Good morning. Gina Barrett (Gina-B Silkworks) had some great shows on Hochanda TV on Sunday (17th March 2019). The first show was with the FAB ribbon flower ruching tools. If you missed it they do keep the video up online (https://www.hochanda.com/) for a couple of weeks (go to TV schedule, select Sun 17th Mar – click watch button next to show listing).
These are fantastic tools for quickly marking out ribbon with a variety of ruching patterns. Simply stitch along the marked lines and gather to create gorgeous ruched trims and flowers. Gina has also put up a Flower Comb instructional video on her YouTube Channel so you can see how the Flower Combs work.
The combs can also be used to mark out stitching guide lines for quilting, pleating and smocking designs too.
I have had so much fun creating samples for the show and have lots to share over the next few days.
Woven Floral Bangle with Ribbon Ruched Flower
To create the woven bangle I used the Beadalon Bangle Weaver Tool (Beads Direct), recycled sari silk strips, monofilament and a few beads.
I have already blogged full instructions on using the bangle weaver tool.
I used the Rococo Flower Comb set (Gina B Silkworks) to create the satin ribbon flower embellishment; ribbons varying in width from 15mm to 3.5cm. The flower centre was finished with microbeads and a pearl cabochon, glued in place with Fevicryl (glue designed to stick beads and gems to fabric).
Off to write up blogs for my other samples. Back soon xxx.