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Friday, March 6, 2009

Cabbage Roses

I’m enamored with this particular ribbon flower design. Although a bit tedious, the process is very simple. One can easily be created in an evening, using one 3-yard spool of wired 1-1/2” polyester ribbon. This particular flower also looks lovely as a 5-petal flower with a button center. If antique shades of ribbon are used, this flower is lovely in a "squashed" state, suggesting an antique embellishment that has been stored in a trunk for many decades.

Mom and I will be teaching this class at Echo Artworks in April, and we will also be sharing this technique with the Lunch Ladies at our next art party. Although I love silk ribbon flowers, I greatly enjoy being able to create such an extravagant-looking flower using inexpensive polyester ribbon. I never thought I'd say this, but... "Let's Hear it for Polyester!"

3 comments:

Lyneen said...

I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NET PARTY!!!! TFS

Beth Niquette said...

How absolutely beautiful! Very elegant. I love your photo, too.

Miki said...

I am so excited about our upcoming art party! These are gorgeous!