Floral Interpretations for Silk Ribbon (Paperback)Helen Dafter (author)
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Floral Interpretations for Silk Ribbon is beautifully presented. Helen has created a visually attractive book with the use of stunning photography and very pretty watercolours of many varieties of flowers.
A guide to creating beautiful silk embroidered flowers from nature, this book includes beautiful photographs, watercolours and illustrations of flowers. Helen has interpreted these images by creating complete projects of the flowers in silk ribbon in cottage and country garden settings.
Included is a basic guide to fabrics, needles, pattern transfer, silk ribbons, starting/finishing, painted backgrounds and stitching techniques with diagrams. Projects include a variety of flowers, including roses, irises, everlasting/shasta daisies, asters, cornflowers, lavender, buddlia, gardenia, cherry blossom, violets, pansies, hyacinths, foxglove, as well as a small collection of native flowers.
Not only are there projects for individual flowers, there are also complete landscape style embroidered projects showing the flowers in company with one another and in natural or garden settings.
Publisher: Sally Milner Publishing Pty Ltd
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 545 g
Dimensions: 210 x 280 x 10 mm
Ribbon embroidery is not as hard as it sounds, and great fun to do. Because the ribbon is thicker than thread it grows surprisingly quickly, which is great for a beginner. Here are twelve different garden flowers used as inspiration for some beautiful pictures and other projects, based around photographs and paintings.
Australian books always seem to be beautiful, lavishly illustrated with glorious images and this one is no exception. The author's photographs were turned into paintings by her daughter, and these in turn are shown as line drawings and then the final stitched pieces. Some of the line drawings are for developing yourself, but most are a whole project and these are made up into pictures. Used to Search Press' custom of staged photographs for learning new techniques the line drawings are not quite as easy to understand, and there are not quite enough of them, particularly with the large number of written instructions and explanations. I got quite muddled at times, and wished for some photographs to put me right. A total beginner might easily get lost in here, so if you have never attempted this type of embroidery before one of the Search Press titles for beginners would be a better buy. But if you have gone beyond that, and want to adorn your walls (or some plain boxes) with beautiful floral studies then this is the book for you.* Myshelf.com *
This book delivered what the title promised. It comprehensively covered all techniques necessary for beginner but is also ideal to extend and refine techniques already learnt. There are twelve different flower projects and the watercolour studies are delightful. I worked through one of the projects and found the instructions clear and easy to follow. As a newcomer to silk ribbon embroidery this was a lovely book and I found it truly inspirational.
Margaret Cox, St Stephens-in-Brannel* West Country Embroiderers *