Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bias Cut Silk Ribbon Embroidered vase

This is an embroidered vintage image, using bias-cut silk ribbon. The image is 5"x7". I printed a  RibbonSmyth vintage bouquet image onto cotton poplin fabric. This piece would make a great little cushion using teal silk doupioni and a vintage fringe edgeing . But the cotton needs a severe pressing first and a better photographer. For bias-cut silk work, use our Hannah 1/2" wide bias-cut silk ribbon and  a large eye needle. The ribbon will continue to fray on the edges, which is the inherent appeal of using bias-cut silk. I embroidered this piece with a  13 Chenille needle. The stitches are simple straight stitches or a Japanese Ribbon Stitch. After creating flowers with the silk ribbon, I used Scalamandre silk threads for the stem work and finished by couching gold metal cording for the vase design.

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