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13 October 2010

A Start Made

The skeletal stems are done, obviously. Whipped straight stitch for the main one (with all the curvy bits) and stem stitch for the other two, in 4mm ribbon.
Area done so far in close up…..
The two roses are on – the one I showed in the last post
and the new one I’ve just done


I really really love the second one (I like the first one too). The second was very easy, and done in Hanah hand dyed ribbons – a folded centre then spider webbing. The colours are so soft and vintage. (Pattern from A-Z Ribbon Work).
I over’ed when I should have under’ed, so have a black thread visible on the right, so I’ll have to unwind it and re-do it,
And the pansies are working well. Easy, but fiddly. Rayon bright yellow for the centres.
The green wired ombre ribbon from Vintage Vogue is magnificent. I’ve put in heaps of leaves, and intend to do lots more like that. I’ve put in another order to Vintage Vogue, and want to buy all Janet Stauffacher’s colours in 5/8” and 1”. They are only $2/yard. Their gloss just stands out so much – wonderful ribbon.
(so there’s the Vintage Vogue ribbons, and Rennaissance Wool I want to buy…… plus a few from Silk Mill……perhaps I should go buy a lottery ticket)
I’ve had viral and bacterial bronchitis for the last 5 weeks, so have been doing just one leaf or flower every few days.
I haven’t fixed the lacing yet. That’s too much like hard work in my current condition. But I will do it – hopefully before I progress too much futher. At least most things at attached at a single point, rather than being lines of stitching on the ground.
As Mary Corbet said – one of the good things about ribbonwork is the you can achieve a lot of affect for relatively little effort. :-)
The top has yet to be filled in, and all the leaves and pansies and buds further down the stalks…….

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Anonymous meri said...

Hope you feel better very, very soon!

I too love the second rose! It's beautiful.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010  
Blogger Susan Elliott said...

Slow and steady wins the race. It looks great! Hope you feel better...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010  
Blogger The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Beautiful! I love silk ribbon embroidery and am glad to hear about a new nice wired ribbon. Thanks.

Hope you are feeling better now.

Hugs from CH,

Wednesday, October 13, 2010  
Blogger Juels said...

Megan, it's beautiful! And, the background works well with the colors you are using for the SRE. And I love the colors in the 2nd rose, too.

Thursday, October 14, 2010  
Anonymous Rachel said...

It's looking great, and just goes to show what one leaf at a time can achieve!

Friday, October 15, 2010  
Anonymous dining room table said...

It is beautiful! I love the way you made the embroidery.
Hope you feel better soon.

Friday, October 15, 2010  
Blogger Kimberley said...

I really am sorry that you are feeling poorly, but am glad that your pretty flowers have been giving you such joy. They are truly beautiful, and very inspiring.

Friday, October 15, 2010  
Blogger Machteld said...

This is so beautiful!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010  

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