Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Silk Ribbon Embroidery

This post is inspired by the work of a little boy who did Silk Ribbon Embroidery. I was impressed by the neatness, color combinations and the fact that he finished it!!! Then his mother told me that it is very easy and anyone can do it. So that got me hooked...and I browsed for information on this very old form of fine art. Soon I learnt that it is true...anyone can do it and also it is not at all time consuming. I practised different stitches and finally stuck to the lazy daisy stitch for my table cloth project.

As in any other form of embroidery, SRE also has to start at some point and end at some point. Melissa's videos in her blog "http://honeybeesbliss.blogspot.com/2008/06/getting-started-in-silk-ribbon.html" was of great help and I followed all her instructions to the T.

The best part of SRE is that the ribbons come in so many beautiful shades and on a white/cream background they look lovely and you just can't go wrong!!!

Another reason that encouraged me to try out this craft was after I stumbled on Carol Daisy's blog "http://caroldaisy.blogspot.com/". Even the design on this tablecloth that I have tried is adapted from her silk ribbon embroidery on a christmas stocking. She has also put up tutorials for the basic stitches and different kinds of flowers. So for those of you who need inspiration...check out..!!!

Happy New Year and Happy Stitching...!!!

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