The pillow was a pattern printed on fabric with water soluble ink and came with an instruction book. The guild followed the instructions with changes and we all chose our own colors. Plus each person changed blocks in different ways to make them their own. It was one of the most fun embroidery experiences I've had! The name of the pattern and the designer is in the blog. Cheers! Margo
Dear Joan, you asked me about what width that I use on those rose...
I used one inch ribbon on the rose and the leaves. Half inch ribbon for the tiny flower and the french knots I used quarter inch ribbon. I only used satin ribbon because I can't find silk ribbon at my place. Well practice make perfect for the beginner.
Dear Joan, you asked me about the fairypictures. This are panels, printed on cotton and I fill them with my own fantasy. I bought this panel at Di van Niekerk in Capetown, but if you have a picture from a fairy(I googled them before with Flowerfairies) and enlarged them on my printer and printed them on transferpaper en ironed them on cotton. I hope this will help you.
Dear Joan, thank you for Friending me. Most of my flowers are in Ribbon embroidery, some in Stumpwork. Mostly I use 4mm ribbon but 2mm and 7 mm I use as well, it depends on the size of the flower, most of the ribbons are silk but the roses in my pictures are made of organza.
Hi Joan, thank you for your nice comments about my work, I would love to be your friend. We used to be almost neighbors, I lived in Mundelein Illinois for 28 years till we retired in Mercer Wisconsin 10 years ago, boy does that make me sound old. Have a wonderful day, and happy stitching. Connie