Ribbon embroidery. Have you tried it? It did pose a little bit of a problem for me. Ribbon embroidery is usually done with silk ribbon, but I'm a vegan so I wouldn't want to use silk. So the search was on for something that would behave like the silk ribbon. Our own Christine suggested using organza/organdy ribbon and that's what I ended up using. 6 mm ribbon in some funky colours.
It may have been possible to pull silk ribbon through a lighter weight fabric but I guess I shall never know. I love the contrast between the ribbon in bright colours and the heavy linen. It really makes the colours pop.
Have you tried ribbon embroidery? What did you think of it? And what have you used it for?
What are you stitching? Please share in the &Stitches Flickr group. We'd love to see it!
I've not tried ribbon embroidery but yours is great. Love how bright and colourful it is!ReplyDelete
It could be a good introduction for children as I'm guessing it stitched up quicker than using floss? Quicker project satisfaction ;)
Thank you! It does work up quite quickly because you can cover larger areas faster. So it probably would a good... gateway techniques to get kids interested. ;-)Delete