Ribbonwork: The Complete Guide- Techniques for Making Ribbon by Helen Gibb

By Helen Gibb

The great thing about Ribbonwork

The great thing about ribbonwork can't be underestimated, as you'll soon observe after the splendid pages during this booklet, written through ribbon professional Helen Gibb.

This small hardback e-book with spiral-bound pages is the right dimension for toting to type and atmosphere flat at the desk. benefit from the photographs for classic ribbonwork, examine the thoughts for making ribbon plants and leaves, and be encouraged to make the awfully attractive tasks. utilizing the special step by step directions, diagrams, and images, you will soon be in your technique to making ribbon flower compositions to be used in your hats, albums, pillows, dolls, loopy patch, and quilting projects.

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This silk ribbon embroidery composition was the center detail from the front of a vintage sachet, circa 1920. Each flower petal and leaf is made with an embroidery stitch. The stems and flower centers have been stitched with silk thread. Silk Ribbon Embroidery Silk Ribbon Embroidery, on the other hand, is just that: embroidering with ribbons. With delicate, narrow silk ribbons threaded through a large-eyed chenille needle, each flower and leaf is created with a particular embroidery stitch. Ribbon embroidery is often enhanced with embroidery threads used as stems, tiny flower centers, and leaf details.

Cut the ribbon after the amount of tail you want is determined. • Use the knot technique as a bud or flower. Simply tie a plain knot and tuck the raw edges under the knot. Secure with stitches at the back of the knot. It’s a bit fiddly, but the result is nice. The three-knot flower buds are made from 1" wide velvet, 1" wide pink double-faced silk-satin ribbon, and 1½" wide wire-edge ribbon. To make a bigger flower, add a few petals and then a ruffle as shown in the plum flowers in the second photo.

A box covered in fabric and topped with ribbon flowers is a must for your bedroom dresser—or give it as a keepsake box for a bride or a grandchild. We can add a little charm into our décor by sprucing up the living room or bedroom with new pillows, all decorated with beautiful ribbons and ribbon flowers. Learn from the past, enjoy it in the present, and pass it on to the next generation. Carnations made from very narrow gold-edged ribbon with ribbon-embroidered leaves and stems decorate the neckline of a velvet dress, circa 1930.

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