Silk 3 times

Looking back and looking ahead

Looking back and looking ahead

The Silk 3 times project is finished. This was my very first silk ribbon embroidery project and I chose to keep it simple. Often simple is equated with plain. With silk ribbon, simple does NOT mean plain! This piece has style, color, texture galore and it is simply beautiful! Over the top pretty! It’s possible […]


Silk 3 times – thread flowers

Silk 3 times - thread flowers

When necessity becomes the mother of invention, sometimes the results can be less than perfect and sometimes… it’s wonderful! My stitching  budget is rather tight right now with the Royal School of Needlework course coming up, the supplies I’ll need and the wool I’ve ordered for the screen project…anyway, I’m not buying a*n*y*t*h*i*n*g until I’m […]


Silk 3 times: first flowers

Silk 3 times: first flowers

These ribbon flowers are all about layers: layers of stitches and colors. Stitching layers of the simple ribbon stitch creates the texture that reminds me of the petals of a flower. Using ribbon that’s been hand dyed from Thread Gatherer varies the color randomly as the ribbon shifts from one shade to the next, just as the petals […]


Silk 3 time: lovely leaves

Silk 3 time: lovely leaves

This is so much fun to stitch! Each stitch of these lovely leaves is a group of simple ribbon stitches – the easiest stitch of all, I imagine. The result is so romantic and the leaves have so much texture. The two leaves in the photo below are at the top of the design. I’ve […]


I LOVE Ribbon!!!

I LOVE Ribbon!!!

On the way home from grocery shopping on Saturday, I asked my husband if he thought my ribbon embroidery book would arrive….finally. He gently said, No, probably not just yet. (He hates to see me disappointed). I resigned myself to waiting a bit longer to begin the ribbon part of the 3 silks piece. However, […]


Silk 3 times

Silk 3 times

Silk fabric, silk thread and silk ribbon. Silk three times. Silk ribbon embroidery is beautiful and I’ve never tried it. Blackwork is beautiful and I’d never tried that either and, considering that it worked out rather well, I’m up for another new adventure in stitching! I was inspired by this darling little purse on the […]