Tuesday, November 20, 2012

20% off Everything at RibbonSmyth through Nov. 25th

Our last sale of the year!
Any order over $25 automatically receives 20% off the order total.
Sale ends midnight November 25, 2012
A big thank you to all of you!

Christmas Fabric Post Card Kit

10 piece Christmas Post Card Kit ~ 20 Kits Available $10

This is a great little kit  that  can be made in a couple of hours.
Each kit includes ~ one  fusible 4"x6" card, one French Fusible Post Card Back, two  6" pieces of fabric to include plaid taffeta and red moire taffeta, 6" of snowflake garland, one fusible Christmas vintage image, one brass gift box charm, one crystal and gold button, 8" metallic red pearl strand, 5 yards of Scalamandre gold pearl cotton and a color photo of the card with simple instructions.  I added a small crimson velvet bow and green silk ribbon stitches around the brass charm gift box.

Bias Cut Silk Ribbon Embroidered vase

This is an embroidered vintage image, using bias-cut silk ribbon. The image is 5"x7". I printed a  RibbonSmyth vintage bouquet image onto cotton poplin fabric. This piece would make a great little cushion using teal silk doupioni and a vintage fringe edgeing . But the cotton needs a severe pressing first and a better photographer. For bias-cut silk work, use our Hannah 1/2" wide bias-cut silk ribbon and  a large eye needle. The ribbon will continue to fray on the edges, which is the inherent appeal of using bias-cut silk. I embroidered this piece with a  13 Chenille needle. The stitches are simple straight stitches or a Japanese Ribbon Stitch. After creating flowers with the silk ribbon, I used Scalamandre silk threads for the stem work and finished by couching gold metal cording for the vase design.