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Embroidery with Silk Ribbon

Today, we have a very special guest on the May Arts Ribbon Blog!  Please help us welcome Michele Kosciolek!  It was so much fun working with this talented lady and hope you enjoy her stunning project as much as I did.  Don’t forget to to show some love and post your comments at the end!

 

Embroidery with Silk Ribbon

Hi everyone! I’m Michele and I am SO excited to be sharing with you today as a guest designer for May Arts. I am from Michigan and live there now, I am an aunt to 2 beautiful nieces and a HUGE May Arts Ribbon lover.

Today, I am sharing a decorative pillow I made embellished with a chrysanthemum embroidered using the ¼ silk ribbon.

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).

Embroidery with Silk Ribbon

The set up for this project is pretty easy; cut your fabric into 2 pieces about a ½ inch larger that you 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.

Embroidery with Silk Ribbon

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.

Embroidery with Silk Ribbon

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.

Embroidery with Silk Ribbon

And here is a close up of the flower.

Embroidery with Silk Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by and thank you Ribbon Lady for inviting me to be a guest!! I had so much fun working on this project!!

 

 

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  1. Latrice

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Great use of the silk ribbon. One of my faves.

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  2. Mackenzie Lane

    Absolutely amazing!!

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    1. by belle

      Thanks Kenz! Next time you are over you will see this on the new sofa! 🙂

      Reply
  3. NWFlamingo

    Stunning was exactly what I was thinking! I think you’ve stunned us all! Absolutely beautiful!

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    1. by belle

      Thanks so much!!

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  4. Shellye McDaniel

    Ahhhh-mazing! (I actually sang that to myself…picture it in falsetto LOL) Love it…thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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    1. Michele (by belle)

      You have a lovely falsetto! Thanks Shellye

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  5. Rhea

    OMG! For Reals?!!!! This is super amazing!!! xoxo

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    1. Michele (by belle)

      Thank you Rhea!

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  6. Valerie Gee

    This is super amazing! I love working with the silk ribbon, and this finished project is so very elegant!

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    1. Michele (by belle)

      Thank you Tracy!

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      1. Michele (by belle)

        Oops sorry wrong response! Valerie! I hope you’ll try it, working with this silk was a breeze.

  7. TracyM #6773

    WOW – this is SIMPLY STUNNING Michele!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial & inspiration!!!

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    1. Michele (by belle)

      Thank you Tracy!

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  8. Jeannie (blue)

    Michelle, this is stunning!

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    1. Michele (by belle)

      Oh Jeannie, thanks so much for stopping by!!

      Reply
  9. Cheremane

    Oh wow I adore this super work xx

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    1. Michele (by belle)

      Thank you Cheremane!

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  10. Lucy E.

    Oh my, Michele-this is gorgeous!!! It looks real from a distance. Congrats on being a guest on this wonderful blog-great project!

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    1. Michele (by belle)

      Thanks Lucy!

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  11. Karen N

    Michele, you are a rock n craft star…..but I’ve known that for a LONG time! This pillow is beautiful! What a terrific way to turn something simple into a piece of art!

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    1. Michele (by belle)

      You are too kind my friend!! XO

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  12. Georgia Cressman

    This is one on top of the world projects…..stunning!!

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    1. Michele (by belle)

      Thank you so much Georgia!!

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  13. Nikki C

    Love this!!!! Just fab idea to try. Thanks

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    1. Michele (by belle)

      I hope you do try it Nikki! It was so easy!!

      Reply
  14. Ava Gavloski

    gorgeous

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    1. Michele (by belle)

      Thanks Ava!

      Reply
  15. Charlene

    Stunning!!!

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    1. Michele (by belle)

      Thank you Charlene!

      Reply
  16. Marie S

    Beautiful piece – your work is clean and elegant enough to work in any decor. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Michele (by belle)

      I was so happy that it worked so well with my new sofa Marie! Thanks!

      Reply
  17. Lyn Kaufmann

    Brilliant! This is beautiful and such a great way to use May Arts fabulous ribbons. The knots in the center make such a lovely texture. Thanks for sharing the step by step.

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    1. Michele (by belle)

      The 1/4″ silk is amazingly easy to work with! Thanks!

      Reply
  18. Jenifer Cowles

    WOW this is beautiful 🙂 Great job!!

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    1. Michele (by belle)

      Thank you Jenifer!

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  19. Sandi Smith

    Absolutely stunning!

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    1. Michele (by belle)

      Thanks Sandi!

      Reply

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