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Embroidering With Ribbon

with Mary Jo Hiney
Create stunning stitches and sophisticated ribbonwork with easy embroidery techniques!

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.

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Lesson 1. Ribbon Basics

  • 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.


Lesson 2. Lazy Daisies


Lesson 3. Loopy Stitches


Lesson 4. Classic Ribbon Rosettes


Lesson 5. Constructing the Rosette Box


Lesson 6. Velvet Frame Front


Lesson 7. Finishing the Velvet Frame

“Mary Jo teaches in a very relaxed manner. Never did I feel stress in following her techniques. Beautiful projects to give as treasured gifts!”
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