Thursday, October 8, 2009

How to wash ribbon embroidery

It is better to prewash the ribbons before starting the project. Soak the ribbons separately in salt water for 30 minutes. This sets the colour. Rinse with clean water, wash with mild soap,drip dry and Iron.

Finished projects can be washed gently by hand or by machine using a mild soap. While doing machine wash put the finished project in a bag stitched with mosquito net cloth and do gentle wash. By doing so embroidery will not get spoiled. Drip dry. Hang or dry flat.

To Iron spread the project face down on a terry cloth towel and Iron around the design. While ironing on the embroidered area do not press. Iron it with less pressure. Spray little water on the flattened ribbon flowers. They will regain the shape. Arrange the petals by hand and dry


  1. useful tips!
    thanks for these.
    nice to see you back with your updates. A while ago I had created a list of Ribbon Embroidery resources topic and listed your site also. you can see it at

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  2. Thank you very much for your appreciation.Glad to see that you have referred my blog in your are doing a good work.Beginners find it very easy to learn.Embroidery and sewing is my hobby.I like to share what I know with others. My blog address is am very sorry,I could not leave my comments in your website Google translate did not translate some words
    Best wishes

  3. Vani,
    you do not need to use google translate to leave comment on my site. I run my site multilingual. So you can leave english comment in any post on my english blog
    I'm also impressed with your works in your previous posts. Will follow your updates. keep it coming please.

  4. hi vani,
    am glad that i found some one with my interests only diff is that u are know it already (sewing) which i have been trying hard to learn but always failing.i joined in a tailoring training institute but couldnot get what i wanted,can u by any means teach me.

  5. Hi Grace,
    I am sharing what I know with others.I am teaching from basics.If you want to learn any thing in particular, please let me know.I will try to teach.

  6. hello vani,
    first thing i want to know is where did u learn tailoring and all this work that u do,i residee in hyd ,can u suggest some one in hyd,can we chat if possible