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Hello Wednesday - Seam Binding Rose

Don't you just LOVE wednesday's? Say hello to wednesday  "hello wednesday" It's all downhill from now on to the weekend - yippee!!!

I told you I had been playing....

I have said it before and I will say it again - this seam binding ribbon is AWESOME!

This card is made with ribbon and card, I button and a piece of twine. When I saw Dorothy's ribbon cupcake it created a "light bulb" moment.  The idea popped into my head and was completed in under 15mins!!! And me the non cardmaker, but to be honest I did use a needle to make the rose and the ruffle. I walked into the warehouse yesterday holding the card and bumped into Rachie, "I like that, can I have it for Martens Valentine card?" - No make your own it is coming to Paris with me, what a cheek!!!

Dorothy will know how I created the Seam Binding Ribbon Rose - it is an embroidery stich called a Spiders Web Rose or a Cartwheel Rose, but rather than sewing on fabric I have used card. I put together a quick tutorial of how to make these roseS.


Gather the bits you need around you, scissors, large needle, tape, card and about one and half metres of seam binding ribbon.

On the card mark a five pointed star and the centre point. Thread the large needle with some thread, secure the thread on the back of the card with a piece of tape.  Sew through the holes to create what will look like Spiders Web or a Cart Wheel.

Secure the thread on the back of the card with another piece of tape.

Thread the seam Binding ribbon into the big needle and sew through the centre hole leaving a small length at the back of the card that you can stick down with some tape.

This is the front view.  Ribbon has come up through the centre hole, pass the needle under one of the threads.

Allow the ribbon to cover over the next thread then under the next.  IMPORTANT - you continue working in a clockwise direction at ALL times.

Pull the ribbon so it is tight in the centre, but not too tight that it puts strain on the threads.  Continue with the weaving technique of over one thread under the next thread.  As you have an odd number of threads (5) you will go round in a circle.

Keep going round, if you can still see the holes you need to continue.  Allow the ribbon to twist, this will create more interesting shape rose petals.

This rose is almost finished, it requires no more petals.

To finish, carefully take the needle back down through one of the holes. Secure the ribbon on the back with a piece of tape as before.

One finished Seam Binding Ribbon Rose - Simple.


Seam Binding Ribbon Rose Card

You can find all the colours of our Seam Binding Ribbon HERE.


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