How to Make a Silk Ribbon Embroidery Iris

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Iris Flower

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Iris Flower

Here’s a look at how to make 3 different types of iris flowers using silk ribbon embroidery. I love silk ribbon embroidery because it adds such depth and texture to whatever you choose to create. Unlike cross-stitch and needlepoint where the stitches are very flat, using silk ribbon lets you play around with the designs more and take a “free-hand” approach to your project.

I love this tutorial by Crafty Attic because she does a beautiful job showing you how to create a cluster of Iris flowers. And best of all, I love this tip that I learned.

TIP: Do all of your embroidery using white silk ribbon and then use Pro Marker pens to color the ribbon. Not only does this allow you to just keep one color of ribbon on hand rather than dozens, it also lets you blend your colors and get a much more realistic looking flower.

How to Make Silk Ribbon Iris

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Silk Ribbon Embroidery Flowers

silk ribbon embroidery flowers

Take a basic picture and turn it into a piece of art using silk ribbon embroidery.  Unlike embroidery done with traditional thread, working with silk lets you create a variety of shapes and looks.  For instance, the ribbon lets you create hair and features that need the sense of movement.  It also adds depth and a multidimensional look.

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Flowers

silk ribbon embroidery flowers

At Dicraft you can learn how to master silk ribbon embroidery.  On top of having both short and long tutorials, they also have free templates that you can use to test your skills and create a beautiful display piece.

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