Do you recognize yourself
- in the hesitation of knowing where to start when you want to specialise?
- in wondering whether a technique is exactly what you are looking for?
- in wanting to discover new things, but not seeing where to start?
I totally understand you! Ten years ago, I struggled with bringing in new clients for my custom-made studio. I desperately wanted my designs to stand out from standard tailoring. But does it make sense to specialise at all? In turn, how do you find clients for that?
Still, it grew on me and I knew: it has to work! Though I would at least try.
The first time I got started with silk ribbon embroidery, I found it exciting. Most of the examples looked downright fussy. Would this technique help me move forward? But while the results manifested themselves spectacularly, even more possibilities emerged over time! The technique of silk ribbon embroidery turned out to have enormous potential. The technique remains 'in stock' in my virtual 'toolbox' and comes in handy for me again and again.
If you keep filling your toolbox with knowledge and skills, they will naturally begin to interact and work together resulting in your own unique work!
In this short course, I want to introduce you to the basic techniques of silk ribbon embroidery. Step-by-step, I will show you the properties of the material and how to achieve the most beautiful results with it. I like to show you how I not only apply this technique in a traditional way, but also how the technique helps me create unique additions within haute couture.
So that you will develop your own handwriting.
Your own style. Your own techniques. Your own pleasure in making beautiful things. I help you in the course by giving you design ideas, technical tips and I tell you my secrets about colour and application.
So that you start feeling confident with needle and thread, letting the world share in the beauty you express with it.
The course is made for anyone who occasionally thinks: silk ribbon embroidery? I would love to do that too!