Slow Stitchin’ on Sunday Mornings

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. The piece below was also featured in a blog post that I wrote for C&T Publishing, promoting my book Creative Embroidery, Mixing the Old with the New. It is a take-off on one of the Projects by Design, called Ribbons and Trims Squared.

Autumn Ribbons and Lace

Autumn Ribbons and Lace: This piece started with a piece of green silk fabric, which I collage-pieced with vintage jacquard ribbons and lengths of vintage lace. I sprinkled vignettes of silk ribbon embroidery and vintage buttons throughout the piece. The stitches are worked in 2mm, 4mm, and 7mm silk ribbon embroidery, and #8 and #12 perle cotton. Embellishments include, vintage celluloid and glass buttons, glass seed beads and glass charms.

Embroidery Details:

  • Border Row Stitches: Single feather stitch, chain stitch, chain stitch double, and stem stitch
  • Detail Stitch: Lazy daisy stitch, French knot stitch, and pistil stitch
  • Silk Embroidery Stitches: Woven rose stitch, woven rose stitch variation, Ellen Matilda’s rose stitch, French knot bud stitch, ribbon stitch, padded straight stitch, lazy daisy stitch, and French knot stitch
  • Beaded Embroidery Stitches: Single bead stitch, stacked bead stitch

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.

If you click on the link, you will receive $20.00 off the price of the four hour event.

Happy Stitching to you all! ~Christen

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