Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Rosy Ribbons Biscornu

I've been continuing to play around with a bit of ribbon embroidery and had a fancy to use ribbons in a biscornu. What do you think of the end result?


I started out with the chart for Carol Tinson's Peachy Biscornu which I stitched a while ago. I changed one of the floss colours to match the ribbons better and stitched the central flowery ring. In each of the corners of the top fabric square I then stitched a mixture of spider web roses and detached chain stitches to make a colourful, textured design. I deliberately made each corner slightly different, but using the same colours and stitches.

On the bottom fabric square I stitched a single spider web rose in each corner as they would be visible when the biscornu was made up.

When I whip stitched the two sides together, I added beads and Swarovski crystals as I wanted to give it a slightly luxurious look, which I think works quite well.

I'm pleased with the end result and although it's not perfect, it achieves what I set out to do.

20 comments:

Kathy A. said...

That is simply stunning girl. You have made that little biscornu into a work of art.

Barbara said...

Not perfect? It's stunning!

Coni said...

This is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. Ever.

Julie said...

WOWZA!!!! that is stunning, well done you. Do i see a designer in the making???

Jennifer said...

I love it - it's absolutely gorgeous! The roses add a wonderful dimension and texture to the piece.

Daffycat said...

OMG! What do I think? I think I WANT IT! Awesome and lovely biscornu! If it ever needs a new home...

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous, congratulations

Mary said...

It's amazing! The colors and textures are beautiful.

NCPat said...

What a beautiful biscornu! Great idea!

DaisyGirl said...

It's absolutely beautiful! I'll be starting on your rr soon, almost have Cheryl's finished! Yeah!
Donna

Laura said...

Oooooh, I love your ribbony biscornu! And I was mesmerized by the moving slide show. It totally hypnotised me! Lovely!!

Andrea said...

Stunning!

Gillie said...

Lesley, What a treat to see on a very wet hunid morning here in chicago! I'm going to HAVE to get out those ribbons! The setting in the photography just adds to it.
gillie

Sally said...

Wow, Lesley, I love this!

Sonda in OR said...

It's beautiful! Your ribbonwork is perfect!

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tkdchick said...

You did a fantastic job you've mixed the two mediums beautifully!

Karin said...

It's gorgeous! I love the ribbon embroidery.

monique said...

That turned out very pretty!!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Very nice! I love the beaded lines and your ribbon flowers are beautiful!

MGM