Friday, November 30, 2007

A-Z Books from Country Bumpkin\

The book price for all A-Z series is RM90 each.
I only have 5 Ribbon Embroidery books with me at the moment.Please order at my shop by leaving a message n I'll get back to U.
Otherwise,e-mail me at

Saturday, November 24, 2007

RIBBON EMBROIDERY-TOOLS(needles/fabric marker)

Fine needles with large long eyes for easy threading
8-9 suitable for fine embroidery using 1 or 2 strands of cotton,rayon or silk
3-7 multipurpose use with 3 to 6 strands of stranded cotton,silk/rayon or no 8/12 perle cotton.
SIZE 7-9 are ideal for SMOCKING

These needles are for bullions, has tiny eye and long fine shaft.The eye is smaller than the shaft; which makes it easier to pull through the wraps when stitching bullion knots.
9/10 use with 1 or 2 strands
5-8 use with 3/4 strands
1-4 use with 4-6 strands,no 8/12 perle cotton.Also suitable for Brazilian Embroidery

Chenille needles are sharp and are more suitable for RIBBON EMBROIDERY wherelse Tapestry needles have blunt tips and are more suitable for TAPESTRY work.
Since we're using SATIN RIBBONS ,these two sizes are suitable for ribbon size 1/8 ", 1/4 ",3/8 ".

size 16- RM3.00 each
size 14- RM3.50 each
size 13- RM4.00 each

These needles are for larger ribbons
i) I normally use size 16/14 for 1/2" and 5/8 "ribbons and size 13 for 7/8",and 1"
So far ,I haven't try a 1 1/2 " ribbon yet.I think for a ribbon this size RIBBONWORK is more acceptible; as piercing a wide ribbon through might spoil the fabric.

A very important tool for embroiderers ,I advice strongly for anyone doing embroiderywork to have one.
Non permanent markers-suitable for light colored fabric.The marks can be removed by dabbing/rinsing the fabric before applying heat/ironing.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Ribbon Embroidery on Thai silk

Recently, a friend ordered some wedding pouches using Thai Silk fabric from me.The ribbon embroidery really stands out on this fabric.

The pouches are filled with scented potpurri and her guests really love them!Some even asked for more pouches!!What a change!My previous customers put in candies and chocolates which is normal in a wedding.

The idea of doing these pouches comes from my own observations in our Malay weddings.It's a custom for us to present our guests with doorgifts .A ribbon embroidered pouch is just an alternative to all the other doorgifts/wedding favors available in the market.

Groups of wedding pouches in various colors of maroon,dark blue,green,black(velvet) and turquoise

If interested to purchase ,contact me:,YM umikalsom
better still,call me: 019 220 6325

However,I'm only open to orders for March weddings .

A-Z Books are in

Hi every one!

Glad to inform that A-Z books have arrived!For those who have ordered the books,I'll be sending them out on Monday by pos laju.

From now onwards, the price of each A-Z books will be RM90 .Some other shops are currently selling at RM98 each!!

Please let me know if U want me to get The Smocking n Embroidery magazines and also The Inspirations magazines .I'll be glad to help out since the magazines are difficult to get outside of Klang Valley.

Currently,ISSUE 81 is already out. The offer price is RM42

The Inspirations magazine is RM38each.The current issue available on the bookstand now is ISSUE 56

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Anybody who wants to buy any of these A_Z series from COUNTRY BUMPKIN will still get the price of RM85.00 for 1 book when ordering before 15 NOVEMBER 2007.However,I cannot assure that the price will still be the same for shipments after this date as the Australian currency seems to be increasing nowadays.

The top 3 books that I highly recommend for beginners in RIBBON EMBROIDERY are


If there's anyone who wish to buy The Australian Smocking Magazines and Inspirations Magazines ,please don't hesitate to contact me.I'll try to get them for you.

For those who want to place an order ,please contact me before 15 NOVEMBER 2007.

I can be contacted at umikalsom@yahoo,my shop at THE BERRYBUNCHBOX PORTAL or call me at 019 220 6325 or YM umikalsom

Friday, October 26, 2007

My Shop at GWB

This is the link to my shop


Anyone who is interested to purchase any of the items shown here,feel free to visit my shop .It is easier for me to do business deals and transactions there .

Another link to some of my other items previously sold :

Friday, October 19, 2007

Wedding Pouches

Various designs on wedding pouches.Customers can choose their own designs and type of fabric .Normally, they prefer velvet since the color looks rich and elegent, thus suitable as doorgifts for weddings.

More Cushions

Lace Pouches for occasions(mother/daughter pouches)

These pouches come in set of 2, one for mum and the smaller one for her daughter.