Silk ribbon embroidery workshop - Summer hearts & flowers (York)

Silk ribbon embroidery workshop - Summer hearts & flowers (York)


In this step-by-step workshop for beginners you will create a beautiful hand embroidered heart of pure silk ribbon flowers on a silk dupion fabric. Total luxury.

Silk ribbon embroidery is fun, easy to master and very versatile. The three-dimensional effect of this soft, tactile form of needlework is one of its most endearing qualities. Pure silk ribbons are the only ribbons fine enough to slip through the eye of a needle and then through fabric to create delicate silk flowers. Silk ribbon embroidery uses a few stitching techniques that are unique but do not let this put off as they are very easy to learn.

Jacqueline, one of our specialist tutors will guide you through the dynamics of various stitches to create a variety of flowers and leaves for this project. Remember that Mother Nature is not perfect, and so our ribbon embroidery flowers do not have to be either. It’s all about colour, balance, tension and texture … and of course the skills you will learn.

Some of the information, skills and techniques Jacqueline will teach in this silk ribbon embroidery for beginners are:

An overview of silk ribbon materials and where to source them
Methods of dying silk ribbons
How to prepare your silk ribbons for stitching
Prepping your hoop and setting your fabrics for ribbon embroidery
How to take flower design inspiration from nature
Step by step guide to the stitches for this project

Flowers included in this project:
Forget-Me-Knots, Impatiens, Gerbera, Carnations, Roses, and Rose buds.

Stitches covered in this project:
Detached chain stitch, French knots, Straight stitch, Spider’s web, Loop stitch & Ribbon stitch.

A kit costing £30.00 is included in the price. It will contain everything you need to complete your Hearts & Flowers silk ribbon project:

Various pure silk ribbons
Seed beads
Stranded cotton
Silk dupion
Backing fabric
Embroidery ring
Binding tape

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials. Lunch not included but lots of lovely places in the vicinity for all budgets.


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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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