I really want to be a Prima Ribbonista and guess what?? It is time again to give it a shot!
Round one is to share three (only three-haha) projects demonstrating style and talent...of course using May Arts products can't hurt!
The first project I would like to share is actually one I did for a guest spot on the May Arts blog last year. It is a pillow with a chrysanthemum embroidered in fabulous May Arts silk ribbon.
Here we go...
You will need an embroidery hoop, pillow form, fabric, a needle and over course the gorgeous silk ribbon (white SK01, ivory SK09 and antique gold SK-33).
The set up for this project is pretty easy; cut your fabric into 2 pieces about a ½ inch larger that your pillow form, put one piece in your hoop so it is fairly tight and I marked a small circle in the middle with chalk as a guide to get me started.
I started with the white silk embroidering random lengths, some knotted at the end and some not, for the petals. After I had a full flower with white I added some ivory, to create texture.
I created the flower center by knotting the antique gold. I used my sewing machine to sew the 2 pieces of fabric together leaving a hole to insert the pillow form; once the form is in I sewed the hole closed by hand.
Here is the finished pillow.
And here is a close up of the flower.
Now a couple of other projects...all using May Arts ribbon.
Wish me luck!!