April 20, 2012

Ribbon Embroidery

I recently finished a project that I purchased from Di Van Niekerk (www.dicraft.co.za) who is located in South Africa.  I wanted to try my hand at ribbon embroidery and I am now fully hooked.  I just love working with the silk threads and ribbons.  Her dress has an organza overlay on which you then work the embroidery.  It also has lace incorporated into it.  And her hair is actually doll's hair which you tack on and then embroider a ribbon as if she has it tied up. 

It is now framed and hanging in my bedroom.  I just love the old, romantic feel that it portrays of a time gone by.  I wanted to share it with you.




Kyle said...

Wow. That's incredible.

Mrs. Sutton said...

SO pretty and romantic. Very talented indeed! I look forward to seeing much more. x

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see this in person. Rinda

LA VIE EN ROSE said...

oh Karen, this is stunning! I LOVE it! do you sell these? Would you be able to do one for me?