Oh my goodness. The words that come to mind! Lavish, Lovely, Luscious - Di van Niekerk and Marina Zherdeva's new silk ribbon embroidery book, Little Flowers in Silk & Organza Ribbon is all of the above! For silk ribbon embroidery enthusiasts, I'm pretty certain all of Di's books are a must for your bookshelves. But silk ribbon embroidery - and the techniques found in this book that I'm reviewing today - goes beyond just the SRE enthusiast. If you are a crazy quilter, if you love stumpwork and three-dimensional embroidery techniques, if you are a flower enthusiast, if you just like pretty things - this book will draw you in and teach you much! First off, like all of Di's books, this one is a beauty. It's one of those books you can leave out on your coffee table, that people who aren't remotely interested in embroidery will browse through and take delight in. The photos, the colors, the abundance - the book is mesmerizing! But the great thing is that Di & Marina combine a gloriously beautiful book with solid instruction. That's a win-win combination for me. I love to look at books, but even more so, I love to read them and learn from them. Even though the projects in this book look elaborate and advanced, I think the newbie to silk ribbon embroidery can definitely venture in, too. All the basics are covered, so if you're just starting out, you'll have the foundation information you need to approach the projects in the book. And the projects! They're all flowers - narcissus, poppies, chamomiles, a rose wreath, strawberry blossoms, a ring of daisies, double roses and blue violets, wild roses and pink blossoms! And there it is, my friends - another glorious book from Di van Niekerk!-Needlenthread.com Being an absolute beginner to ribbon embroidery, I have struggled to find a book that explains and illustrates this attractive form of embroidery as accurately and in such an easy manner to follow as the "Little Flowers in Silk and Organza Ribbon". The quality of the diagrams are clear and very easy to follow along with the techniques which again are clearly explained each step along the way. I particularly liked the idea of using other materials to enhance the work and for me personally this is a book I will enjoy working with. (East Sussex Branch)- Embroiders GuildVom Verlag:
This irresistible step-by-step project book is all about making little flowers in silk and organza ribbon. Using a combination of thread, ribbon embroidery, stumpwork and other techniques, you can produce gorgeous poppies, sweet strawberry blossoms, delightful daffodils and a ring or daisies. Or enjoy creating magnificent wild roses, chamomiles and meadow grass in 3D, lisianthus and lavender, with butterflies and ladybirds and so much more. Packed with information and many new techniques, this book will inspire every silk ribbon enthusiast, from the beginner to the advanced, to share in the joy of learning how to make beautiful life-like flowers and little creatures in ribbon and thread. All completed projects are smaller than A4 size and templates of all the original designs are included, with easy-to-follow instructions on how to layer the embroidery and stumpwork to achieve the exquisite three- dimensional effect. An extensive range of step-by-step photographs as well as a complete gallery of stitches make it virtually impossible to go wrong. This is the first collaboration between internationally acclaimed Di van Niekerk and Russian embroiderer extraordinaire, Marina Zherdeva.
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Buchbeschreibung Search Press Ltd Apr 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 260x193x12 mm. Neuware - Guides you through 12 beautiful projects in ribbon embroidery ranging from the simplistic to more challenging styles. 160 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781782211044