Silk ribbon embroidery

Continuing with my small samples using traditional techniques, I tried some embroidery with silk ribbon.  This was popular in the eighteenth century and then had a bit of a revival in the nineteenth century.  The ribbon I used is 3mm wide, and the green is hand-dyed:

This is worked on pale gold dupion silk, with stem stitch embroidered for the stems and french knots for the flower centres.  It measures about 3″ total length.

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6 Responses to Silk ribbon embroidery

  1. Amo House says:

    Well, you're really having fun playing with a little of everything, aren't you? lolGreat little flowers.

  2. Deborah says:

    Beautiful! I also love your ring pincushion!

  3. karen says:

    beautiful and so very delicate.

  4. Karin says:

    Lovely. I´m trying some traditional embroidery myself and really enjoy it. Never did ribbon embroidery so far – another one on my list…Did you learn all those traditional techniques or are you self tought? It all looks very precise and well planned.

  5. maggi says:

    The ribbon creates such lovely flowers.

  6. Karen Turner says:

    Thanks… Amo, having lots of fun 🙂 Karin, I'm self taught (from books) – I like to work on my own.

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