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The Silk Ribbon Embroidery Bible by Joan Gordon is designed to appeal to the beginner stitcher as well as the more advanced embroiderer. Features 60 ribbon embroidery stitches and includes patterns for over 50 delightful motifs.

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Silk Ribbon Embroidery Bible
The Essential Illustrated Reference To Designs and Techniques

Author: Joan Gordon
Pages: 256
Page size: 7" x 8"
Publisher: kp books
Cover: Hard
Item Code: 4G4E0790
Weight: 1.7 lb

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Designed to appeal to the beginner stitcher as well as the more advanced embroiderer, this book will become an essential reference for anyone working with ribbon embellishments.

  • Provides practical advice on the materials required and important techniques
  • Features comprehensive step-by-step instructions for over 60 ribbon embroidery stitches
  • Includes patterns for over 50 delightful motifs intended to inspire you, from the simplest single flower to the most enchanting cottage garden


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About the Author

Joan Gordon is a professional textile and craft designer and dressmaker. For many years she has worked as a consultant with several sewing and craft companies based in Australia and the United States, and has conducted workshops at national craft shows inh Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Britain. Her work has appeared in several magazines including Better Homes, Family Circle, Australian Stitches, Popular Crafts, Sewing World and My Weekly.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
How to Use This Book 10
Equipment and Techniques 12
Ribbons 14
Threading and Turning Ribbon 16
Fabrics 20
Preparing the Fabric 22
Frames 24
Needles 27
Additional Equipment 28
Transferring Images 30
Creating Backgrounds 34
Dyeing Silk Ribbon 38
Mounting 40
Framing 42
Care of Finished Pieces 44
Stitch Collection 46
Ribbon Stitch Selector 48
Straight Stitches 58
Straight Stitch 58
Looped Straight Stitch 59
Twisted Straight Stitch 60
Padded Straight Stitch 61
Detached Stitches 62
Fly Stitch 62
Ribbon Stitch 63
Grab Stitch 64
Detached Chain Stitch 65
Twisted Detached Chain Stitch 66
Loop Stitch Bow 67
Ribbon Filler 68
Knots 69
Colonial Knot 69
French Knot 70
Combined Stitches 71
Bullion Knot & Detached Chain Stitch 71
Detached Chain Stitch & Straight Stitch 72
Running Stitch & Colonial Knot 73
Linked and Woven Stitches 74
Wheatear Stitch 74
Fern Stitch 75
Chained Feather Stitch 76
Ribbon Weaving 77
Cretan Stitch 78
Open Cretan Stitch 79
Chevron Stitch 80
Fishbone Stitch 81
Herringbone Stitch 82
Open Chain Stitch 83
Decorative Stitches 84
Satin Stitch 84
Couching 85
Star Stitch 86
Upright Cross Stitch 87
Rosette Chain Stitch 88
Flowers and Leaves 89
Ribbon Leaf 89
Gathered Ribbon Leaf 90
Flower Bud 91
Gathered Ribbon Flower 92
Scrunched Gathered Flower 93
Stem Stitch 94
Stamens 95
Pansy 96
Snowdrop 97
Primrose 98
Closed Iris 99
Lily 100
Daisy 101
Ivy 102
Holly 103
Pine Cone 104
Basic Fuchsia 105
Chinese Lantern 106
Bleeding Heart 107
Cattail 108
Roses 109
Rosebud 109
Padded Rosebud 110
Concertina Rose 111
Spider Web Rose 112
Folded Ribbon Rose 113
Twirled Ribbon Rose 114
Insects, Birds and Animals 115
Parrot 115
Dragonfly 116
Sheep 117
Fish 118
Butterfly 119
Additional Embroidery Stitches 120
Chain Stitch and Whipped Chain Stitch 122
Buttonhole Stitch 123
Buttonhole Bar 123
Buttonhole Flowers and Wheels 124
Knotted Blanket Stitch 125
Back Stitch 126
Split Stitch 126
Bullion Knot 127
Shaded Satin Stitch 128
Pendant Couching 129
Scale Couching 129
Woven and Whipped Circles 130
Shisha Stitch 131
Applying Beads and Sequins 132
Tete-de-boeuf Stitch 134
Blanket Stitch 134
Applique 135
Motif Library 136
Balloons 138
Closed Iris 140
Silk and Organza Daisies 142
Flowerinjg Barrow 144
Native Lily Pond 146
Holiday Wreath 148
Beaded Holiday Wreath 150
Sunflower 152
Poinsettias 154
Poppies 156
Rainbow Daisies 158
Say It With Flowers 160
Climbing Flowers 162
Twirled Rose Keepsake 164
Rose Bouquet 166
Seashell 168
Cornflowers 170
Field Daisies 172
Dragonfly 174
Celebration 176
Borders 178
Magical Garden 182
Alphabet with Colonial Knot Roses 184
Alphabet with Cornflowers and Apple Blossoms 186
Alphabet with Daisies and Black-eyed Susans 188
Alphabet with Pansies 190
Alphabet with Roses 192
Alphabet with Canterbury Bells and Delphiniums 194
Alphabet with Forget-me-nots and Violets 196
Gathered Rose 198
Roses and Cupids Garland 200
Rose Bowl 202
Butterflies of Australia 204
Flower Border 206
Grape Arbor 208
Iceland Poppies 210
Barcelona Mosaic 212
Strawberry Delight 214
Twig Heart 216
Swag of Ribbon Flowers 218
Summer Day 220
Weeping Willow Garden 222
Victorian Tree 224
Chrysanthemum 226
Flower Triangle 228
Spider Chrysanthemum 230
Flower Garland 232
Lavender Thyme 234
Hearts and Flowers 236
Ribbon Bouquet 238
Lilac in Springtime 240
Pom Pom Chrysanthemum 242
Country Garden 244
Bella Rosa 247
Glossary 250
Designers and Suppliers 252
Index 254
Acknowledgments 256

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Butterflies of Australia


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