Ribbon Embroidery

Ribbon Embroidery is the art of stitching on fabric, using silk or satin ribbons.

Ribbons are threaded in special needles used for this type of embroidery. Motiffs of Flowers and leaves are created using simple and quick stitches.

Ribbon embroidery has been in use since the 1700s. It was first used by the royal families in France, from where it spread to England and Europe. For centuries, it has been considered an exquisite and royal art form.

Sounds interesting? Check out on how it is done…

Technique 1:

Ribbon Embroidery - 1It can also involve using both ribbons and threads to create pretty designs.

Technique 2:

Ribbon Embroidery -2Using bigger ribbons makes the flowers stand out and add textures to the fabric. It takes a lot of patience and detailed intricate work for this embroidery.

Here are a few ribbon embroidered creations that are a real feast to the eyes.

Tina Bouman on Pinterest

Yet another art work..

Tina Bouman on Pinterest

 

Both the above art works are from Tina Bouman’s Pinterest images. Apart from framed art works, ribbon embroidery on home decor gives stunning results…

Ribbon Embroidery -4

Impressed? Here is how you can get started… All art & craft stores sell ribbons and needles for ribbon embroidery. It takes a couple of online tutorials or craft books, coupled with hardwork to master the basics of ribbon embroidery. Once the pace sets in, it is a beautiful journey of stunning art work on fabric. Enjoy your way as every small twist or turn to the needle creates unique and beautiful designs.

Here are two tutorials that I refer for ribbon embroidery:

Tutorial 1: Craft College

Tutorial 2: Pamelita Carmasweeta’s @ Pinterest

Happy going!

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Image courtesy:

Better Homes & Gardens, Tina Bouman @ Pinterest

 

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3 thoughts on “Ribbon Embroidery

  1. I have been looking at ribbon embroidery for a while now because it is just so beautiful but I didn’t really know where to start! I’m going to have a look at those tutorials and I may be tempted to make a start!

  2. When I started with ribbon embroidery, I made the mistake of going in for small thin ribbons… When I switched over to flat bigger ribbons, I found it more easier.. So, maybe it might work for you too. Good luck.

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