In these posts I want to share some of my favorite pieces, which will include wall hangings, small works, pillows, purses, and just because pieces. Here is a collection of 3 pillows and 1 small wallhanging. I am calling this grouping “Easter Parade”, because the colors remind me of dyeing eggs with food coloring, candy coated almonds, and jelly beans!
Marie Antoinette’s Boudoir Pillows: These two pillows are both strip-pieced with the same striped and solid colored silk fabrics. Both pillows include a beautiful vintage jacquard ribbon, and pillow B also includes a few pieces of vintage silk lace. Both pillows are worked in silk ribbon embroidery stitches, lots and lots of silk ribbon embroidery stitches. The stitches were worked in silk embroidery ribbon sizes 2mm, 4mm, 7mm, and cotton and silk embroidery threads.
Colors of Spring Silk Pillow: This pillow was crazy strip- pieced with the same striped and solid colored silk fabrics as the first two pillows, with additional solid colored silk fabrics. The embroidery is worked over the seams, with vignettes sprinkled throughout the pillow. The stitches were worked in silk embroidery ribbon sizes 2mm, 4mm, 7mm, and cotton and silk embroidery threads.
Charlottes’ Webs: This wallhanging was pieced together with the left-over scraps from the first three pieces. I pieced sections of small bits together onto a foundation of muslin. I re-assembled these strips onto a base of cotton batting, then placed and stitched lengths of satin ribbon to cover the raw edges of the strips. The stitches were worked in silk embroidery ribbon sizes 2mm, 4mm, 7mm in vignettes, and include ribbonwork rosettes. Additional stitches were worked in cotton and silk embroidery threads, and include vintage mother-of-pearl buttons and charms; glass beads, buttons, and charms.
Want to learn more about embroidery, and specifically silk ribbon embroidery?
I will be the keynote speaker for the Creative Spark, EMBROIDERY EXTRAVAGANZA! I will also be teaching a class on SILK RIBBON EMBROIDERY.
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Happy Stitching to you all! ~Christen
love those ribbon embroidery roses
Thank you, me too!