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Friday, September 4, 2020

Lace Journal Kits.


The first of my Lace Journal Kits are 

now available in Caroldaisy Crafts Etsy Store.

Romance of Flowers taken from Victorian Times when the gift

 of Flowers had a hidden message. 

 I have included Silk ribbons and Fabric images with the kit to create and enhance the

cover page with the Satin Print of this beautiful lady. 

Monday, June 24, 2019

French Tags - Mixed Media Free Tutorial


 These are a just great for gift giving.
Do you have hidden away in your sewing stash pieces of lace that are just too small to put to use, 
but you cannot bear to part with them. 
This is a way to have it on show.
Bring out such items as:
Small remnants of Lace ( Vintage or Modern )
Doilies - damaged but precious
Buttons. Charms, Ribbons
Hand Dyed Lace Trim or Motifs
Broken pieces of jewellery
Images Satin Transfers OR Fabric images

For this illustrated tag you will need:-

1 Backing Piece 12 x 22 cms.

1 Fabric Stiffening  10 x 20 cms.
1 Image ( 8 x 6 cms)
Small pieces of fabric to frame the image.

Make up the front panel add pieces of fabric around the image.
Layering is the one plus with this type of craft, the more the better. Place the stiffening at the back.
 For this example I have placed 
lace around the image to create a picture frame.

Overlapping where necessary.  Making it wider than the fabric.
 Hand tack in matching thread to keep the lace in position.

At the base I have added a hand dyed lace motif
with a slight touch of blue in the centre which I feel suits the blue
 in the maids dress. Pearls stitched into the flower centre.
  With seed beads I have framed the image, stitching them to 
the edge of the lace with a beading needle and beading thread.

Base-  Is a gathered Rosette in lace.
2nd Layer - Constructed from 13 mm Silk Ribbon.
Make small pleats, hand stitch each one in place, be sure
 to leave a tail at each end to form it into a circle. 
Total length 8 cms after pleating and allow
an extra 2 cms each end. 
Shape into a circle and stitch ends together and flat against
 the rosette so it will not show, then run a gathering 
stitch through the inside seam and gently pull it together 
into a rosette, finish off well so it will not come undone.
Layer the two together stitch down in place on the
lace foundation using a button as the centre, this will cover 
all the gathering areas you don't want to show. 
To add balance to the frame 2 pieces of venise lace leaves cut
 from a motif, dyed to match the flowers at the base.

Once you are happy with the finished result for the tag, fold over 
the laces to the back and slip stitch them down to the stiffening.
Cover it with the backing piece.


I pressed the seams down to make it the required size then edged
this with a fine 1 cm lace trim to give an attractive edge.
If machine sewing it may be best to do some hand tacking first to
make it easier to handle under the pressure foot with such
a narrow lace.

Place it to the back of the French Tag and slip stitch the two
pieces together.

All that remains now is to add an eyelet to the top of the tag.
The opening for this believe it or not I have made with a
ordinary office whole punch. Should you have the proper
tool it will be simple to do. As an alternative the ribbon could be stitched to the tag, maybe with a few pleats for disguise.

Ribbons:   Satin, Organza, Silk, Braid or even a length of Lace
can be used to display your French Tag.

Let your imagination run wild with different themes 
for your tags.

Colourful, Christmas, Birthday, Modern, Vintage, Embroidered.
Place the eyelet as per packet directions.
Consider it as a card for a special occasion, which will be
treasured and on display. 
An extra pouch could be added at the back to hold a fragrant

Much prettier than being hidden away in a sewing basket,
don't you agree.

So pull out your Sewing Baskets and get inspired.

A Selection of Fabric Images is

Available from my Etsy Store:

Monday, August 27, 2018

Invitation to Pinterest - Silk Ribbon Embroidery

For almost 10 years I have been blogging through my Silk Ribbon Embroidery Blogspot as Carol Daisy,
where I have received visitors from all over the world. 

This has been wonderful,
but I do not get to meet anyone and wonder if I am
giving assistance and encouragement to you all.

I am issuing an Invitation to join me on my Pinterest Group Board, to display your work and SRE you have been able to achieve.  This is not a competition of showing the best embroidery efforts, more so as encouragement for others, no matter your age, ability or experience.
 I am of the firm belief that Embroidery, Crafts, Sewing, knitting etc. can be a therapy for anxiety, depression and loneliness. ( I state that from personal experience ) Using your Creative side can be so relaxing and rewarding, along with the fact that we are keeping these crafts alive, and
all share a common bond with our love of Craft.
This is not the end of the Silk Ribbon Embroidery Blog,
more so a new beginning, there will be more postings
in the future including Video Tutorials, Free Designs
and Stitches.

" Taken from my 1 st Post. June 2009 "

I have developed a passion for Ribbon Embroidery
 over the last 5 years.
 At first it began from creating and selling my work,
 but now it is about encouraging others to take up this easy,
 quick form of embroidery. 

Really how difficult is it to put aside some time to sit and stitch, you won't believe how addictive it is to actually 
create something  with your own hands. In this economic climate, people are starting to realise how 
therapeutic craft can be.

 Why not become one of them.

Lovers of Silk Ribbon Embroidery 

How to be to participate 
Must be a registered Member of Pinterest.

1. Go to Email Link on the the sidebar.

2. Send me an Email stating your first name and Email Address.
( this information will not be used for any other purpose only to Collaborate in the Lovers of Silk Ribbon Embroidery Board.)

3. Firstly you need to be a Follower of the Board, to do this I shall issue you an Invitation to Join the Board. Once the link has been received. you will need to accept the invitation
Come join the Group Board Lovers of Silk Ribbon Embroidery - Carol Daisy

Accept Invite

4.Go to this link

Pinterest will then ask you to accept to collaborate on this board.

Once this is done it follows through as normal, when you have an image to pin the
" Lovers of Silk Ribbon Embroidery" should appear on Choose board

 As the Owner of the Board I reserve the rights to delete
any Pins, I feel are not suitable or Spam. 
Please take this Invitation in the way it is intended.
Making use of this Group Board as way of promoting your business
or distasteful Pins will not tolerated and will be removed immediately.

Lets all have some fun and join in our common cause and promote
the joy of Craft and especially Silk Ribbon Embroidery. 

Carol Daisy