Inspiration from the Past

Antique textiles are a fertile source of inspiration. No matter their condition, there is nearly always something intriguing to learn (or borrow) from them. These old, French examples are some of my favorites.

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The old portfolios have exquisite ribbon embroidery which uses a beautiful type of ribbon that is hard to find, these days. But, I have found it!

Take a look at some details from the antique pieces:

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The ribbon is tiny, 4mm, ombre – very delicate – and comes in 16 colors.

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In use, it looks like this:

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My next mission is to figure out those plump, little antique roses. I’ll let you know how it goes!

 

2 Responses to Inspiration from the Past

  1. Jane Miller January 16, 2018 at 7:45 am #

    So excited to see more blog posts from you Gretchen, your ribbon samples are amazing! Thanks for sharing, looking forward to more.

    • gretchen January 16, 2018 at 11:01 am #

      Thank you, Jane! I am a bit rusty at this, but excited to be back at it. It’s awfully nice to get feedback and especially nice to hear from you!!

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