Thousands are discovering the exquisite effects that can be achieved through the exciting new range of ribbon colors and textures. Get in on the fun. Try these 30 elegant projects specially designed to help explore ribbon basics, and then combine them with cross stitch and canvaswork to create ribbon embroidery at its best. Start with the tips on choosing background fabrics and a guided tour to today's vast choices of types of ribbon. Then follow the instructions on how to work with ribbon to create the samplers displayed in life-size full-color samplers. Closeup drawings show how to use ribbon creatively by gathering and weaving it onto the surface of the fabric to make beautifully delicate flowers and foliage that you can enhance with beadwork and surface embroidery; or stitch the ribbon through the fabric to produce a totally different, almost painterly effect. Apply your newfound skills to all sorts of items you want to decorate: cards, pictures, bags, boxes, sewing accessories, and clothing. Projects include a sewing-box set with gathered ribbon flowers; ribbon-embroidered boxes; a personalized wedding card with a garland of hearts and doves; and 27 more.
Frequently seen in the Victorian era but out of fashion for a long while after that, embroidered ribbon decoration has made a strong comeback and is once again a much-used adornment and a very popular craft. To help beginners get started, and to encourage stitchers of all levels to experiment with various techniques, these 30 projects are organized in increasing complexity, from an easy pincushion and needlecase, to an intermediate dressing-table set or picture frame, to a more complex evening ensemble. For added interest, a number of the projects incorporate beads, metallic threads, sequins, or lace in addition to a multitude of ribbons and a variety of background fabrics. One minor drawback: since the book is British, some of the materials specified may not be readily available in the U.S., but very close substitutes can easily be found. --Amy Handy
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Descrizione libro Sterling Pub Co Inc, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0715308270