This is a fun quick project to make use of all those small pieces
of Dupion Silk we cannot bare to part with.
Crazy Patch Tassle Kit
Material: Completed 1 Crazy Patch Piece
this one is 11 x 7 cms . It needs to be long and wide enough to wrap the
covered wooden bead and allow for a 1 cm. seam allowance to close.
I over locked the sides to keep it firm and stop the fraying.
Covered Wooden Bead approx. 4 x 2 cms
wrap a small piece of pellon around the beads and tack it on.
4 mm. Silk Ribbon, Hand Dyed Lace Pieces, Beads, Embroidery Threads.
Step 1: Embellish the Patch Seams with embroidery Feather Stitch, Blanket Stitch
etc. on the seams with embroidery threads, laces and small seed beads.
Then add any Ribbon Embroidery Stitches you feel would suit.
Keep in mind a smaller flower would be more suitable in comparison to the size of the project.
Leave 1.5 cms each end to allow for the seam.
Spider Web Roses, Small Ribbon Stitch Flowers and Leaves,
Running Stitch Combination, French Knots are
Step 2: Right sides facing hand or machine stitch the side seams together forming a tube.
Turn right side out and place the wooden bead inside. Using matching double sewing thread
make a gathering stitch along the top, using the overlock area, pull the thread firm and
knot off. Repeat for the other end. You may wish to add a small amount of wadding to
both ends before doing this to give a more rounded shape.
Rosettes: 2 x 25 cm Rosettes + 1 x 16 cm. Rosette
Remove wire from the ribbon seams.
Cut 25cm. wide Ribbons into 125 cm lengths.
Cut 16 cm wide Ribbons to 80 cm. lengths.
This is one exception not to cut at an angle.
If available you may cover the edges with fraystop lightly to stop the
fraying as you work. Leave to dry before continuing.
Thread a length of Beading Thread on to your beading needle.
With beads make a loop for the top for hanging ( approx. 15 cms. in length).
Stitch one of the 25cm ribbon rosettes to the top of the tassle with
the beaded handle through the wooden bead and fasten off well.
With beading thread again make beaded tassle for the base
placing flower beads at the end of some of these.
The needle is taken through the beads to the required length
over the last bead and back through all the beads you just threaded,
knotting at the base of the tassle fabric.
With the flower beads use a seed bead in the same way to
hold the flower on. Continue in this way until you have the
number of tassles you require. ( I added 4 - 6 )
Place the tassles through the 25 cm rosette to the fabric, with the 16 cm.
rosette on the outer side. Stitch down well.
I have sketched a diagram to give you an idea if I have not explained
myself, clearly. For those of you with beading knowledge will probably handle
this much better than I.
For the beginner all these stitches are shown on caroldaisy.blogspot.com.
Welcome to my Blog Page for the store. I have been on the blog scene since 2009 as Carol Daisy ( Silk Ribbon Embroidery) encouraging embroiderers and beginners to learn this gorgeous style of embroidery.