Ribbon Embroidery

Do you know of a material that will never run out in a wide variety of flairs, dimensions and shades to choose from? Since time immemorial, the item has been greatly appreciated because of its natural attribute of giving life to anything that is plain. In occupational industries such as that of tapestry, ribbon embroidery has been of huge importance. Silk has been the most popular fabric applied for this needlework albeit, at this juncture, there are a lot of other appropriate textiles.

Polyester has been utilized for ribbon embroidery because of its facet that can effectively and immediately plaster the exterior. The main chain of this cloth contains ester functional group. Identified to have that “less organic sensation”, this bunch of fibers is often weaved together with strands of cotton in order to generate satisfactory textures. Due to the thermoplastic characteristic, this is combustible having the tendency to shrink away from the origin.

Ribbon embroidery can be accomplished by simply tying both ends. However, if you want the material to be attached right on to the pattern, there is a requirement for you to sew it. You can still perform the basic stitches in order for the back portion to look presentable. It does not really matter as long as the item is properly held in place. For professionalism’s sake, there are hemming instructions for this needlework.

The other name for ribbon embroidery is Rococo where it was believed to have started in the middle of the 1700’s. It was in France when this form of art experienced the peak. Only members of the court were allowed to have the material adorned on their casual dresses or fancy gowns. The item then was a symbol of status quo but not long after, the needlework spread to the other regions such as England, America, New Zealand, Australia and Canada.

By the turn of the next century, ribbon embroidery was no longer exclusive for clothes but also for other accessories such as bags, gloves and hats. The material was even utilized for home embellishments including picture frames, draperies, curtains and fire screens, among the others. About two decades ago, the item was a huge hit in the United States and up to today, the needlework has not yet faded.

If you want to be acquainted with this form of art, you can get hold of a book entitled “The Artful Ribbon” by Candace Kling. You can also browse through Judith Baker’s “Crazy Quilt Odyssey” to all the more develop your skills in the craft.