Creating Ribbon Flowers: The Nicholas Kniel Approach to Design, Style, Technique & Inspiration
Nicholas Kniel, Timothy Wright
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Master the art of ribbon flowers!
Nicholas Kniel and Timothy Wright teach their method of creating gorgeous ribbon flowers in this collection of illustrated, step-by-step lessons. With only a few yards of ribbon, you can make the perfect embellishment for any garment, home decor item, wedding party and more.
- 33 flowers provide a wide range of options for any craft or sewing project.
- 9 project ideas inspire you to create popular ribbon flower items, such as corsages, boutonnieres, French bulletin boards, bouquets and hair pins, or to design your very own creations.
- 10 techniques describe how to prepare ribbons for use and how to finish the final flower with clips, pins and stems.
the Cockade from right to left, so you will start on the right side. If you are left-handed, simply reverse the direction. STEP 1 Remove any wire from both selvedges of your ribbon. The best way to do this is to have someone hold one end of the ribbon between the selvedges, while you hold the other end taut and pull the wire out. If it breaks, push it out through the selvedge where it has broken off and continue. Otherwise you can gather the ribbon off the wire bit by bit in your lap, but you
be the front of your petal when finished. Roll and tack with knots at the opposite corner on the fold in the same way. STEP 7 Turn the petal over and pleat both sides in at the bottom by creating a fold on the side and tacking it at an angle at the bottom. This gives the petal a pleasing pucker that is very realistic. Complete the other four in the same manner. STEP 8 Take a 4" × 4" (10cm × 10cm) square of crinoline with the corners rounded and pin the five outer petals to it in a circle. Allow
Pulled Wire Rose, with the exception of crinkling the ribbon beforehand. This extra step adds a new dimension to the flower, giving it a crushed, vintage look. Use wired taffeta for this rose, and don’t be afraid to really crush the ribbon! Materials Wired taffeta : If using 5⁄8"-wide (16mm-wide) ribbon, cut 1⁄2 yd. (46cm) If using 1"-wide (3cm-wide) ribbon, cut 1 yd. (.9m) If using 11⁄2"-wide (4cm-wide) ribbon cut 2 yds. (1.8m) If using 2"-wide (5cm-wide) or 3"-wide (8cm-wide) ribbon cut
continuing to the next step. STEP 3 Take a 4" × 4" (10cm × 10cm) square of crinoline with the corners rounded, and pin the five medallion petals in a circle with the sides touching. Arrange them evenly. Once you are satisfied with the arrangement, tack the medallion petals down, keeping your stitches at the center. When you have secured them, add a center jewel or button. Carefully trim away the excess crinoline underneath and pouf up the medallion petals with your fingers. Ruffle Cockade The
trim away the excess crinoline underneath. Can-Can Crinkle Flower We call this the Can-Can Crinkle Flower, because it looks like the underskirt of a Parisian cancan dancer. A unique-looking creation, this ribbon flower insists on being admired for both its beauty and its unusual design. For this flower, you can use wired taffeta in variegated or ombre. For the center berry, you can use taffeta, satin or velvet. Materials 21⁄4 yds. (2m) of 11⁄2"-wide (4cm-wide) wired taffeta Matching thread