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« on: June 05, 2014 12:02:48 PM »



I was given this kit as a Christmas present in December 2010. I'd never done any ribbon embroidery before so I went to embroidery class once a week and took about a year to finish it. 
I have to say it is one of the easiest ways to do flowers and much quicker than any thread work. It also often makes a more realistic flower and foliage.  The  silk ribbon is not cheap but it does cover the picture very quickly.

The reason I am only posting it now is that it has taken me this long to getting around to mounting it and having it framed. Roll Eyes

Here are a couple of close-ups of different parts of the picture.


The little half flower pot was bought extra. It was stuffed with nylon stocking and then embroidered with turkey knots before being attached to the picture.
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2014 02:10:05 PM »

It's absolutely wonderful!
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2014 06:46:46 PM »

Gorgeous! My aunt tried to teach me this technique once but I never got the hang of it. Great job!


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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2014 07:43:06 PM »

this is so lovely!   Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2014 02:26:31 AM »

Absolutely beautiful! Every detail makes this truly a piece of art. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2014 01:17:59 PM »

Wow! This is amazing. I love the flower pot detail.
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2014 01:24:07 PM »

This is absolutely amazing!  I feel really inspired by your beautiful embroidery and this impressive technique Smiley

I will have to look out for a ribbon embroidery kit myself so I can give it a try
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2014 02:58:15 PM »

Wow! That is absolutely beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2014 11:14:09 PM »

Many thanks everyone for your kind remarks.  If anyone is thinking of learning this technique I do suggest you find a teacher to start with, as ribbon does not behave exactly  like thread.  I tried looking at techniques online but didn't make any progress until I found a real life teacher. 
Having said which there are plenty of websites that show the techniques.  I used Di van Niekirk a lot for reference and inspiration. She shows you where this technique can really go. I'm just dabbling in the foothills (- and mixing my metaphors Wink)
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2014 11:24:19 PM »

Beautiful!  It looks like you did a lot of work.  Great job!
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