Friday, February 14, 2014

happy valentine’s day…

I don’t have anything for vday, so, I’m showing you how I made these roses.  they can be used on cards, quilts, clothing, scarves, headbands, pillows—you can even frame them.

the dark pink rose is on a muslin bag, and the light pink is on a lace scarf.

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to make this rose: with thread, make a star shape.  then, just weave the ribbon over and under repeatedly, until the star is filled.  the bigger the star, the bigger the rose. 

for the smooth look below, use silk ribbon.  for the crinkled look, I use seam binding that I hand dyed.

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I found the instructions in this book, which I found at a 2nd hand book store.

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if you’d like to try these roses, here’s a great youtube video showing all the steps.

have a great valentine’s day, everyone!

sharing with common ground,shabby art boutique, and french country cottage, share your cup thursday

42 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this today! I always wanted to know how to make these. Happy Valentines Day!

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  2. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweetie, Lynn!! Love your roses…I have to give them a try (I have a roll of seam binding but will have to pick up some silk ribbon…thanks for the tutorial!!)

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  3. Amazing! And so pretty. I'll have to try this sometime.

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  4. Happy Valentine day Lynn. Love love love this tutorial!

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  5. Very pretty! Happy Valentines Day!

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  6. Love silk embroidery, but never have tried it. Yours are GORGEOUS with the crinkled seam binding. I think you've inspired me to finally give it a try. Thanks for the tutorial and Happy St. Valentines Day!!!

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  7. They are so pretty! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.. take care, Maryann

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  8. Lynn these are so pretty. Happy Valentine's Day. Stay warm and cozy.
    Kris

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  9. HI Lynn,

    These are so pretty and am loving them. Thank you for sharing how to make these....I see a lot of these in my future.
    Hugs, Lynnie

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  10. Oh I love these, Lynn! They look so real!!! Definitely going to give this a whirl! Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo laurie

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  11. Really cute Lynn ... yours looks beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Audrey Z.

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  12. Thank you for sharing your beautiful little roses and the link. Creative Stitching Bliss...

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  13. Thanks for sharing this--they are beautiful!

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  14. These are so pretty thanks for sharing, thank you.

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  15. I have made these before, but they didn't come out this pretty! I think yours are larger... I will have to give it another try!
    Happy weekend, Lynn!
    xo,
    Lin

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  16. Hi Lynn, Your ribbon roses are gorgeous. I love this type of style and what can be done with them to embellish. I have several books on this, but thank you for the you tube link and sharing. Just beautiful.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs

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  17. Fun tutorial! You scored when you picked up that book! These flowers go so well with your aesthetic! Hope you had a happy Valentine's Day!

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  18. Dear Sweet Lynn, these roses are so pretty and so easy . . . I love find tutorials like this, thank you so much for sharing.
    I'll be trying this very soon :)
    Happy Weekend.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  19. Lynn, these roses are gorgeous! I love that vintage seam binding and use it all the time. Thanks for sharing how to make them. Can't wait to try!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  20. Hi Lynn! Hope you had a fun Valentine's Day. My boys went to movie with their dad and I got to stay home and watch a chic flick. :) Fun! Happy Sunday!

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  21. Lynn, what beautiful roses! You did a great job :)
    Susan

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  22. So beautiful Lynn! Thank you for sharing!
    xx
    Anne

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  23. Beautiful roses! Have a great week!

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  24. Love these beautiful roses! I must try to make some soon!

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  25. These are gorgeous, you are such a multi talented person! ~Diane

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  26. Beautiful! I'll have to give it a try.

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  27. So pretty and thank you for sharing this today! Gives me some inspiration! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  28. I did some silk ribbon embroidery years ago but never sewed anything as pretty as these roses. I really love your hand-dyed roses, they're so gorgeous, so I'm going to have to pin this !

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  29. oh these are just beautiful! you always inspire me, Lynn!

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  30. thanks for the inspiration. I am going over to watch the video.

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  31. Hi Lynn: Those little roses are so pretty. I've watched the video and am going to attempt. Will let you know..Happy Thursday..Judy

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  32. I love silk ribbon embroidery, in fact I wore a denim shirt today that I had embroidered about 15 years ago. They embroidery holds up even thru washing. You did a beautiful job with your roses. I also love the photo you took of your studio with the App. I have it but did not think to photograph my studio!

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  33. Hi Lynn,
    I'm a new follower to your blog and am so excited to have found you. I had seen your angel wing and day bed photo on the web! Your work is so creative, inspiring and BEAUTIFUl!! And that rose is so pretty. Thank you for sharing. It will be fun to try it.
    Blessing to you,
    Tamara

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  34. I bought a ribbon book I bet 10 years ago and haven't made my first ribbon rose LOL

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  35. Hi Lynn sorry to visit you little late.There is lot more happening at Crystal Grandeur and you can visit to see what is about:)You are a creator and love those pretty roses.Happy week end to you...love sujatha...:):)

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  36. How beautiful your roses are Lynn! I especially love the hand dyed fabric you used. Gorgeous!

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  37. Your roses are very pretty! I probably would not sit down to make them unless I was doing it with someone else! My friend in Michigan use to make little tiny ones. So dainty! Nancy

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  38. Beautiful roses! It's a good inspiration for my flower's blog..

    Have a nice day,
    http://fantazje-kwiatowe.blogspot.com/

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