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Ribbonwork, The Complete Guide by Helen Gibb, a small hardback book with spiral pages, includes photos of vintage ribbonwork, techniques for making ribbon flowers and step-by-step instructions for making ribbon flower compositions to use on hats, albums, pillows and quilting projects.

If you enjoy this book, you won't want to miss it's companion DVD, Beginner's Guide to Ribbonwork. Now you can have permanent access to all Helen's ribbon ideas and techniques - all in one DVD. Helen's technique book - Ribbonwork The Complete Guide - goes hand in hand with this comprehensive DVD. The techniques in the book are on the DVD. Watching this DVD is like having private lessons with Helen.



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Ribbonwork
The Complete Guide
Techniques for Making Ribbon Flowers and Trimmings

Author: Helen Gibb
Pages: 255
Page size: 7" x 8 1/2"
Publisher: Krause Publications
Cover: Hard

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The Beauty of Ribbonwork cannot be underestimated, as you will soon discover after looking at the sumptuous pages in this book, written by ribbon expert Helen Gibb.

This small hardback book with spiral pages is the perfect size for toting to class and setting flat on the table. Enjoy the photos of vintage ribbonwork, learn the techniques for making ribbon flowers and leaves and be inspired to make the incredibly beautiful projects. Using the detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams and photos, you'll soon be on your way to making ribbon flower compositions for use on your hats, albums, pillows, dolls, crazy patch and quilting projects.

Author  Helen GibbAbout the Author

Helen was born in Sydney, Australia, and now lives in the United States of America.

"Growing up in Australia during the 1950's and 1960's, I wasn't particularly interested in sewing or embroidery," says Helen. "The only sewing project I finished in primary school was a shower cap and an apron!"

Helen's ribbonwork journey started in the late 1990s with the purchase of an Edwardian driving hat, and later, a black mourning bonnet complete with black ribbon embellishments. An antique book on old millinery techniques was also purchased and in the back of that book were some simplified instructions on how to make a ribbon rose. Since then, Helen has acquired several old books about ribbonwork and some lovely samples of vintage ribbon flowers and items from the 1920's, many of which are shown on the pages of this book.

With a vast store of self taught ribbon techniques and access to ribbons from France, Japan, and Germany, Helen's talents in ribbonwork are evident throughout the pages of this book and her other two ribbon books—The Secrets of Fashioning Ribbon Flowers, and Heirloom Ribbonwork.

Helen's ribbonwork has been showcased in numerous magazines, including Better Homes and Gardens and Doll Costuming in the USA, and Embroidery and Cross Stitch Magazine in Australia. In addition, Helen is a regular guest on HGTV's The Carol Duvall Show, and she appears on PBS's Creative Living and on network TV news programs in Denver.

Helen lives in Colorado with her husband Jim, where they enjoy the Rocky Mountains. When not doing ribbonwork, Helen loves to read and solve crossword puzzles. She also sings with Rocky Mountain Chorale.

 

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Ribbonwork Design

Ribbonwork Design

 

 

 

Table of Contents

 
Foreword 8
Introduction 10
Chapter 1: Ribbonwork from the 1920's: A Retrospective 12
Chapter 2: The Supplies for Ribbonwork 32
Chapter 3: Getting Started 48
Chapter 4: Techniques: Stamens, Calyxes and Stems 54
Chapter 5: Techniques: Twisting, Knotting, Shirring, Ruching, Gathering, Creating Bows and Pleating 66
Chapter 6: Techniques: Cut Flowers and Tubes 88
Chapter 7: Techniques: U-Gather and All Its Variations 100
Chapter 8: Techniques: Folding Ribbon and Petals 122
Chapter 9: Techniques: Leaves 150
Chapter 10: Bits and Pieces, Odds and Ends 166
Chapter 11: Easy Projects 180
Chapter 12: More Challenging Projects 206
Bibliography 249
Resources 250
Index 252
About the Author 255
Wire Edge Ribbon
Wire Edge Ribbon

 

Small Flowers on Lace
Small Flowers on Lace

 

Lily
Lily

 

Leaves
Leaves

Tulips and LeavesFolding Ribbon and Petals
Tulips and Leaves & Folding Ribbon and Petals

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U-Gather Roses and Technique

 



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