon and make a small stitch, working over a spare tapestry needle or similar object.
Step 2. Make a loop stitch for each flower, forming the loops close together to create clusters of flowers.
Step 3. Use one strand of thread and add a French knot on each loop to form the centre of the flower.
Hint: You could use a small seed bead instead of a French knot.
See other ideas on loop stitch here
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