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Welcome to Tatiana Popova`s BLOG, dedicated to silk ribbon embroidery and everything connected to it.
Here you will find new items by Little Owl SmartCrafts, information about forthcoming products and designs, see some ribbon embroidery in process, learn more about ribbon stitces and techniques. The photos of pieces of art which were represented on this or that Craft Show all around the world will be also awailable in my Blog. I am going to place here some fresh ideas and items for inspiration as well. Our new ribbon embroidery kits and books on silk ribbon embroidery will be also announced here, as well as some information about Little Owl ribbon embroidery contest and workshops. Well, in fact, there will be a lot more...

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Roses, roses, roses...

Today there is a short story about a splendid watercolour by a gifted American artist, Sonie Ames, who works on painting ceramics. Her artful pictures are splendid for silk ribbon embroidery. I chose one of her designs to embroider a picture-present for my relative`s birthday, just for art. I especially like this project because there are both flowers and a present in it, thus two in one !


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Natural silk ribbon, used for this design, had been dyed with watercolour paints after the embroidery was finished.


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It looks great when one selvage of ribbon is dyed in a contrasting tone! So did I for the design called `From Olga`s Garden`.


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Rose leaves are worked in ribbon stitches.


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And there is the whole bunch of stitches used to work rose petals. About one third of so called Ribbon Tree (see our Ribbon Embroidery Stitch Collection with 43 stitches for silk ribbon, gathered together in five clasters of a Ribbon Tree. The instruction is available in English. Please kindly email me to all_popov@bigmir.net to order it).


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Some petals are fixed with thread, one by one. Others are worked using silk ribbon only. The ribbon is folded to shape the petals.


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Pins are commonly used for ribbon embroidery to temporally attach the folded ribbon to the fabric.


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Silk ribbon of different size was used for different petals to create 3-dimensional effect and enreach the work.


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`Cabbage Leaf` rose petal is good for it has hundreds of varieties! It helps creating quite different rose petal shapes. To master Cabbage Leaf method you can work on this ribbon embroidery kit. Please email me to all_popov@bigmir.net to order it.


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The very same silk ribbon is used to make the rose buds stuff. French knots are worked to fill them. French knots are great for embroidering landscapes in silk ribbon.



Some small elements can be worked in thread to make them tiny. Others can be remained as they are - just a printed pannel design. It is up to embroiderer to decide, and every time it is like a wonder!


Frame the finished piece and enjoy it!..

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