Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ribbon flowers

This is for you. The solution I found for a tatting riddle.
There are more of them, for sure. I mentally tatted 3 of them, I tested only one.
There you go.
All you need: 2 shuttles, one filled with ribbon, the other one with thread, crochet hook. Scissors. Forgot about them.
I will not make any pattern I will just "show the way" how to do it. The rest is up to you to adjust.
I worked with organza 0,5 mm wideribbon and 20 Penny polyester thread.
Why organza? because it has a fine texture. Any other ribbon for embroidery would do it.
Make a gauge for the ribbon. I made mine of 1 cm.

You will make only chains. 
Take the gauge and make witht he ribbon the inner petal. Roll right  1 or 2 times the thread at the base of this petal. Remove the gauge, take the shuttle with the organza thread and start tatting the chain. Careful not to diform the measured ribbon. And I strongly advice you to snug in time. You cannot tighten this chain after some ds.  
When you reach the upper part of the inner petal, you make a Catherine Wheel join, so the organza ribbon remains a continous thread trapped in the join. 

Finish the chain. 
You will join the 2 sides of this chain to form the ring with the thread from the roll part you did when you started the petal. secure this join and then make a slt with the ribbon. Start over. 

Hope it helps. It is not so wasy to get it nice from the first try, but it works! Have fun. 


  1. quindi prima fai misura interna, poi l'organza è lavorata ...internamente .....come 2 filo? fantastca!

    1. Si. Ho trovato un'altra soluzione. La provo domani. Buon lavoro, Fortuna Creazioni.

  2. Looks interesting will also have to try this.

  3. Wow Corina bellissimo. È molto interessante questa lavorazione. Voglio provare!

  4. I love your vivid imagination, Corina. Could you work out another example. i don't see the purpose or possibilities well enough.

    1. Tally Tally, not quite imagination. There is a Japanese tatting site where those roses were presented, no instruction how to make them. I just found 1 way to do it:
      The question arised to during the on-line tatting classes...

  5. OMG, WOW ! Such a simple yet elegant & very applicable technique ! You do have a very creative mind, Corina, & loads of talent ! This is yet another technique/style I will put in my to-learn folder. Thank you for sharing the process.

  6. Una excelente idea. Me gusta muchísimo.
    Eres una artista Corina. Muchas gracias por compartirlo.
    Un cariñoso saludo.

  7. Corina, please come and guest teach this method for class!

  8. Es muy lindo como que el pétalo,lo voy a intentar,gracias por darnos la explicacion

  9. Great! I like reading your post. Why not get Satin Ribbon for your project?

  10. Me ha encantado la flor con cinta,no lo he hecho,pero me voy a aplicar e intentarlo,espero el resultado sea excelente
    Gracias por la guia