Friday, February 8, 2013

Ribbon Embroidery and LOVE stitches!

Hello dear stitching friends and a warm welcome to my new followers - it is wonderful to have you here!  I don't have too much new stitching to share so I thought I would show you a piece of ribbon embroidery I did a few years ago.  This beautiful piece was featured in an Embroidery & Cross Stitch magazine and is designed by Helen Dafter (if I recall correctly!)


It is stitched on Dupion silk, which I coloured a very pale shade of green.  The broad pink silk ribbon is variegated - so beautiful!


Look at this cute little spider - I think he is my favourite part of the design :)


The colours in this piece are truly beautiful, a perfect Spring/Summer piece - and believe me - it has been hot here!  


I also love the clean lines of this design - definitely one of my favourite stitched pieces!  Here is the 'full picture':


On the cross stitching front, I have been working on a little gift for a friend, so I can't show that yet and I have also designed another chart with a 'Love' theme.  This piece is called 'Hanging LOVE' and the ePattern is available in my Etsy store.


I had a lot of fun with this one and really love the bright pink colours, it is now proudly on display for Valentine's day!


In other stitchy news - I am very excited to be meeting up with Michelle (StitchCraft Place) from the UK next week!  She is here in Cape Town visiting family and I just can't wait to meet her!  See you next week Michelle :)

That's it for now - have a wonderful weekend and Happy Stitching!

Michelle

17 comments:

butterfly said...

Love your ribbon stitch, and your love cross stitch I will have to stitch this one for next year it is so pretty and with butterflies a must for me , hugs.

Annie said...

Your embroidery is exquisite. You have such a wealth of talents!

Cute new pattern too.

cucki said...

beautiful ribbon embroidery..i love it..and sweet stitching..
big hugs x

Palkó said...

Your ribbon stitch is BEAUTIFUL!!!
and the LOVE stitching is to :)

Kay said...

Wow. Your ribbon work is so beautiful.

Sarah Beth said...

Wow that looks amazing. I am going to try to learn this. I have some books on it.-

Nicky said...

Your ribbon embroidery is stunning Michelle, absolutely gorgeous. Love the new design too....

Erna said...

Your ribbon embroidery is gorgeous, and I love your Love finish..
Hugs
Erna x

Mylene said...

WOW! The ribbon embroidery looks gorgeous! as well as your Valentine's stitching piece. Great job!!

Siobhán said...

Your ribbon embroidery is so pretty! I love the spider web. Lovely new design, too!

Janet P said...

Your ribbon embroidery is delightful. I have done some a couple of years ago, the design was by a South African designer.

tiffany said...

both beautiful pieces

Edit said...

Your embroidery is so so beautiful Michelle! I really love it! And I LOVE your new pattern as well. I wish you good luck with your etsy shop, sure it will go well because you have great patterns and lovely other items in there.

Enjoy your meeting with Michelle! Must be great to meet another stitcher in person! I would love that too.

Hugs, Edit

Manka said...

Michelle, your ribbon embroidery is so beautiful, you are such a talented stitcher !
Your pattern is also very pretty.

hugs

Manka

Carol said...

Wow! Your ribbon embroidery is stunning, Michelle--you are a true needleworker :)

And that newest pattern is adorable--perfect for Valentine's Day...

Enjoy your visit with Michelle--it is great how stitching friends from around the world can connect in real life, too :)

Brigitte said...

Oh my, what a fantastic piece of ribbon embroidery. It's so beautiful with its many flowers in so many shades of colours. Wonderful.

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