I recently took several silk ribbon embroidery classes with a very gifted silk ribbon embroiderer, Karen Fraser in southern California at Piecemaker's. Karen has assisted Di Van Niekerk teaching in Australia and will be doing so again in 2012.
This is what was stitched in the Silk Ribbon Embroidery 101 class. A wealth of information in a very small 10x10" piece! Regretfully, it is not finished as I've run out of the green silk ribbon for the leaves so will need to get some more.
I'll start by saying the very detailed fine feather stitch is NOT stitched by me - I only wish! I arrived to Karen's class and she had stitched up the grid for me - can you believe it! This left me time to focus my attention on learning the flowers. I have played with silk ribbon work a very tiny bit but Karen's classes gave me the confidence to move forward. Thank you Karen!
Happy 4th of July to my American friends and Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians! Enjoy your weekend festivities.