As a new blogger, I was well pleased to receive comments on my Courgette Flower Bag, so here is a post explaining a bit more.
I started by making each petal separately using Corded Brussels stitch and including the odd bead here and there. I'd taken photos and did some watercolour sketches first, to get a feel for the shapes and colours.
Then I attached them together using a simple cordonnette technique. Then, I finished the tops of the petals with Cinq-Point-de-Venise, and laced the yellow ribbon through holes I'd left in the Corded Brussels at the waist of each petal.
Here are some links to needlelace resources...
A bit of history and technique
Or you can simply Google "needlelace" and work your way through as I am doing now... Enjoy!