Showing posts with label River Silks Ribbons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label River Silks Ribbons. Show all posts

Friday, February 15, 2013

TNNA / Long Beach 2013 recap - part 4

Hi Everybody... Robin here.

More TNNA / Long Beach 2013 memories...

Easter Village by Melissa Shirley Designs (1627-B)

No market is complete without a visit to Melissa Shirley Designs booth. As usual, she did not disappoint. I really liked her new Villages: the Easter Village and the Halloween Village. Wouldn't each of them be fun to stitch? You can also see the Christmas Village on her website.

Halloween Village by Melissa Shirley Designs (1627-C)

The Halloween Village revisits some of Melissa's Tricky Treaters, and puts them all into one place. You remember the ones I stitched, don't you?

Tricky Treaters stitched by Robin King
Stitch Guides available.

And, Melissa expanded her Cat profiles. Look at this Cat Bird. Very clever.

Cat Bird by Melissa Shirley Designs (1633-B)

Her cats remind me of one of my "works in progress" ... a Cat Fish canvas by Boots Bailey. Hopefully, someday, I will be able to work on it again.

Boots Bailey 7026

There were new colors of Sparkles in the Sundance Designs booth. New Flower Beads, too called Fab Flowers. Just look at all of those colors and sizes. Can't wait to use these in a Stitch Guide.

new Fab Flowers by Sundance Beads

I stopped by the River Silks Ribbons booth. Met a lovely, talented Ribbon expert named Linda Hopkins. She shared with me creative ways to use their 13MM Silk Ribbon. Thanks, Linda. I can't wait to try each of these techniques.

Creative techniques from Linda Hopkins
in the River Silks Ribbon booth

Printing on River Silks Ribbons?
Oh, I am so going to try it.

But, remember, I was here at Market to do more than walk the aisles. LOL.

On Sunday, I taught the Thistle class (ZE 178) by Zecca. It was an almost sold out class: 18 out of 20. (Look at the other classes being taught at the same time... by our industry leaders. I was honored with such an attendance.)

Can you find my name? Whee....

I would like to thank the generous companies who donated their canvases/threads/ beads for the Thistle class kits:  Zecca, Crescent Colors, DMC Corporation, Kreinik, Rainbow Gallery, and Sundance Designs. Again, the two-hour class went by fast. Everyone was impressed with the Cut Turkey Work technique and the Appliqu├ęd Felt. 

Who says only one thread color in the needle at a time, right? Thanks to Stacy's photo of her progress during class which was posted to her Facebook page, The Nimble Needle - Atlanta. Looking good.

Work in progress during the Thistle class 

I stopped by the Kreinik booth to show the finished Thistle. These photos are from Dena (@KreinikGirl on Twitter). Again, working all types of social media. Dena took some fun photos. Be sure to follow Kreinik on Twitter. You can follow me on Twitter, too. I am @catmom6.

Before and After of Thistle (ZE 178)

Thistle by Zecca (ZE 178)
Canvas comes with Stitch Guide by Robin King

Cute photo by @KreinikGirl
Be sure to follow Kreinik on Twitter

I have more to share with you. Visit again, why don't you. Until the next time... Hugs, Robin

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sunflower and Berries (ND 309) - part four

Hi Everybody... Robin here.

Silk Ribbons are on my mind. It's time to add the Silk Ribbon technique for the Sunflower and Berries canvas (ND 309).  Just a reminder: next month, I will be teaching this class at Nashville Needleworks and In Stitches Atlanta. Give them a call to join in the fun. I have so many things to share with the students. I will also be teaching at The Bristly Thistle in October 2012, too... if that fits better for your schedule and location. Hope to see you there.

I used the River Silks Ribbons for this project. It was my first time to use the 13MM size. So lovely. It unfurled off the card and was ready to use. So pretty.

Over the years, my stash of River Silks Ribbons has grown. One might even say... has grown out of control. This week, I decided it was time to find a better way to store and organize my ribbons. After all, they needed... deserved... better respect than to be jumbled up into the same bag.

Here is what I found: a nice group of stackable containers. The transparent plastic allows for a quick glance.

Now, the 4MM ribbons are separated from the 7MM ribbons. The 13MM ribbons are safe, too.

4MM - box 1

4MM - box 2


River Silks Ribbons are sold individually; available from your LNS. They have over 240 colors; both solids and patterned. They come in 4MM, 7MM and 13MM widths.

Have you seen their wonderful collections of ribbons grouped by theme or color?

Here's the link to see the collections from River Silks LTD:

River Silks
Mustards collection
photo from The Needle Bug
Recently, The Needle Bug (Montgomery, Alabama) posted on their blog photos of the River Silks Ribbons collections which they had in stock.

Here's the link:   Give Leigh a call.

How do you store your ribbons? Separate or together with your other threads?

Lana says any way you do it, it's all good. Until the next time.... Hugs, Robin