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'Christmas Wreath' Silk Ribbon Embroidery Pattern

'Christmas Wreath' Silk Ribbon Embroidery Pattern

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Pattern and instruction PDF only

Techniques
8 ribbon stitches & beading

Fits 6-8 inch (15-20cm) hoop

With silk dupion fabric and pure silk ribbons

 

The term ‘silk ribbon embroidery’ refers to any embroidery done with silk ribbons.  It is a fantastic way to bring depth to embroidery and the ribbons have a lovely sheen.

Ribbon embroidery was popular during the Victorian era, appearing on all sorts of items from home furnishings to garments.  Once you have learnt the techniques there is no end to the possibilities!

This design explores lots of traditional flower stitches.  With some you take the ribbon through the fabric with a large needle; others are made by manipulating the ribbon with a fine thread.

You get full instructions for each stitch, with tips on how to achieve the best results, delivered in pdf format by email.

You will also need:  fabric (silk dupion or satin are good options), embroidery thread, assorted silk ribbons, needles.

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