Monday, 13 July 2009

Ribbon Flowers
I was recently invited to post a favourite ribbon embroidery on
so I chose this one.
It was one of the early ones I did - and one of only a few I have framed.

.... and cross stich ....
As I still need more greetings cards - see previous post - I made a cross stitch background, copied and saved it to print onto textured card and then I can top stitch, so making several cards fairly quickly.
Next I completed the original stitching to make a more special card.
The pattern is from an old CrossStitcher magazine.

This is a print of the background - cross stitch looks good printed on textured card, better than it appears here.
I'll pin prick the top design before stitching with a single thread.


Maureen said...

Lovely Connie, I really like to do ribbon embroidery now that I have learnt how to do the flowers.

Murgelchen94 said...

The ribbon embroidery is lovely.
I will learn it, soon.
Your arm is better?

Gilly said...

That ribbon embroidery looks so pretty! Maybe even I could learn to do it!

Michelle said...

Oh I love it. The ribbon embroidery is just beautiful. I hope you are feeling better. Thinking about you today.

libbyquilter said...

your ribbon embroidery is fabulous~!~
i've just begun doing a tiny bit of experimenting with it recently and have a long way to go before mine looks this good~although i did find it enjoyable and it seems to work up quite quickly~!!~

thank you for your recent visit to my blog. i enjoyed reading your comment~!~ hope the paints and nail varnish are providing some fun for you this a.m.~!!~



I just bought the book that Maureen showed me - on ribbon flower making - yours are very inspiring Connie!

Maria-Thérèse said...

Ribbon embroidery! I've been meaning to try that but I had forgotten about it. Would love to have a dress or skirt covered in it!

♥ maria-thérèse