Monday, October 25, 2010

Road to Ribbonwork: Week 4 of 4

This is the last of four Monday posts where I'll show pictures of pieces of antique ribbonwork that I have in my collection while preparing for a ribbonwork workshop with Candace Kling in November.


I saved my favorite piece for last...


I love this ruffled pink ribbon.


There's a luster to this antique ribbon that we just don't see in our modern silk ribbon.



And again, you can see from the back of the work, that the ribbonwork components are made separately and then applied to a background.

Next week, I'll be heading up to Connecticut for the workshop.


I promise to share as much as I can. Happy Monday everyone.

18 comments:

Rachel said...

Breathtaking. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Catherine said...

This piece is breathtaking! I love the daintyness and how it is filled with such detail when you show it close up.

I was wondering - do you somehow display these pieces all the time in your home, or do they have special storage where you take them from on occassion to admire them?

Thanks for sharing!

Createology said...

Beautiful ribbonwork once again. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful workshop and looking forward to photos of your trip. Safe Travels...

MosaicMagpie said...

Have a great trip!
Thanks for sharing with us. What would have been the use for this piece? Would it have covered something, or is it just purely decorative?
Debbie

Sonja said...

Thank you for letting us share in your treasures. Enjoy your class.

Gina said...

What a beautiful piece! And in such good shape too. I'm looking forward to the inspiration you'll bring back from the workshop.

Michelle said...

Oh my - that is so beautiful - totally stunning. Enjoy your workshop, hope it's lots of fun and you learn lots of techniques x

Carol said...

O Wow. I was just thinking this is my favorite piece when I read your comment that it was yours also. What is this piece? What purpose? I am just wondering what they used this crocet mesh piece for. Was it an embellishment. Just wondering.

Doesn't seem like its November already!!

Bonnie said...

I just discovered your beautiful blog via Trish's blog Trouvais and instantly added yours to my list of must reads! I can't wait to catch up and read your older posts too. Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us.

Patty C. said...

Unbelievable - I am speechless !!!
Let me just sit here and admire the photos

Judy S. said...

Very pretty! I, too, wonder what its use was. Was it part of clothing or home decor? Wish it could tell us! Enjoy your class!

Marty52 said...

That pink ribbon flower is stunning... such beautiful things to inspire and entertain! Have a wonderful time and TAKE PICTURES!!! ;0)

Lei said...

This is a very beautiful piece, simply gorgeous. It looks like a very delicate piece.
And I agree with you on your comment about the sheen of the silk ribbon. Why do you think that is? Is it b/c of the over processing of the silk ribbon production today versus processing done in the past? Just thinking...
Enjoy your workshop - I'm sure that the participants will love your display.

Aloha, Lei

Sarsaparilla said...

I'm behind on my blog reading, and just discovered that I missed all of your past Monday ribbonwork posts. Oh my! These are all so gorgeous! And you are amazing with that camera of yours.

Have a wonderful time at the workshop!

Elmsley Rose said...

I wonder how the big pink ribbon was done, with that line of ecru near the edge??

Have the best of fun with Candice, and thankyou so much for 'the ribbonwork series'!

Ingrid Mida said...

Thank you for sharing this. It gave me an idea to embellish some of my mesh sculptures.

FredaB said...

This is beautiful but the blue basket was my favorite. You will love Candace. I was lucky enough to go to the EG meeting where she did a program and showed a lot of her stuff. Unfortunately her classes were filled very early so did not get to one of those.

Have fun.

Hopefully heading to Florida Nov. 6 if all goes well.

Hugs

FredaB

vicki said...

Beyond fabulous - this is absolutely exquisite - you are amazing! Honestly - this is so beautiful it takes my breath away!

Vicki

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