www.etsy.com/shop/ribbonsmyth ! The above small collage is a section of a crazy quilt block using satin silk ribbon dyed with my RibbonSmyth rayon dyes. Beautiful non-toxic dyes for cotton, rayon and silk. Beautiful, vintage results guaranteed!
Saturday, March 25, 2017
I have about 15 colors of Historic SCALAMANDRE SILK THREAD from the historic fabric house in New York. SCALAMANDRE has created carpeting, fabrics, wall-paper coverings for most of the famous historical mansions in the US. The White House is designed with reproduction pieces from SCALAMANDRE. The silks are selling quickly. Grab a couple of skeins while I have them. Each one yard skein has approximately 130 one-yard silk strands. I do hand-embroidery with 3 silk strands in my embroidery needle, to create beautiful satin stitch work. Currently stitching a denim jacket with large silk flowers, using these threads. The silk is from Brazil and dyed at the Queens plant. The luster is amazing. $4 a skein.
This is a gorgeous necklace using polished Amethyst stones and silver Native American inspired beads. This is a great statement piece. 32" in length. All are vintage elements purchased from a jewelry warehouse in New York. They sell vintage stock collected since the 1960's and are currently in the process of closing. Can't resist the finds!
These shell buttons are beautiful in person! 1 1/4" in diameter, each has a floral design. These have always been popular for crazy quilts, fabric books, purse accessories and wearable arts.
And Only $3 at www.etsy.com/shop/Ribbonsmyth
Monday, February 27, 2017
This 8" heart is heading towards its new home in New Jersey.
Using vintage ticking cotton fabric for the heart, the center image , one of my RibbonSmyth vintage images is fused to the center of the fabric. Our fusible images are available in our Etsy store. I added one of my floral Mother of Pearl buttons and surrounded the little image with yellow 7mm silk ribbon stitches and small metallic beads, then finished with 3 small shell buttons. This piece will now be with 4 other hearts. I send a heart annually, to a friend, to honor the passing of her husband.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Monday, January 9, 2017
If you enjoy using vintage images on your Crazy Quilt Blocks, we have my most popular images images packets with beads. My vintage images are printed on fusible white cotton muslin. Simply iron on, and then embellish. These have been a hit. More images are being loaded on to the Etsy site - RibbonSmyth, so you will have plenty for holidays and special occasions. Image size are 2"x3".