This beautiful piece, titled Purple Rain by Karen Nell from Lyndhurst in Johannesburg, was one of the winners in the 2018 International Silk Ribbon Embroidery Competition.
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You are welcome to download Karen’s notes here. Thank you, Karen, for your kindness.
We have packed a ribbon kit for Karen’s version of Purple Rain and it is now available at a special price.
This is what the ribbon pack contains:
|Ribbon Pack for Karen Nell’s Purple Rain|
|2mm silk||6 packets|
|4mm no. silk||11 packets|
|7mm no. silk||6 packets|
|3mm organza||5 packets|
|6mm organza||1 packet|
|29 Packets in total|
Note: The threads and fibres are not in the pack. The pack contains only the hard-to-find silk and organza ribbons.
You can use your own stock of threads following the picture as a guide for colour or purchase similar colours from your nearest store. The DMC six-strand or any similar threads will be just fine.
If you don’t have an embroidery panel to work on yet, it is (in the same size as the one that Karen made) available here.