This was my first attempt at ribbon embroidery, I started this kit, about six hours I just didn’t want to stop stitching, I was having that much fun. Thank goodness it is a beginners kit and so only about six inch square piece.
This Wisteria kit is by Helen Dafter of Silk Ribbon Embroidery. Her kit came with two purples, I had on hand a Dinkydyes Orchid 4mm silk ribbon so I included that for a bit more difference in the look of each wisteria flowering group.
Two needles came with the kit, a bit of surprise is that they were just tossed into the plastic bag and would had fallen out onto my rug if I hadn’t seen them floating about. These loose needles truly annoyed me as I am very careful not to drop a needle to the rug as we have pets that hang out with me as I work.
I also used a large darner needle that came with my BE kit to do the French knots as the darner is a straight, long needle (easy to do bullion and French knots using it).
For the leaves I used my layering needle (long, blunt ended) to help me control the silk ribbon at the end part of each ribbon stitch used for the leaves.