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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2007 09:08:27 AM »

I can't spot it and that's my fave!!
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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2007 09:36:00 AM »

It's funny how you spot your own mistakes and can't leave them. I am a picker I think. I have been known to unravel the whole thing because I can't stand the mess up I can spot. How many of you are like that?
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« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2007 04:35:30 PM »

thanks for naming the book --and for the closeups. is it a sort of woven spider web/wheel that you do?

and yes, i get very focused on mistakes and will rip out quite a lot if i'm making something "finished," like a present or something that I hope will have a long life. It's especially bad if i'm doing anything that requires counting threads. But if i'm just making a sampler or experimenting i try hard to move on and leave the mistake as is -- this became much easier after somebody passed on a comment from an embroidery teacher, pointing out that all the time you spend undoing your work is time you could have spent doing more work.

and  whatever "snafu" you see is invisible to me. you'll be the only one who notices because you are the only one who thinks that your work "should" look different than what's there. i think it's beautiful.
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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2007 04:49:28 PM »

I'm loving your roses!!!  I really need to try this.  I was happy to read that you were just using the inexpensive ribbon!  I have some of it already and buying the more expensive silk has been the one thing stopping me from doing this technique. (Since I would certainly have to practice, not having ever done any ribbon embroidery.)

Most beautiful...and I can't spot the mistake.  (The red and white is my favorite, by the way!)

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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2007 07:14:46 PM »

I'm loving your roses!!!  I really need to try this.  I was happy to read that you were just using the inexpensive ribbon!  I have some of it already and buying the more expensive silk has been the one thing stopping me from doing this technique. (Since I would certainly have to practice, not having ever done any ribbon embroidery.)

Most beautiful...and I can't spot the mistake.  (The red and white is my favorite, by the way!)

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« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2007 07:15:51 PM »

Except I like the pink ones the best!!!!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2007 07:16:18 AM »

I love ribbon embroidery. I'm amazed by it.
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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2007 06:08:06 PM »

Those roses are darling!
Nifty first attempt! (I wish my first embriodery looked as professional!)

(That book looks wonderful, I've been trying to find a good book of stitches. Thanks for posting it~)
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« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2007 06:20:07 PM »

Ribbon embroidery is fairly easy to do (moreso than floss embroidery in my experience).  The nice thing about it is that the ribbon is wide enough to cover any major mistakes you make, and as long as you don't pull it too tight, it usually looks great. 

Nice job on the roses!  They're one of the first things I did when I learned how to do ribbon embroidery.  Only thing I've found is that it's harder to find the supplies locally lately.  When I learned how to do it, supplies were everywhere. Now, I can't even find the ribbon at Michael's.

By the way,  Elegant Stitches, by Judith Montano, is a great ribbon embroidery guide (and her work is very inspirational).
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« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2007 06:26:17 PM »

Even though I haven't actually purchased the silk ribbon to do ribbon embroidery, I've noticed a marked decline in the supplies that the stores carry.  I guess hobbyists will have to order their supplies on-line until there is more of a demand for them.

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