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Blog > silk ribbon embroidery techniques by Di van Niekerk

Folded ribbon roses from Georgia

    Folded ribbon roses...     Hello stitching world ♥     On this beautiful Monday, I have a lovely piece to show you — Roses by Keti Navrozashvili from Tbilisi, Georgia in the Caucasus region of Eurasia….     Keti wrote to me  “My name is Keti; I am 37 years old from Georgia (a country). It is not a long time since Ribbon embroidery became by hobby and great...

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How to make a little nest….

  How to make a cute little nest..   Hello ♫♬♪ – can you believe it is weekend again.   Last week I taught you how to use woolly fibre for a little bird and I promised to show you how to make the little nest :)    Note:  This tutorial is from chapter 13 in my new Roses book... page 131.      Click on the image to enlarge the panel...

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How to use woolly fibre to create a little bird...

     How to use woolly fibre to create a little bird   Hello ♫♬♪ it’s weekend!     Today I will show you how to make a little bird with woolly fibre...    Click on the images to enlarge.   This method creates a fluffy texture…. and you won’t have to fill in all the detail, which will save you time :))     Note:  This tutorial is...

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Shaping stitches made in ribbon...

  Shaping stitches made with ribbon ....   Ever wondered how to make leaves and petals look more realistic?   Essentially, you can use needle, thread and tiny stitches to “show” the ribbon what you want it to do — how you want it positioned on the design.     Gently lift the stitch up off your work to see the shape on the printed panel. Use one strand...

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Folded ribbon roses...

  Some ideas for the Folded Ribbon Rose …   I received a message from a viewer on YouTube and she said:   “it’s super cute, thank you, after doing this can I take the rose from the fabric to put it in a hair clip? Do u have any ideas how to make it ?”   [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiBFITlZh8Y&feature=player_profilepage[/youtube]   So I replied that I would show her ideas of...

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A little Fairy....

  Good afternoon Stitching World ♫♬♪♫♬♪♫♬♪ …hope you are having a good day      Today I thought I would show you how to make a little girl’s hair and a lovely flower garland.       This example is from the little girl fairy in the Black Medick Fairies design from my Flower Fairy ™ book…   Embroider the hair   With two strands of medium brown silk thread work...

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A Favour

    A Favour   Good morning ♫♬♪♫♬   I just love the simplicity of this design.   Here, silk ribbon embroidery was used for the roses, the rose leaves and the green railing.         Simple stitches were used to embellish her dress and her hair was made by stitching it with locks of doll's hair used for porcelain doll-making.   It is such a lovely...

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Knotting ribbon ...

  Making a looped knot   Step 1 Thread the ribbon onto a needle.   To make a looped knot at the end of the ribbon: fold the long end of the ribbon once or twice and pierce it with the threaded needle....     Click on the images to enlarge                       Step 2 ....gently pull the needle through...

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Threading ribbon ...

    Threading ribbon:   Step 1 Use a chenille or tapestry needle that has a large (long) enough eye for the ribbon to fit into....   Click on images to enlarge                     Step 2 Pierce end of the ribbon that you inserted into the needle....                     Step 3 Pull the...

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A little lesson on Dreamscapes design – WH06 (the curtain)

Hi everybody – hope you are enjoying your Tuesday :) Today I thought I would teach you some of the sections from the  Dreamscapesdesign – WH06 (the curtain) [singlepic id=856 w=620 h=540 float=center] About the curtain The curtain was made with 38mm organza ribbon number 103. There are two drops for this curtain. 1. Cut two lengths of ribbon long enough to make a knot in the curtain —...

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