Silk-ribbon Embroidery Basics
The four things a novice embroiderer will need are: a wide-eye needle, silk ribbon, fabric to stitch on, and your own share of creativity. Remember that silk ribbons come in various width and sizes so the needle you must use should have an eye that’s wide enough to accommodate the ribbon.
One thing an inexperienced embroiderer like you should remember is – you don’t make mistakes but variations in this type of embroidery. When you accidentally pulled the ribbon too tightly or you’ve made lopsided stitches, you only make your project realistic while showing off your personality in your embroidered piece. Further, ribbon is more advantageous than floss because it is wider, so you can work it up quickly and spread it easily.
So all is set now and you are about to begin embroidering. Bear in mind that knotting the needle in silk ribbon embroidery is far different from tying floss. Don’t make a mistake of tying a knot at the end. To make the knot, let the ribbon pass through the eye of the needle. Then fold a small border on the other end of the ribbon and pierce it using the needle. Pull both the ribbon and the needle all way through to make to knot.
Now that you have already made a knot, you can come up with wide range of attractive stitch patterns. Among the five easy stitches you can employ are ribbon stitch, lazy daisy stitch, stem stitch, straight stitch and French knots.
So there. The basics are now provided to you, have fun and enjoy your silk-ribbon embroidery project!