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« on: June 16, 2006 09:41:30 AM »

I finally finished a longstanding project: six napkins and a challah cover done in ribbon embroidery.




I used designs from this book: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0486298183/sr=8-1/qid=1150475900/ref=sr_1_1/002-3518304-2989615?%5Fencoding=UTF8  It has all the info you need on how to do the stitches etc.  One of the things I like about this medium is that it works up relatively quickly because the ribbon covers so much area.
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2006 12:11:40 PM »

oh they are so beautiful, lovely designs. I really like ribbon embroidery it is so sumptuous.
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2006 12:53:33 PM »

that cool looking, I wouldn't even know where to start with that...Is it hard?
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2006 02:55:47 PM »

That just looks spectacular!  I love the way that ribbon really adds a lot of dimension to the designs.  Did you do this from a kit at all, or did you pick out all that lovely ribbon yourself?
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2006 03:46:04 PM »

that cool looking, I wouldn't even know where to start with that...Is it hard?

This was my first ribbon embroidery project, and I taught myself from the Dover book I mentioned above.  It has general info on how to secure your ribbon to the needle and to the fabric, ironing ribbon before using it, etc.  It also has instructions for all the stitches used in the patterns.  I needed a little help from other sources for stem stitch and French knots, but otherwise this book told me everything I needed to know.  you have to be easy-going with yourself, because part of the charm is that it isn't even or perfect-looking.  I highly recommend trying it if you like the look!
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2006 03:48:34 PM »

Did you do this from a kit at all, or did you pick out all that lovely ribbon yourself?
I used published designs (iron-on transfers) but I chose my own colors.  I started with just a few soft colors, then discovered I needed more to finish the big bouquet.  I picked colors as I went along, and I'm not 100% satisfied with my choices (like, maybe the wheat ears should be more golden).  Next time I might chart the colors out on paper before starting.
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2006 03:38:22 AM »

Wow! This is great stuff for your first time.
I haven't seen the book you mentioned. Do you recommend it?
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2006 09:57:05 AM »

Wow! This is great stuff for your first time.
I haven't seen the book you mentioned. Do you recommend it?
Thanks!

It's not a big book -- 24 pages of transfers and 8 of instructions.  But at $6 it's a great, affordable introduction.
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2006 11:42:40 AM »

Lovely!  I've always loved ribbon embroidery.  I have shied away from it because I have so much embroidery floss, and I'm not sure about investing in all that silk ribbon.  It sure is nice!   
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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2006 11:53:39 AM »

Absolutely stunningly beautiful!
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