Each month I have tried to do an example of how to utilize the fibers in our new hand dyed fiber packs. I am running a bit behind due to Cincinnati, but thought I had better get my act together since May is just days away.
April's pack is 'Dusty Plum', and includes:
Hand Dyed 4mm 100% Silk Ribbon
Hand dyed 1/4" Velvet Ribbon
Hand Dyed Skein of Flax (100% linen)
Hand Dyed Skein of Oriental Linen (52% silk 48% linen)
Hand Dyed, Exclusive Color, Skein of Silken Pearl (100% cordonnet twist silk)
Around the outer edge of the main leaf I used a 'Whipped Running Stitch'.
I utilized the flax for the foundation stitch, and the silk ribbon for weaving.
I stitched the sides of the 1/4" velvet ribbon together, and then stitched it in place down the center of the leaf.
To the right of the velvet ribbon, I stitched 'Bullion's' with the silken pearl.
On the right edge of the half leaf I used the 'Raised Chain Band'.
I used the oriental linen for the parallel stitches and the flax for the braid.
Down the left half of the main leaf I used the 'Pekinese Stitch'.
Oriental linen is used for the backstitch, interlaced with the Silken Pearl.
Having never worked with the Oriental Linen or the Flax, and must say I really love both. The Oriental Linen is two toned and has a nubby texture, which added interest to the stitches. The Flax has a very earthy feel, and added great texture to the raised chain stitch.
Here is a link to all the available packs, http://www.suespargo.com/embellishments.html. A leaf example utilizing that months fibers, only, is pictured on the website beside each pack.