Sunday, March 29, 2009

Silk Ribbon Flowers

One of my favorite looking embroidery technique is silk ribbon. This type of needlework is best for flowers and is rather quick moving as a nice embroidered project can be. Here are some of the commonly used stitches in making the flowers. Obviously the straight stitch is done in two parts and usually this is the stem stitch when talking about floss or crewel work. The back stitch again, looks like the completed stem stitch but the loose alteration of these stitches are to provide a easier placement of the ribbon. Both stitches, along with the split stitch, are used in outlining. The other three illustrated stitches are pretty self explanatory.
I use silk ribbon application only on cloth that won't be washed frequently, washing destroys the dimension silk ribbon embroidery is known for.


Click on pincushion for a free silk ribbon project that is a perfect gift for the gardener AND the seamstress.

C&G Design

6 comments:

tina said...

It looks so easy but I can tell you I still can't do that doggoned French knot!

Jean said...

Those are fancy dancy garden gloves, very pretty.

Protector of Vintage said...

I have several silk embroidery kits and books. I have always wanted to learn this pretty craft, but I haven't made much progress!!

TattingChic said...

Oh, I SEW want to learn SRE (silk ribbon embroidery)!!! I have for the longest time! I want to do CQ-ing (crazy quilting) so I can add my tatted bits to it w/ the SRE! Love the little mini-tute! I'll be back to visit!

Hope you stop on by for my 1st Blogoversary/100th post celebration! I'm even having a giveaway! Do come on over! Everyone is invited!!! :)

Debbie said...

Hi Dawn....I have just started picking up embroidery. My Aunt taught me as a young child but I had forgotten how to do it. I recently made a crazy quilt pillow and did a bit on that. I would love to learn how to tat. I have some old linen books that show quite a bit of it. Good for you. I may not be back for a few days as I am sick with flu. Take care..

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