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[Doll] Capelet 
25th-Sep-2010 09:39 pm

I finished a simple capelet for Laeticia, with little pink silk ribbon embroidery twirl roses and white French knots along the edges.

Twirl roses may look a lot simpler than the spiderweb rose, but there's a fair bit of skill that goes into twisting the ribbon.

On the other hand, I gave sewing a bullion rose a go.

These are a lot harder! I must be using the wrong needle or thread, but sewing that one bullion rose had me cursing and swearing at the stretched fabric. I think I might stick to silk ribbon embroidery next time.

I am looking for a good supplier of silk ribbon though (ie. doesn't charge me an arm and a leg for shipping). Anyone with recommendations?
26th-Sep-2010 03:05 am (UTC)
Oh my- Bullion roses are sooo hard. That's why I don't do them lol They always come out uneven and weird for me... But yours came out really nice!! And I love that capelet on her >_< Perfect!! The only roses that I know how to make is the spider web one.. I really wanted to try out the twirl roses and the folded roses too, but I've been lazy :-S
26th-Sep-2010 09:10 pm (UTC)
Unless I get a needle that will help with the wrapping, I think I'll be sticking to silk ribbon embroidery. Spiderwebs are almost fail-proof. Try sewing the twirl rose. And thanks! Poor Laeticia needs more clothes. :p
27th-Sep-2010 06:11 am (UTC)
I've never been able to do bullion embroidery. Gives me the irrits and looks awful when I'm done.

Give me ribbon embroidery any day.
28th-Sep-2010 12:33 pm (UTC)
Agreed. Silk ribbon embroidery is much simpler.
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