Today I want to share another master class. Perhaps someone will be interested in my method of embroidery of poinsettia petals. I came up with this method myself, but I do not exclude that there is already something similar on the Internet somewhere. With this method of embroidery, the petals keep their shape very well.
For work, you will need fabric for the base; 2.5cm wide satin ribbon in red or burgundy for the flower and green for the leaves; ribbon 0.3 cm green; strings of floss brown and yellow.
We draw the scheme.
With a circle, we define the core of the flower, draw four perpendicular rays from the circle.
Between the resulting rays draw four more.
You can draw points on the tips of the rays.
We begin to embroider petals.
We draw the needle with the ribbon on the front side of the embroidery. We measure the approximate length of the petal (the drawn dots in the diagram will help here) and in this place, we turn one edge of the ribbon out.
Now turn away the other edge of the tape from the top to the first.
Pull the needle with the ribbon through the cuffs.
Holding the petal with one hand, strongly stretch the ribbon with the other hand.
It turns out like this.
Now we draw the needle with the tape on the wrong side at the intended point. It is better to hold the petal when pulling through the fabric (so as not to lose shape).
We sew the core with a 0.3 cm ribbon in a French knot.
Here I have a nodule in one turn, but since the petals of flowers are large, it is better to embroider the French knot in two turns with a ribbon.
Between knots, embroider loops with floss threads (connecting two colors), then cut the loops.
Here the photo is not very good but approximately seen.
The leaves can be embroidered in the same way as the petals, only the tips of the leaves can be inserted deeper into the fabric.
Thanks to everyone who has a look!