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Silk Ribbon Flowers
Twenty To Make series
Ann Cox

Search Press
27 August 2015 / ISBN 9781782211075
How-To Books/Embroidery

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde


Transform silk ribbon into beautiful flowers to enhance clothes, accessories, quilts and corsages. Although the author's previous books are better for the total tyro, you don't need to know a lot to tackle these projects. At the front of the book are two pages showing you how to do the few stitches you need, and these include staged photographs for foolproof stitching. The rest of the book is filled with twenty flowers, each one consisting of a full page photograph (often giving an idea for use) plus materials and written instructions. There are often close-ups or helpful diagrams showing something tricky, and a template if necessary. Choose from temperate garden favorites such as a classic rose, fuchsias, red poppy, cornflower, pansy, sunflower and Christmas poinsettia, to name a few. At the back is a useful page of tips. This is a very user-friendly book that is sure to get many more people converted to embroidering with ribbon, and is a particularly impressive entry in the Twenty To Make series.

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UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Popular Crafts and other magazines. Her craft blog is Green Thoughts
Reviewed 2015