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A step-by-step approach to silk ribbon embroidery. All the questions you ever wanted to ask in a silk ribbon embroidery class answered for you, with illustrations and instructions. The lessons in the book are based on the very popular workshops conducted by Helen throughout Australia and New Zealand. She is renowned internationally for her previous books. The lessons are followed by a variety of projects suitable for beginner to intermediate silk ribbon embroiderers. Beautiful colour photographs throughout.
Progress through easy and informative lessons in silk ribbon embroidery
Master the skills for this charming craft and move on to the beautiful yet simple projects
A must-have for anyone considering starting silk ribbon embroidery
Helen Dafter is a well-known Australian embroiderer and author of embroidery books. She travels extensively doing workshops and has a flourishing embroidery business selling her own designs and kits.
The art of silk ribbon embroidery dates back to the early 17th century when it was used mainly to embellish court garments, the uniforms of high-ranking military officers and the vestments and regalia of the clergy. Since its heyday, ribbon embroidery has enjoyed varying degrees of popularity, but it is a very satisfying technique as it's quite quick to do and the results are wonderfully decorative.
The information and skills needed for success with silk ribbon embroidery are presented in a clear and interesting way and the four lovely projects allow you to put all of the techniques into practice.
By Helen Dafter