Each kit includes ~ one fusible 4"x6" card, one French Fusible Post Card Back, two 6" pieces of fabric to include plaid taffeta and red moire taffeta, 6" of snowflake garland, one fusible Christmas vintage image, one brass gift box charm, one crystal and gold button, 8" metallic red pearl strand, 5 yards of Scalamandre gold pearl cotton and a color photo of the card with simple instructions. I added a small crimson velvet bow and green silk ribbon stitches around the brass charm gift box.
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.
Received a BFA in art, lithography, and marketing.
Earned Couture Level Beading and Embroidery Certification from The House of Lesage in Paris, France.
Have written articles for creative magazines in the US and UK. Designed booklets, patterns and kits for Simplicity, McCall's, Better Homes and Gardens, Bucilla and Plaid Enterprises. Produced and appeared in videos for creative arts clients.
Have appeared in a variety of TV segments on QVC, HSN, Discovery Channel and Aleene's.
Wrote "The Complete Guide to Silk Ribbon Embroidery" and "The New Ribbon Embroidery".
Teach embroidery and surface design classes nationally and internationally.
Fortunate to have a studio at our farm.