This new edition of this best-selling book, first published in 2004, is a must have for all lovers of ribbon embroidery and stumpwork. It is suitable for first-time embroiderers as well as those who wish to brush up on certain techniques. In addition to modified text to suit techniques and materials available on the market today, the names and colors of the threads and ribbons used in the design have been updated. Also included are lots of new photographs and a completely new layout.
The book remains unique in its combination of ribbon embroidery and stumpwork. The twelve panels are each individually explained with step-by-step photographs and instructions, including a comprehensive guide to all the needles, thread and ribbons required. There are over 30 models to learn from, making this the ideal book for anyone wishing to learn how to make many different flowers, leaves and little creatures in a gorgeous flower sampler. A comprehensive stitch glossary with illustrations of more than 40 stitches is an excellent reference that can be used for much more than just the book sampler. The interesting techniques in this book can also be used for crazy patchwork, quilts, fiber arts, card making, making box lids and enhancing knitted and felted backgrounds or clothing and accessories.
Di van Niekerk is a professional fibre arts teacher and designer and has her own range of silk and organza ribbon and printed panels for embroidery that are exported world-wide. She is regularly invited to teach at needlecraft conventions in South Africa and abroad and her best-selling books have been translated into many languages. Crafters from all over the world visit her interactive website: dicraft.co.za.
Di loves to teach and is always willing to answer questions about her books, products, techniques and stitches. Her mission is to teach silk ribbon embroidery, integrating it with other crafts such as card making, jewellery making, knitting, crazy quilting, fibre art and dress design and to show just how easy, enjoyable and rewarding this hobby really is! Di has written ten books on embroidery, including Roses in silk and organza ribbon, A perfect world in ribbon embroidery and stumpwork and Little flowers in silk and organza ribbon.