Saturday, August 25, 2007
Ladies' Finishing School--It's My Turn!
This coming week I'll be sharing about silk ribbon embroidery. This is such a fun needlecraft to do. It produces beautiful results in a short time, and looks as if you spent ages creating it. Very satisfying.
First, you need to find a piece on which you can work your own personal silk magic. Silk ribbon embroidery is washable on gentle cycle, perhaps in a laundry bag, or by hand. It is heavier than cotton thread embroidery, so your chosen piece needs to have a bit of weight to it. Possible items to embroider include:
Napkins, tablecloths, tablerunners, blouses, gowns, jackets, pillowcases, girls' dresses, pillowtops, fabric for framing (including small pieces of fabric for jewelry pins and pendants), vests, and evening bags. A hankerchief could support small amounts of silk ribbon embroidery, such as rose buds with cotton embroidery for the stems.
Figured out what you'll work on? I hope I've at least got the gears to moving for you.
Please come back for more about silk ribbon embroidery, and feel free to leave comments as we work our way through the steps this week.
Satin boudoir slippers with silk ribbon embroidery, c.1920, from Vintage Textile. These cost $550. Perhaps I should use these posts for Frugal Fridays! LOL