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All About Silk Ribbon & Silk Ribbon Embroidery (SRE)

Embellishing a Silk Print by Pat Winter
Pat shows you how embellishing a print with silk ribbon and beads can really make a difference.  

Making that Off the Rack Dress a Designer Original with SRE by Stephanie Novatski
Stephanie shows you how silk ribbon can turn an otherwise plain piece of ready to wear fashion in a one of kind designer garment with the addition of silk ribbon embroidery. 

Dyeing to Dye Venice Lace by Andrea Blodgett
More information on dyeing Venice Lace with a variety of commercially available products.

The Artist's Garden Tea Cozy by Sandra Pearce
A look at a project through an artist's eyes. 

My Crazy Quilt Style Purse and Hussif Needlebook by Carol Lindberg
A charming look at Carol's private journey into CQ and the creation of this purse and hussif combination, complete with photos. 

My Blue Silk Vest by Dean Deerfield
Dean takes you through the creative process of a silk design from the first doodle to its execution.

Victorian Make-Do Pincushion by Kimber Pekora and Karen Zoback
Make this fabulous pincushion using a pillar candle holder as the base. 

Camellia Box by Stephanie Novatski
Dress up any plain box with silk ribbon, beads and Battenberg lace!

SRE Covered Music Box by Dean Deerfield
Step-by-step instructions for creating a special music box.

Creating Embellished Mirror Backs by Debra Coon
Debra shows you how to transform a plain hand mirror into a gift that anyone would love.

Creating and Using Edge-Dyed Ribbons by Stephanie Novatski
Stephanie shows you several ways to approach edge-dying your own ribbon.

Fan Box by Nancy Combs
Nancy shows us how she covered a fan box from Vintage Vogue with silk dupioni and some lovely silk ribbon!

Fan Colorwheel Needlebook Back by Nancy Combs
In a continuation of this project from the January Issue, Nancy shows the needlebook after embellishment. 

Victorian Meaning of Flowers by Nora Creeach
Learn dozens of Victorian meanings for flowers once used in the art of arranging or deciphering that special nosegay.

Aster Basics for Silk Ribbon Embroidery by Alanna Heaton
Step-by-step instructions for creating an aster out of silk ribbon.

Bluebonnet by Nora Creeach
A look at the Texas State flower. 

Silk Ribbon Calla Lily by Rissa Peace Root
Turn a piece of 20 MM ribbon into a Calla Lily. 

Camellia: Version 1 by Stephanie Novatski
Step-by-step instructions for a delicate silk ribbon camellia. 

Camellia: Version 2 by Stephanie Novatski
Step-by-step instructions for a SRE Camellia with ruffled edges and embellished with beads.

Camellia: Version 3 by Stephanie Novatski
Instructions and placement diagram for a Camellia made out of floss using cast-on stitches.

Carnations and Baby's Breath by Kimber Pekora
Check out these simple instructions for creating carnations out of silk ribbon, including ideas for using bias cut ribbon.  

Woven Picot Daisy by Peggy S. Crawford
This lovely daisy done in Edmar threads would be a lovely addition to your work.

Dogwood by Rita Goff

Fern by Nora Creeach
What flower arrangement is complete without a little fern? 

SRE Iris by Dean Deerfield
Dean creates several variations of Iris with silk ribbon. 

SRE Jonquils by Dean Deerfield
Dean creates several silk ribbon variations of jonquils, a member of the narcissus family. 

Lavender by Pat Winter
Create lovely wands of lavender from silk twist using bullion knots.

Lilac by Nora Creeach

Silk Ribbon Magnolia by Rissa Peace Root
Create your own magnolia from silk ribbon. 

Directions for Nasturtiums by Jenny Clark
Step-by-step instructions for creating these nostalgic flower.

Cattleya Orchid by Nora Creeach

Queen Anne's Lace by Stephanie Novatski

Silk Ribbon Pansies by Rissa Peace Root
An alternative to wire ribbon pansies. 

Sweetheart Rose by Jean Bowman
No matter what you call this great little rose, it is a wonderful addition to any silk ribbon project.

Sweetpeas by Jenny Clark

Sunflower by Stephanie Novatski
A simple pattern for silk ribbon and bead sunflower.

Tulip by Nora Creeach

Wheat in Silk Ribbon by Stephanie Novatski

Wisteria by Mary Engells
Directions for making wisteria with silk ribbon. 

The Color Wheel Quilt by Jenny Clark
Jenny updates her progress on this long term color wheel quilt project. 

More Machine Embellishment in CQ by Stephanie Novatski
Stephanie takes another look at machine embellishment with blocks by Kimber Pekora that use machine motifs and a machine pieced teddy bear of her own.

Bobbin Lace Leaves by Barbara Engle

The Crazy Quilt Benevolent Society by Catherina Hollifield
Read about the genesis of this amazing CQ project for charity.

Autograph Quilt Block Exchange: Part 2, Getting Started by Rissa Peace Root
Take a look at the process of organizing a large swap and see the photo montage of each month's blocks displayed like a virtual quilt.

Birthday Round Robin by Dian Moore
Dian takes us into the group to see the wonderful Birthday blocks created by the members of this Round Robin.

Books in Review:

The Magic of Crazy Quilting: A Comparison of the First & Second Edition by Rita Goff

A-Z of Ribbon Embroidery by Nora Creeach

BOI for April 2004 by Stephanie Novatski
See how Stephanie approaches the piecing of our "Block of the Issue."

"Through Your Eyes Challenge: If You Can Imagine It, CQ It" by the Challenge Committee
Find out all the details regarding CQMagOnline's new annual contest.

This issue is proudly sponsored by Lisa Risler of Lisa's Heaven. 
Click on the business card above for more information.

More Great Projects & Techniques:

How To Piece a 6" x 6" Crazy Quilt Block by Kimber Pekora
A great article for anyone just starting out or anyone looking for tips from an experienced crazy quilter.

Rubber Stamping on Fabric by Rissa Peace Root
Get the basics of rubber stamping on fabric as a method of image transfer.

Fiber Artist Trading Cards by Rissa Peace Root
Get the basics on making a fiber ATC for yourself or to swap.

Beading with Fly Stitch  by Margaret Ball

A Simple Dragonfly for SRE by Pat Winter
A great how-to for a simple, yet elegant silk ribbon and bead dragonfly.

SRE Bee by Pat Winter
Make this cute little bee with silk ribbon, floss and beads.

Seam Treatment by Rita Goff

Needlework Leaves Continued by Jean Bowman
This issue's Needlework Leaves features several silk ribbon leaf stitches, plus a tatted leaf pattern! 

How To Write an Article for Publication: Be Bright, Be Brief and Be Gone. by Cherie Thompson
Are you a Crazy Quilter who has thought about writing for CQMagOnline, but been worried about where to start?  Cherie gives you a little incentive and direction in her first article.

Editor's Notes by Nora Creeach
A word or two from our esteemed editor about our biggest issue yet.


This issue is proudly sponsored by Vikki Clayton of Hand-Dyed Fibers.
Click on the business card above for more information.

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