When I first pieced the fabric for this pillow it was origionally to be a purse, but then I decided I would be able to look at it more often if it were a pillow. I cut a plain fabric for the back, and I am embroidering the other half of the purse that will be a second pillow.
The entire pillow is made from silk, excluding the vintage jacquard ribbon (and the stuffing). The striped and solid color fabrics and lace, and the embroidery ribbons and thread.
The embroidery ingredients are:
- 2mm, 4mm, and 7mm silk ribbon
- silk rococo trim was used for embellishments
- several colors of buttonhole twist and floss
The embroidery stitches I used include:
- straight stitch
- chain stitch
- woven rose
- lazy daisy
- ribbon stitch
- colonial knot
- French knot
- straight stitch w/ bullion tipped lazy daisy
I just love working with silk ribbon because it is so elegant and feminine and I feel that I am a part of history: where the ladies were beautifully dressed and demure and the gentlemen noble and well mannered…. another time and place!
6-1/2″ wide x 8″ tall
Happy stitching and dreaming! enjoy- Christen