Friday, 16 April 2010

Ribbon rose tutorial

This was the project that I made for the technique demonstration at the Stampin' Up! Experience Event in the Pond Hotel in Glasgow. I showed how to make ribbon roses using our 5/8" grosgrain in Real Red.
Cut a 50cm length of grosgrain and fold in half, with the two halves at right angles as above.

Fold one half over the fold.

Repeat by folding the other half on top over the previous fold.

Continue folding over and over on top until the full length is folded.

Don't worry if it slips out of your fingers as you fold. Once its completely folded, hold tightly to the ends and release, giving a twist as shown in the photo above.

Hold tightly at the base and pull on one of the ends, it doesn't matter which one.

You will end up with a beautiful rose on the end of a long tail of ribbon. You may need to untwist the rose a little to arrange the petals.

Secure the rose with a couple of stitches at the base of the flower, then trim the ends of the ribbon. Use the flower to decorate your projects as desired.

I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial. Please leave me your comments with links to your own projects.


Vicki Conway said...

Wonderful, thanks Emma. You should do a video too!

Peg Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

As per the last post. so lovely

Abi Bundy said...

Absolutely beautiful Emma! :)