woven petal flower – flower embroidery tutorial
woven petal flower tutorial
This flower is completely done with weave stitch. You can use two different colors for the foundation and weaving stitches or all in one color. A variegated thread can lead to really interesting effects with this technique.
For the weaving part of this flower, it helps to use a blunt needle. You can also turn the needle and use the part where you normally hold the needle as if it was the pointy end. This way you don’t have to change threads and can use the pointy end as well as easily weave.
Of course, you can use the pointy end for weave stitches, too. But be careful to not pierce the base stitches when you weave under them.
Set the foundation stitches
First of all, set the foundation stitches for all petals. Begin with the center line of the first petal, then add two more stitches on each side.
In this tutorial, the flower consists of 3 larger and 3 smaller petals. However, this techniques can be used for various types of flowers.
Weave up and down
Then, weave up and down around the foundation stitches you did in the first step. After each row, stitch into the fabric so that every woven line is attached to the fabric on each side.
Avoid piercing through the foundation stitches as it will complicate your weaving process.
Tips & tricks
To end the weaving, stitch through the fabric for your last row.
In this tutorial, I used a light pink and a darker pink. For the bigger petals, the light pink acts as foundation stitches and the dark pink is woven. For the smaller petals, I did exactly the opposite.