I remember 'meeting' another UK stitcher into many types of embroidery on a newsgroup who said she did 'cross stitch for instant gratification'. I knew exactly what she meant, but in terms of results in the short term, I think hardanger and ribbon embroidery come first. So, I did some ribbon work yesterday very much for instant results! Here they are: It's not finished yet as there are some hollyhocks to put in on the left hand side, (you might be able to see a few guide marks there), but I thought I'd showcase it thus far. It's done with organza ribbons rather than silk/satin ones and is a small kit by Crafty Ribbons. They do some great small kits for folk to get the feel of ribbon work. My only criticism is that they seem to operate a 'right first time' policy on behalf of their clients - they only include enough ribbon in each kit for you to work the design and make zero mistakes!!! So, one or two of the flowers can look a bit naff!!! The gate etc is worked in plain old backstitch.
Goals for April
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