Roses Are Ribbon & Violets Are Too
This is a site dedicated to all forms of dimensional
embroidery, especially Silk Ribbon Embroidery (SRE), shadow work, stump work, and Brazilian
embroidery. SRE is a specific type of embroidery (like crewel, needlepoint or
hardanger) that is worked using silk ribbon instead of thread. It is very hard
to draw distinct lines of demarcation from form to form, especially since many pieces
incorporate more than one style. For that reason, I will try to cover other forms of
embroidery as time and interest permits.
SRE is three dimensional and composed primarily of
ribbon stitches worked on fabric. Click on the "SRE"
button for more information.
Folded roses are common elements that are made
separately and then attached to the SRE project. This type of ribbon manipulation is
an essential part of SRE, but for the purposes of this website, it will be discussed
separately under the category "Ribbon Work".
Instead of a traditional bibliography, I have
included a list of my books and leaflets, including thumbnail photographs of the covers in
most cases. There is a wide variety of books on SRE, embroidery and related crafts.
Click on "Books" to view the bibliography.
(This file is fairly large due to the large number of thumbnail images.)
There is also a fairly comprehensive list of related
web sites to help bring customers, retailers, and manufacturers together. There are
also links to inspire you! "Embroidery Resources"
represents my personal journey to find information and suppliers on the Internet.
And there is a section for free patterns,
educational and instructional information from around the web. Click on
"Patterns and More" to start the
journey from stitch to project end.
Of course, there are also some examples of my own
designs and finished products. Please be kind, if I had spent as much time
actually embroidering as I spent studying, I would have more to show you!
Click on "Personal Projects" to view some of my
If you have questions or comments, please don't
hesitate to send me email, see the bottom of the page for my address.