Sunday, January 18, 2009

My 1st Ribbon Embroidery for 2009 - "My Bouquet of Flower"

My fingers was itching wanted to do some small piece on RE on Saturday. I have not touched any RE work for sometime but still keep quite a bit of RE stash with me. I am glad that I keep them as and when I need the supply they are available in my sewing room. I sat down and tried to think what design to put togather since I did not have any pattern to trace into the fabric. On my last trip to Craft World I saw a very nice bouquet of flowers and it had inspired me to come up with this sketches. At first, I took A4 paper and did some sketches to exercise my finger to get use to the design. Then, once I get confidence to do my final sketch, I draw on another paper the design then traced into the fabric.





I went into my RE stash pile, and pull out a few ribbons and line them up togather on top of the fabric to see whether the colors are matched. But, first I got to think the color theme of my bouquet. I had decided to have a mix of purple and pink since I use lavender and roses in my design.




Unfortunately, I use the wrong fabric. The fabric is so thin and light and its quite difficult for the satin ribbon to slide into the holes. I think the fabric is not suitable for RE work. Anyway, that was the fabric that I have on hand. But nevertheless, I managed to continue my stitching (this had prompted me to dash to the fabric market the next day to get my fabric supply...........)


Viollllaaahhh...finally after 5 hours of stitching non stop I finish my "Bouquet of Flowers". Not bad I guess for a self taught person like me.....he....he......I will do my own framing later.....

If I can find time, I would love to do another set with different color theme.....blue, pink and purple would be nice if I could sketch the pattern with a bit more of roses buds......welll.....when the time come and the mood is right, I will surely sit down and put the ideas on paper.....

Till then....thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy looking at my work........

4 comments:

Salmi said...

wahhhh...untuk permulaan..not bad at all..keep it up...

CT said...

Thanks Sal...actually my 1st trial on designing but for RE quite a number of times already...got one on my UFO list dahhh...he...he...

bunda yulia said...

wow cantik betul ..
saya ucapkan salam ziarah

Jeannie said...

Hello, i came across your blog through stitchinfingers. Lovely bouquet of flowers you've made! I really enjoy working with ribbons, but do traditionel broidery mostly.
Jeannie