This is the last post about my trip to St Petersburg...it was a wonderful experience with many opportunities. Among the many beautiful boutiques I visited and shopped at, Valentina Razenkova took me to visit to Needlework DeLuxe (Рукоделие ДеЛюкс) in St Petersburg. As part of my masterclass in ribbon embroidery with Valentina, we went to look at ribbons and discuss the materials she uses for her techniques.
Valentina explained about the types of colours she prefers to use when working with silk ribbons, such as using lighter colours as you can paint on them easier, if a ribbon is too dark it is difficult to create more depth
The owner of Needlework DeLuxe (Рукоделие ДеЛюкс) is Maria Shilina, and she was very welcoming, helpful and knowledgeable in the ribbons and other beautiful embroidery items in her lovely shop. Maria has a wide variety of beautiful ribbons, in sizes which I found difficult to get from my local embroidery store...so it was like shopping in a candy store for me! So many beautiful ribbons Thanks to Maria for your time to explain about the ribbons and the little extra tips and techniques you generously shared...it was a great time spent with you. I look forward to seeing you again next year!
Please visit Needlework DeLuxe, they have an online store, but the shop had a wonderful variety of silk ribbons....I was in heaven, here are some of the ribbons I purchased, I will be very busy...the orange purple one I will make into violas