Saturday, January 14, 2012

(Almost) Always With RE

RE on the above title stands for Ribbon Embroidery.
You see, my first love in craft was with RE. I saw a beautiful ribbon embroidered blouse in a local mag, I called to ask the price which turned to be too much for my budget and lead me to learning all about those beautiful ribbon stitches, up until now. I learned it from books, AJ. Boesra's, Di Van Niekerk's, Chris Rankin's and Ann Cox's. After that, I bought many local ribbon embroidery books too (beside AJ. Boesra's) like Rosa Amalia's (which is my online friend here), Yossi Zulkarnaen's, Endang Rachminingsih's, and many more, for inspirations.

Whatever craft I made, I've tried to put ribbon embroidery in it, if possible, because not only I love the looks and doing it, but also I feel I owe my existence in the craft community to ribbon embroidery (Sounds too much, eh? Lol)

Now let's get to another story. Almost every crafter I know have an owl creation. I myself love the owl ever since I read Edward Lear's poem about "The Owl and The Pussycat" which I found both funny and cute. As the matter of fact, I made a pochette based on that poem.

As written above, almost every crafter I know have an owl creation. To the point where sometimes there are little bit of "clashes" where one "stole" other design, one claimed to be the best owl creator, and so on. While there is a strict rule between crafters that one can be inspired by others but NOT duplicating theirs (for commercial use), I think there's no problem if every crafter have an owl creation (of course, as long as it's not "pirated" pattern), the more the merrier . Now, I'd like to have one(s) too, but of course with my own rendition. Since I consider my self as a stitcher, these are my version of owl plushies:

To be honest, I was inspired by Aimee Ray's, but I'm sure, as you all can see, I'm not trying to be her . What do you think?


  1. I wish I could hand stitch and embroider things! The owls are cute mbak!

  2. Mb Ditaaa, how are youuu?
    He3, I think what you've done, felting, is as interesting as stiching & embroidery ;)
    I learned it too late, the first time I did it was in 2005!
    Guess you still have time to learn it and I'm sure it will be as beautiful as your current creations ;)
    Thanks for the nice comment, big hugs :)

  3. Erin, so glad that you think so :)
    Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comment :)

  4. love your owl...cute :) wish i could have my own owl someday, of course with my creation :)

  5. Mbak Neti, thank youuu :)
    Can't wait to see your creation :)


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