Monday, June 23, 2008

Fun with Ribbons

I've been meaning for ages to have a go at ribbon embroidery and have had at the back of my mind that I really need to make something for my son's teachers' end of year gifts. Over the weekend I managed to combine the two and am really pleased with the end result!

This one is based on a design in issue no. 80 of Classic Stitches magazine, which also provided the inspiration for the finishing.


The second comes from a design in The Ribbon Embroidery Bible. I really like this one - the ribbon colours almost glow! I'll have to make at least 2 more.

All in all a very quick and successful little project!

10 comments:

Barbara said...

Wow, those are just so incredible!!!

brokenfairy said...

Wow,Just had to stop by and say those are brilliant!!

Sally said...

Wow, Lesley, they are gorgeous!

Paula said...

They lokk great.

Kitty said...

Gosh, those are very pretty - was it difficult? x

Julie said...

Lucky teachers, wish i was a teacher LOL - gorgeous Lesley, well done

Wendy said...

Beautiful!!! I tried ribbon embroidery....with no success :-(

monique said...

Really pretty! I've been wanting to try ribbon embroidery, too.

Mary said...

Lovely work! They will make great gifts!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

These are fabulous!! Also - have you seen Judith Baker Montano's books on Silk Ribbon Embroidery? That's what got me started - but I used the stuff for needlepoint embellishment. I especially like "Elegant Stitches."