Can you really learn from a skype demonstration? It's a great question.  From personal experience, I say YES!  I have been studying weekly  Russian lessons with my teacher in Moscow for over 6 months, and it is wonderful!  I am too busy to travel to the city to learn and it doesn't suit my family commitments for me to travel every week late at night ...

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It was 4.30 am in Melbourne and I presented a ribbon embroidery demonstration via skype to a VIP event at NeedleDelux in St Petersburg, Russia.   The focus for this demonstration was to look at how to create layered effects in two different styles when working on painted backgrounds.  Here are the two ribbon embroidery projects I presented: Violets w ...

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Silk Ribbons and roses...what am I doing??  If you've read most of the posts to date, I'm busy painting on a variety of projects, so what do I do when I need a break? I spend time in my rose garden.  I always share my garden with my online friends and followers, and I've written and posted about it my blogs before...but this is where I relax and have sp ...

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I was so inspired by the violets which are flowering in my rose bed....it's about the only flowering apart from some Italian Lavender.  But I simply adore violets, and have painted them in different art forms, see my links to my Ingridcreates.com blog and here.  Paint the background on muslin with acrylic paints, and embroider the violets  on top.  H ...

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This project was finished last year, where I creating art with porcelain and ribbon embroidery, but it entailed a lot of problem solving along the way.  Sometimes I like to create a mini artworks within an artwork, so I painted a small porcelain shoe with raised paste  roses and gilding, added gold pen work rose buds, and filled the opening of the shoe ...

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