September 14, 2014--Done! Just finished stitching the last ribbon, number 9 (vertical ribbon on the far right). Next--will talk with my upholsterer to see which type of pillow should be made--knife edge or box?
|Ribbons Woven, Ribbon 9|
September 8, 2014--Finished stitching Ribbon 7 and have only one more to go. The last ribbon, number 9, is a lacy type of pattern using multiple colors, so will probably take some time to complete. This really is a fun project.
|Ribbons Woven, Ribbon 7|
September 3, 2014--Counting down--two more ribbons to stitch. Below is a picture of my progress to date. Ribbon G and all horizontal ribbons are done.
|Ribbons Woven, Ribbon G|
August 24, 2014--Ribbon F done. Three more to go!
|Ribbons Woven, Ribbon F|
August 20, 2014--Only 4 more ribbons to stitch. Below is a picture of the most recent completion--ribbon 4.
Most of the background of this project is stitched with Paternayan yarn, color #500. I ran out of this color and, after making a few calls, was unable to find more. I began to panic (just a little) and then remembered I still have some Paternayan threads purchased over 30 years ago, lovingly stored for all these years. After digging through this stash, I found a color very, very close to what I was using and, after stitching 3 small squares, am pleased that the color variance is hardly noticeable. Can you find the color difference?
|Ribbons Woven, Ribbon 4|
August 7, 2014--Stitched two more ribbons--B and C. That's going to be it for awhile--lots of life to live over the next few weeks. Looking forward to completing this project--only 5 more ribbons to go.
|Ribbons Woven, Ribbon C|
|Ribbons Woven, Ribbon B|
August 2, 2014--Ribbon 2 done. Seems to be stitching up a lot faster now that the lacy ribbons are done. I also like working on the background where possible--the basketweave stitching is relaxing.
|Ribbons Woven, Ribbon 2|
July 28, 2014--Ribbon 8 is complete. Have stitched a total of 10 ribbons so far, over half done with 8 left to go.
|Ribbons Woven, Ribbon 8|
July 21, 2014--Ribbon 1 finished. This project is coming along nicely.
|Woven Ribbons, Ribbon D|
July 13, 2014--The photograph below shows Ribbon 6 is now done. I also stitched in a few of the background blocks to see how I liked the color. Looks good to me. Next up--Ribbon D.
|Woven Ribbons, Ribbon 6|
July 4, 2014--Happy Independence Day!!!
Delaware's Seashore Chapter led this class in May, so I pulled it out of the WIP pile a few days ago and completed Ribbon H. Next up--Ribbon 6.
|Woven Ribbons, Ribbon H|
December 8, 2013--I'm putting this project away until the Delaware's Seashore Chapter has its class in April, 2014. I started it early so that my sister could see what it was all about while visiting her in Dallas, TX before Thanksgiving. I've completed 5 ribbons and learned the hard way that I should have done the ribbons in the following order: (vertical ribbons are numbered 1 through 9, horizontal ribbons are lettered A through I) A, E, I, 3 then 5. Instead, I stitched E, 3 and 5 before beginning A and I. I had to rip out portions of ribbons 3 and 5 to make room for the extended edges of ribbons A and I.
The next ribbons will be D, H then 6. I should be able to stitch the rest of the ribbons, 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, B, C, F and G in any order I please since their edges don't overlap other ribbons (I think). Below is a picture of my progress to date:
November 21, 2013--Have completed two more ribbons, 3 and 5. Only 15 more to go.
|Ribbon 3 Closeup|
November 17, 2013--The first of 18 ribbons is done. This is Ribbon E. Because its edge extends into other ribbons, it and some others must be done first.
|Ribbon E Closeup|
|Lines set up using basting thread|
Since this is a counted stitch project, the ribbon widths must first be drawn on the 18 count canvas with a #4 pencil. Have begun laying out the groundwork below. Will also print out the graphs for each ribbon in such a size that can be easily attached to the canvas with a magnet while stitching. As you can see, there are 9 vertical ribbons and there will be 9 horizontal ribbons (only 3 are drawn in so far).