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Little Flowers in Silk & Organza

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Little Flowers in Silk & Organza.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Di van Niekerk(Author) Marina Zherdeva(Author)

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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.

July 14 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) * Embroiderer's Guild * July 14 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! * * June/July 2015 What sets these artists' work apart is that they fearlessly combine techniques drawn from stumpwork, mixed media and conventional thread embroidery with specific ribbon embroidery stitches to create stunningly dimensional pieces. As you'd expect from an experienced author and tutor like Di, the basics are covered with great clarity. Collaborating here with Marina for the first time, together they combine media and techniques that are truly inspirational, with the authors just as likely to add shells and stones to a piece as ribbon or thread. Dyed silk rods become wild roses, while a humble candle is used to seal and form organza into realistically curved leaves and petals. Sumpwork is wonderfully 3d but labour intensive but, here a 3D strawberry is made not in needlelace but from a gathered circle of ribbon, stuffed with wooly fibre, with the achenes (indented speckles) suggested by a few straight stitches - simple but effective, as is so much in this highly desirable book. An added bonus is the authors' recipe for making your own anti-fray liquid glue for sealing and strengthening cut ribbon shapes - which is worth the book's cover price alone. * Stitch *

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  • By Mrs Sandra Giles on 18 July 2017

    It was more about sewing flowers onto material, thought it was about making flowers, but disappointed

  • By c neale on 25 April 2017

    wonderful book

  • By Reading Rockspider on 10 June 2014

    As with all her previous books, this one is of high quality; clearly set out; inspirational and beautiful in its own right. For the ribbon embroiderer, this is another brilliant source book and belongs in every library.

  • By Catherine Adam on 18 June 2014

    I chose this book because I like silk ribbon embroidery. I was hoping to learn something new and be able to use the book to make my clothes and accessories unusual. I don't think I'll be able to use these designs on clothing as they wouldn't be durable so I was a little disappointed, this is why I miss a good browse around a real bookshop. However the designs are beautiful and I shall probably find a use for some of the techniques.

  • By Alison Dando on 25 August 2016

    Bought this for a gift for someone to give them inspiration, based on a previous Amazon review by someone who seemed to know what they were talking about. Hope that it does the job for my gift recipient. Great little ideas

  • By lesley on 25 May 2016

    Great little book with detailed instructions and inspiring photographs to guide you right through the process. highly recommended

  • By Guest on 5 May 2016

    Thank you for fast delivery.Very nice book with a detail describtion and colour pictures how to make different projects.

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