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Silk Ribbon Embroidery: Designs and Techniques [Paperback]

Ann Cox
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1 July 2002
A complete step-by-step guide showing how to create an amazing range of exquisite, delicately embroidered silk ribbon flowers, using a surprisingly small number of stitches. Over a hundred photographs demonstrate the techniques - which clearly illustrate how to make roses, hollyhocks, geraniums, Canterbury bells, fuchsias, lilies, irises, poppies, primulas, Chinese lanterns and much more more...Backgrounds can be painted to add perspective and interest to garden scenes - and to enhance still life arrangements. You can also learn how to colour ribbons and to create stems, branches, tree trunks, grasses and containers. From tiny buds and leaves to stunning bouquets of flowers and landscapes, this practical, easy-to-follow guide is packed with inspirational ideas and practical information.

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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Search Press Ltd (1 July 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0855329483
  • ISBN-13: 978-0855329488
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 323,110 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you have never seen silk ribbon embroidery before you are in for a surprise, as it seems every flower can be made with ribbon, from honeysuckle to wisteria with delightful fushia, delphiniums and aster in between. If you have any left over ribbon from your cakes put it to good use and start a new hobby! --Cake Craft & Decoration, July 08

About the Author

First and foremost, Ann Cox is a silk ribbon embroidery designer who runs her own company selling silk ribbons and kits. She teaches at colleges of further education, takes classes in her own studio and gives talks to clubs and guilds. She is also a professional cake decorator, a very keen gardener and is interested in many other crafts, especially those relating to flowers. Ann lives with her husband, Ashley, in a small village near Southampton in Hampshire.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
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Check out the Euphorbia and Yarrow pictured on the cover (details within). You don't have to read the notes on the author to discover that Ann Cox is a keen gardener as well as a gifted artist and embroiderer. She knows and loves her flowers well, interpreting them in ribbon with a simplicity and clarity which makes the reader eager to try it themselves. The complete novice could pick up this book and quickly gain sufficient confidence and skill to compose their own artworks. From the sixty different flowers illustrated, even the well-experienced ribbon artist is lkely to find another source of inspiration.
This is not a book which tells you where to use your new skill, that is left to your own imagination. Neither does it suggest ribbon materials beyond silk (although you cannot help but think silk ribbon may be more than enough!).
This is a book of flowers, all kinds of flowers. If you want teddybears or butterflies, look elsewhere but don't worry: the skills learned from this excellent teacher will serve you well whatever you try next. Definitely five-star value.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book 21 Jan 2002
By A Customer
This book is a pleasure to use.I particularly like the way it is set out as it is very clear. Ann Cox demonstrates the different flowers that can be achieved with any one particular stitch just by adapting different materials and techniques I would recommend it for beginners and advanced stitchers as it is inspirational.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning in silk 23 April 2003
By A Customer
Following on from her first book, this book gives the reader a new selection of flowers to stitch, with clear photographs and descriptions making it easy to recreate the flowers and their painted backgrounds.
A knowledge of silk ribbon embroidery would be an advantage before trying the projects in this book, but would be suitable for both an advanced beginner and an experienced stitcher.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delivers exactly what it promises 12 July 2009
By Sallie
I was looking for a book which could provide me with a complete overview as well as skill development. This book is it - it starts at just the right level and is suitable for the complete beginner as well as the more experienced embroiderer. Fabulously illustrated with clear understandable instructions with some great projects to get you going and keep you going. Highly recommend this book to the beginner.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beginners guide to silk ribbon embroidery 14 April 2013
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I had been on a craft day. and enjoyed the challenge and have found the book to be really helpful and am sure will enjoy the book and have fun
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