of you already know me, but for those of you who donít, let me tell
you a little about myself.
discovered Silk Ribbon Embroidery
(SRE) in 1994, when I found a wonderful book on the subject by
Judith Baker Montano. I
immediately became enamored with this beautiful art form . . . and
decided to give it a try.
I became completely addicted!
designer by nature (including original knitted and crocheted works) I
began to design my own patterns using silk ribbon.
I have created and sold hundreds of SRE pieces through retail
venues and craft shows, where I found a growing clientele for my
few years later, my husband and I acquired a computer, and a whole new
I found more SRE enthusiasts, and was glad for the chance to
find out more about what others were doing and to share what I was
doing with them.
I met other designers who kept insisting that I should be
submitting my creations to magazines for publication.
early 1999, I did just that . . . and was invited to submit a sample
of my work to the Needle Worker magazine.
With a hope and a prayer I forwarded my first piece to the
editor, Deanna Hall West, and was thrilled when she informed me that
the magazine did, in fact , want to publish this and two other pieces!
It was a dream come true! The
'Silk Ribbon Boudoir Set' was presented in the Oct./Nov. 2000 issue!
then I've had several other articles published: the Melanie Rose
stitch debuted in the Spring/Summer 2001 issue of Quilting Arts
magazine; the Flower Basket Brooch was featured in the May/June 2002
issue of Piecework magazine (in the NeedleWorker section) and the
November/December 2002 issue of same featured a Silk Ribbon
Frame, which was a collaborative effort with Deanna Hall West (from
her pattern, I stitched the model and penned the instructions).
During this time, I was also creating and publishing my own designs
that were featured on this site and happily supplying patterns and
kits to a multitude of SRE enthusiasts.
days......I have a very demanding full-time career in
retail.....and simply do not have the time to create as I used to,
or to compose those kits. I do hope that I may resume doing so
some day......as I truly enjoyed making so many Stitchers happy!
planning....and have actually begun working on a collective of
patterns which I hope to release sometime in the future. I
know many of you out there have anticipated this for years, and hope
that when this work is completed that your patience will have
thank all of you who have visited my site and enjoyed my
offerings over the years! I look forward to
sharing new things with you again in the future!