Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Still Playing with Ribbons and Threads

I decided to try some bookmarks using ribbon embroidery.  In my Stitch Tool book I found the lovely iris stitch then invented a few others of my own based loosely on stitches in the book (loosely because I'm still learning how:)  Nevertheless I like the results.  I need some small things to sell at our spring show in April.

Then it was back to miniatures.   I stitched a tulip garden on this one.  I had started a tulip field using french knots but it took so much ribbon that I was afraid I would run out so I put it aside till I can order more ribbon and made this one instead.

This is one of my first attempts matted and framed.  I like it!

And I ended up making a large bag to pack my Down the Garden Path piece for our spring show.   The bag is about 30" x 25" and is the largest thing I have ever sewn by machine.  I lined it with batting and fabric.

Then I played around with silk threads on leafy fabric - It was fun but  I think I like the ribbon ones better.

Here's the last ribbon embroidery piece I finished.  I have a couple more bookmarks in progress then it's on to something new (or maybe a ufo).

This lovely mourning dove posing so nicely on my feeder is one of a pair that spend a lot of time in my yard.

This post is linked to the Needle and Thread Network WIP Wednesdays.  To see more work by Canadian fibre artists just click on the red button on the sidebar at right..


  1. I love all your ribbon flowers, especially the iris, all beautiful.

  2. Seems you got tired waiting for spring and have sewn one for yourself. Lovely embroideries!


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