Saturday, June 18, 2011

My2Angels - Flower Tutorial

Baker's Twine Stitched Flowers

Hi girls, thought I would show you how to use some Baker's Twine to jazz up some paper blossoms. which you can purchase from Tracy at My2Angels by clicking on the links.  Pop on over and check it out as Tracy has a SALE on at the moment with some fantastic discounts off  papers, embellishments, ribbons, chipboard and felt.

You will have to bear with me as I am still very new to tutorials, so I hope I am explaining the steps in an easy to understand fashion.

To create these stitched flowers you just need a paper blossom and a length of baker's twine.

Spider Web Flower

Take your threaded length of baker's twine and stitch through the centre of the blossom from back to the front, securing at back away from the centre.
Place the twine between the petals and stitch back through the centre.  Keep stitching until you get back to where you started with needle coming up from the back of the flower through the centre to the front.
 Thread the needle under and over the spokes of the twine going round and round
until you are happy with the width of the centre and stitch through to the back of the flower and secure.  SO EASY!!!

Stitched Blossom with Centre Knot

This flower is similar to the first, in that you follow the same 1st two steps to create the spokes with the baker's twine.
Loop the twine over the needle 3 times and pull taut.
Holding the thread taut and making sure the loops stay tight, thread the needle back through the centre
 to the back of the blossom
 pulling the twine tight until it forms a knot.
TIP:  The most important thing with the french knot is to keep the thread taut to get a nice even knot.

Have a little play with some blossoms and baker's twine.  You could group some french knots together for a textured centre or just use a running stitch and make your own design.  HAVE FUN!!

Cathy :))


  1. Gorgeous. LOVE these. THANKS SO MUCH for the tips. Have an awesome weekend too!

  2. AWESOME Cathy!!!! You are too clever!! Love these ideas. B-)))

  3. FABBO Cathy!! they both look Gr8, Thanks for Sharing.... you enjoy your weekend!!!!

  4. This is so sweet Cathy! Great tutorials & your flowers look fab - Happy Weekend :)

  5. Gorgeous idea Cathy. Nice to get some tips on how to jazz up the older embellishments and make them more fresh. I think I shall probably give this a try...Thanks for the tip!

  6. Oh Cathy you did an awesome job with the tute, gorgeous stitching with the twine, I am so going to try this. Melx

  7. how cool do they them...going to try these