am Nora Creeach. I have
been married to the same man for 35 years. We have 2 sons
and between them they have made grandparents of us nine times
and great grandparents four times.
Fifteen years ago I designed and we
built our dream retirement home, a log cabin, in East Texas
in the resort area of Lake Tawakoni. We have since retired
and are enjoying country life.
I have been a crafter as long as I
can remember. In our family it was considered an insult to
purchase gifts. The feeling prevailed that if you didn't care
enough to make something for someone you shouldn't bother
with a gift at all. I was raised in Canada where I was taught
by French Nuns. Because of the harsh winters we had a lot
of indoor activities which included learning many of the different
crafts and needlework.
crochet and tatting never "took" with me. It seemed
the more I did the more nervous it made me and the tighter
my work became until I could no longer insert the needle to
make the next stitch. Conversely, embroidery was something
that relaxed me and I loved it from the very beginning.
Ribbon Embroidery is my own personal love. I have taught "in
person" classes in the past. The method I learned was
to stitch without knots and keep the back as clean as the
front because in many instances this art is used to embellish
clothing where the back is visible. I don't insist that the
students use this method but I do include it as part of the
course along with the soft knots. You are then free to use
whichever you choose.
method of teaching, regardless of the craft or the art, is
to teach the technique and the stitches but not projects.
I believe that the student should begin designing their own
projects from the beginning. There are stitch guides throughout
the class, but you are left to pick the colors and materials
and encouraged to use the stitches in your own designs.
invite you to join the fun and learn Silk Ribbon Embroidery.
It can be a very useful and lucrative addition to your crafting
portfolio. A small embroidered design enhances wearables,
small designs can be made into pins and ornaments that sell
well, it can be used to decorate and embellish your doll clothing,
children's clothes and made heirloom gifts.