Back during the February She Made hop, I was in awe of Tanya's piece and had never heard of Shibori Ribbon. She offered to send me a piece. And here I am, part of the Hop! I wasn't sure what to do with it...it seems like embroidery is a good way to go with this ribbon and I am hoping to see lots of that today. But I am not an embroiderer and after getting this in the mail and feeling how luxurious it is, I knew I couldn't start with this ribbon. I did sew crystals all over it at one point. Thankfully when I pulled them out of the ribbon to start over, there was no damage done. I eventually settled on a choker. I even used chain! A rarity for me :-) The metal end pieces that connect the ribbon and beadwork to the chain came from Cynthia.
The photos were taken by me...of me. I did my best.
I needed the rainbow colors in the ribbon to pop. I tried a few different ways to make this happen, but ultimately, I went with white pearls, black AB bicones, and black matte bugles and seed beads.
I am thrilled with how this turned out! I will be getting more Shibori...I probably will not embroider with it (but you never know!), but I will use it like I use the reclaimed sari ribbon. The accordion look that it has really excites me!
Thanks Tanya! You are a wonderful hostess and were generous to introduce me to something new.
Tanya Goodwin's blog is A Work in Progress and I never miss an opportunity to see what Tanya has made. She is one of the absolute best beadweavers and chain maillers out there.
Here is the list of Shibori Ribbon Participants ~ please take some time to see what lovelies they made :
P.S. If you still want to sign up for A Time To Stitch 5 Blog Hop, click HERE.