a lovely new printed panel for silk ribbon and creative embroidery.A Summer's Afternoon
– A classic that will be loved by many.
This sweet design will take you back to your childhood and it’s a perfect project to make for yourself or a special friend! It makes a lovely cover for a needlebook or mini journal.
The size of the design is 10.5 x 7 cm (4.13 x 2.75 inches)– a perfect size to embroider, not too big, not too small and perfect for a needlebook cover
The artwork is printed, in full colour, onto a larger 100% linen cloth — big enough to fit in your hoop or frame.
Ideas for this Silk Ribbon Embroidery pattern/design/print
The idea is to cover the flowers and any other detail in the design with embroidery stitches. The beginner can use simple stitches such as Lazy Daisy, French Knots, backstitch, chain- or stem stitches to fill in the painted areas. The more advanced embroidered can use any stitch she likes to enhance the design with spectacular effect! There are very few rules here — do as you please and embroider your own masterpiece! Use the painted detail as a guide when choosing colour or texture. Or you are welcome to buy the kit with step-by-step instructions, threads, ribbons and everything else that you need. You could use the kit along with this panel (as a second panel) to make two embroideries if you like.
Cover the flowers and leaves (and any detail you like) with stitches to enhance and add dimension. Not one completed design will look the same as another, allowing for your unique creation. For a quicker project, simply leave it as is and allow the watercolour to show through.
About Threads, Yarns and Ribbons for this Silk Ribbon Embroidery pattern/design/print
Use 6-strand embroidery cotton, silk or rayon threads. Perlé 8 or 12 will work beautifully on this design too. We use threads from the Chameleon, Maxi Mouline, DMC and Rajmahal ranges.
Silk and organza ribbons are from Di van Niekerk's beautiful range and there are more than 130 gorgeous colours in different widths. You will find more information about the ribbons on this page
of our website.
Different yarns, fibres and wools work well amongst the treads and ribbon stitches and here is your chance to use up all the surplus supplies that you have hoarded over the years!
There are no instructions, and you can use your own artistic license or you can buy the complete kit for your convenience. The helpful thing about this panel is that it is printed in full colour onto heirloom-quality cloth, and you can embroider as little or as much detail as you like, depending on the time that you have at your disposal.
Have fun! We would so love to see your creation. When posting on Instagram
, please use the hashtag #inspiredbydicraft
then everyone can see it!
Silk Ribbon Embroidery of the completed piece if you buy the complete kit.
Don't you just love it?