A big welcome to Tina from Verbena Blends! Thank you for being the guest stitcher today.
My name is Tina Quetot and I am the girl who makes all the things on my website VerbenaBlends.com, I do some embroidery work on my candles (they never melt or burn down.. so I can really accessorize/embellish them) and body creams, soaps. My favorite fragrance is Lemon Verbena.. I also create some yummy bakery food scent combinations as well...its a hobby/ passion!
I am a mom of 4. I have been making things for ever... could not wait to go spend my allowance as a kid at Ben Franklins on things like ribbon, fabric, buttons, etc and then go make doll clothes :)
I love embroidery work, and silk ribbon embroidery as well, I am self taught- it's such a great hobby/pastime, keeps your hands busy so you do not eat as much while watching tv, a great way to start my day as well as end it, with a bit of embroidery work every day :)
Today I'd like to share a special project with you, my hydrangea wreath.
This can be made as hydrangeas in any color .. or you can do them all in white adorned with a crhistmas bow .. as a snowball wreath :)
I have mine framed, but it would look great sewn/ glued on a box, or hanging on
a peice of slate...etc.
Okay. To begin, you simply just make small circles with a pencil onto white fabric about the size of a dime or nickel, then fill the circle in with French knots.
after you have made about 64, you have enough to do a wreath just as I did... I used the mirror from an old compact and glued it onto fabric. Then you cut out around your french knot circles just enough to sew them up tight, and they turn into little balls ... perfect when all clustered around the mirror.... and then some of them you will glue onto the mirror.
... or, if you choose, forget the whole mirror and leave it as is, or do a monogram... whatever you like.
I stitched in some leaves.... but you can also make leaves with ribbon.
To make with ribbon you simply fold the ribbon over itself forming a little loop and then twist together and then whip stitch that so it stays and cut... then sew in place :)