Saturday, June 15, 2013

Mokuba Ribbons and Braid

Mokuba Ribbons and braids are the best quality you can buy with a wide range of styles for the ribbon embroiderer.  The fringed ribbons make special edges on pincushions, needlecases and crazy patchwork projects while the flower trims add touches of wonderful colour when meandered through your work.

Monday, June 10, 2013

A love Affair with Silk Velvet

I was writing a profile piece for Creative Embroidery and Cross Stitch magazine and one of the questions to answer was "What was my favourite embroidery?".  I thought for awhile and then realized there wasn't one in particular but I have a real love of hand dyed silk velvet because of the lustre and the colours that pop out when it's folded.  That's why I always have my Divine Pears on display.  I never get tired of looking at the bloom on the velvet, it changes with the light in the room.  On the pears I have used a combination of Hanah silk ribbon flowers, silk ribbon and chenille threads embellished subtly with rosemontees and sequins.  
All my favourite things! (I think I have too many)