Embrace the twists and turns of ribbon for exquisite results! Get started as expert embroiderer Mary Jo Hiney shows you how to prevent sinking stitches and keep ribbon dimensional, then walks you through several variations of the versatile straight stitch. Next, learn to keep ribbon flat and wide as you embroider a gorgeous garden of lazy daisy stitches. Master loopy stitches for lovely, textural effects, and bring radiant rosettes to life in a variety of sizes. Then, use your new skills to construct a velvet-covered box and frame, complete with ribbonwork, embroidery and beautiful beading.
Meet your instructor, acclaimed ribbon embroiderer Mary Jo Hiney, as she introduces you to the basics of working with ribbon, including considerations for incorporating various types and widths of ribbon into your projects. Follow along through the creation of many simple stitches before you practice stitching them on the included coneflower design.
Lazy daisies are one of the most essential and beloved embroidery stitches, and Mary Jo shows you how to work them in ribbon, keeping the ribbon flat and wide to enhance their shape. You'll learn how to stitch a basic lazy daisy in addition to learning nearly 10 variations that add diverse textures and aesthetics to your projects. To finish, you'll combine your lazy daisies with pencil violets on a gorgeous design.
Move on to loopy stitches using Mary Jo's pro tips to help you along the way. You'll add dimension and fill blank spaces with dimensional stitches that rise up from your fabric. You'll start with the basic loop stitch and work your way through six additional variations, ranging from a knotted loop to a gorgeous dahlia design.