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A spectacular landscape in ribbon embroidery


Good morning ◕‿◕ Welcome to 2012!


I hope you enjoyed Old Year’s Eve and are ready to get back into the swing of things in 2012…. I have a feeling it’s going to be a good year for all of us 🙂


I have something really remarkable to show you to start off the New Year beautifully — a spectacular landscape by Valentina Razenkova from Saint Petersburg in Russia.



Valentina Razenkova


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Valentina sent me this landscape masterpiece to share with you … do have a look at the background!


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See how she has embroidered onto sheer organza fabric?


 See how the organza background has enriched the features in her landscape?




Close-up detail…

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How I love this sky!




and her needle painting is out of this world….




and look at the flowers!



 The complete masterpiece…




…and the framed masterpiece.




Thank you, Valentina, for sharing this beauty with all of us.  You have a superb talent and I am sure that you have made many people happy today  


My wish for all embroiderers in 2012?  I wish you a happy, tranquil and CREATIVE 2012. Remember: ribbon embroidery is surprisingly easy to master and it is such good therapy. Take some time out for your own creative endeavours in 2012…


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Enjoy your day  




3 thoughts on “A spectacular landscape in ribbon embroidery”

  1. Di,
    Thank you so much for such great demonstration of all stages of creation my work.
    Answering the questions of embroideresses, I want to notice that satin stitch embroidery is made exclusively manually.

    With love,

  2. Dear Valentina and D,
    Di thank you for the blog and all the beautiful works and information you bring to us! We adore you!
    Valentina, all I can say is “you work took my breath away!” You have inspired me to try various fabrics to use as backgrounds instead of the traditional fabrics we tend to reach for first. Did you have to use a stabilizing fabric on the back of the organza such as calico or just the organza! Beautiful, breathtaking work Valentina! Thank you for sharing you are truly an artist!
    Blessings to all,

  3. Never thought that ribbon embroidery could be so beautiful till I found this site and inspired me to start learning make my own. How one make the background like many others displayed in this web?

    Thank you Di, your website is very beneficial and inspiring me a lot. 🙂

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