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The appeal of ribbon embroidery is timeless and thousands of embroiderers have been captivated by its ease of use and fabulous results. Here you will find every stitch and technique fully explained with step by step photographs and clear instructions. Accomplished embroiderers have compiled advice on choosing ribbons, fabrics, needles and frames, as well as a host of other hints and tips. There are forty exquisite designs with full detail provided on the materials and stitches used for every element and a helpful Ribbon Embroidery Index directing you to the appropriate step-by-steps for each technique. Templates, a pattern key and a comprehensive index make this a must-have manual for anyone wanting to learn or brush up on ribbon embroidery skills.
Compiled by the expert team at Country Bumpkin, renowned Australian publishers of embroidery books and magazines.
Find the stitches, techniques and inspiration to create ribbon embroidery projects. Forty embroideries will keep you busy with an embroidery key, stitches, template and order of work. The projects are by different designers and there is something to suit every taste. I love the daffodils and tulips by Helen Eriksson and her Hyacinths are amazing. This book should suit everyone from beginner upwards. Hundreds of step-by-step photos ensure you can create fabulous roses and other flowers. It's an update on an older book and forms a comprehensive reference on the subject.
This addition to the A-Z collection is comprehensive and fantastically detailed in both text and pictures. Here, othing is glossed over to make projects appear and simpler to produce. Thye instructions for making that classic ribbon motif, a folded rose, are a good example. Some books give only the intitial instructions for starting the rose continuing 'carry on until you have made a rose'. Refreshingly, this version is explained in genuinely step-by-step style over two pages each step accompanied by clear photographs and text. Basic techniques foundation stitches are covered in depth and clarity, such as how to produce the essential, delicately curved looped ribbon stitch, here shown in six clear, distinct stages. Enticing projects designed by a wide range of textiles artists specialising in this luxurious work are also included, making this an excellent addition to your stitch reference library. As well as the flowers you might reasonably expect to see wrought in ribbon, you'll also find enchanting motifs like seagulls, teddy bears and even ghosts, making this an invaluable design reference tool for diverse applications.
Part of the Classics A-Z series, Ribbon Embroidery is a beautiful book that introduces the reader to an array or ribbon embroidery stitches and techniques that are fully explained with clear instructions. There are more than 40 embroidery designs included, by different designers, covering everything from flowers to cute little bears. There are full templates at the back and hundreds of step by step photos to ensure you can create fabulous projects. It's a comprehensive reference on the subject and a complete manual for the beginner through to the advanced embroiderer.
Anyone wishing to build a comprehensive library of sewing books need look no further than the superb A-Z series, covering at least twenty different topics. This latest comprehensive manual includes detailed pictorial instructions for forty different stitches and techniques using beautiful silk ribbons, plus forty delightful designs to sew. In full colour throughout, this book is highly recommended for both beginner and the more experience sewer.
By Country Bumpkin