Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Silk Ribbon Embroidery
My first try at Silk Ribbon Embroidery (SRE for short)! I had spotted this Anna Griffen SRE kit and others in the embroidery section of Michael's and decided to get one of the small projects to see if I liked it and could do it. So I bought the journal and a how-to video. When I sat down to embroider I ended up finishing the whole thing in one evening! I loved it! Gorgeous, fun, and easy! I loved the results so I went and got a more difficult kit. A pillowsham with our monogram on it. I completed the pillowsham in about 3 days. After that I was thinking of ways I could design my own things to embroider. Anna Griffin also has booklets that have already planned embroidery designs that you can iron transfer to anything you wish to embroider on. So I decided to do a tablecloth and napkin set which I am almost done with. I'll post about that later. I've also done a few other projects like the red velvet purse I got as purse kit at walmart and I added my own SRE design to it. The necklace I made by making a spider web rose on some fabric and cutting it out around it and placing it in the locket-type pendant I got in the bead section of Micheal's and I added a Swarovski crystal bead and tied a bow with a little piece of silk ribbon.
My suggestion to anyone who would like to try SRE is to buy an Anna Griffin kit for under $10 and if you are a visual learner grab her how-to video as well. SRE really is fast and easy and it's wonderful to be able to create something so pretty even when you are a beginner. Go for it! Try something new!