Saturday, January 14, 2012

Embellishing with Silk Ribbon

Earlier this week I received an email from a customer who had purchased our new 'Waves of Grain' hand-dyed fiber pack.  She loved the fibers in the pack, but asked 'what can I do with the silk ribbon'?  I promised to post a few examples of what we have done to embellish with silk ribbon (below). 
I hope this encourages all of you to experiment with silk ribbon and incorporate them into your embellishing.   

Waves of Grain, silk ribbon
 Pictured above, the closed fly stitch (the center of the leaf) and pistil stitch (3 stitches at the top of the leaf)

All fibers (excluding the wool) contained in the Waves of Grain Hand-dyed Fiber Pack were utilized in this leaf example 
Down center of the leaf is the closed fly stitch (with silken pearl) over the grosgrain ribbon in the fiber pack
The silk ribbon is used to couch the fiber along the outer edge of the leaf

For the really brave and experienced stitchers- above is where my mom has created flowers with silk ribbon.
If you have not had the opportunity to purchase this wonderful new pack, here is the link-

Wishing everyone a creative and relaxing weekend,

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful examples. I especially like the blue leaf with green detailing.