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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Search Press (November 11, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782211047
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782211044
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

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!-Needlenthread.com 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)- Embroiders Guild

About the Author

An artistically inclined mother and a keen interest in all things beautiful got Di Van Niekerk off to an early start as an embroiderer. Her love for this discipline soon became her livelihood and starting an embroidery business was just another natural progression for this talented crafter. She opened her first shop in the Natal Midlands and when the family decided to uproot and move to Johannesburg, along went the business. After four years of running one of Johannesburg's most successful embroidery shops, the family's urge to settle in Cape Town became too strong to ignore. Di now lives in the Mother City where she runs two successful embroidery shops. The end product of her latest interest, hand painting her own range of silk and organza ribbons for embroidery, is marketed to retail outlets worldwide.

More About the Author

Di began with needlecrafts at a very young age and she is always fascinated by colour and texture. She started teaching in the early eighties, and when there were too many students on the waiting list, she began to design kits with instructions so that needle crafters could teach themselves how to stitch.

She has taught patchwork, appliqué, candlewicking, quilting, ribbon embroidery and stumpwork and has written nine best-selling books which have been translated into several languages.

Di also produces her own range of silk and organza ribbons which guarantee a life-like finish.

Crafters from all over the world visit her website: www.dicraft.co.za and they order her books, ribbons, printed panels, DVDs safely online. Orders are processed and shipped to all corners of the globe on a daily basis.

She says "I love to teach silk ribbon embroidery and am always willing to help with any questions about my books and products, or silk ribbon embroidery techniques and stitches"

So do feel free to join her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/divanniekerkfanpage to see close-up photography which could teach you more about this fascinating craft. You can also email her at di@dicraft.co.za

Mission: To teach silk ribbon embroidery to young and to old and to show just how easy, enjoyable, and rewarding this hobby really is!

Products available from her website:
Books and DVDs on silk ribbon embroidery and stumpwork
Di's Silk and Organza Ribbons
Printed Panels: Beautiful images printed onto pure cotton, in full colour
Silk and cotton threads
Supplies/haberdashery for embroidery



The requirements for the projects in Di's books are available from stockists worldwide. Visit www.dicraft.co.za and click on the stockist worldwide button to locate a store nearby or e mail Di for details.

Di's latest book "Embroidered Alphabets with ribbon embroidery" is a perfect companion for needle crafters. This book will show you how to make lovely monograms and words to personalize a gift for that special occasion or friend.

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Projects are beautiful and inspiring.
J. Broughan
The instruction at the beginning of the book is geared towards beginners, making the book accessible to determined beginners and beyond.
Mary Corbet
Excellent little volume, with nifty ideas and clear directions for creating them.
TravelingJane

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mary Corbet on July 8, 2014
Format: Paperback
Little Flowers in Silk & Organza Ribbon is another lovely book from Di van Niekerk. It's an instructional book as well as a project book - and the projects within are gorgeous! The instruction at the beginning of the book is geared towards beginners, making the book accessible to determined beginners and beyond.

At the beginning of the book, you'll find all the pertinent information on setting up a project, on necessary tools and materials, on choosing ribbons and fabrics, and so forth. Then, the author instructs on the basics of silk ribbon embroidery, using clear text and step-by-step photos. There are eight floral projects presented in the book, from narcissus to poppies to chamomiles, roses, strawberry blossoms, violets - all of them are gorgeous! Finally, the book ends with a stitch dictionary for easy reference.

If you love ribbon embroidery, if you are a crazy quilter, if you're fascinated by stumpwork and three-dimensional embroidery techniques, if you're a flower enthusiast, or if you just love pretty things, you'll probably want this one on your shelf! It will teach you how to create realistic, sumptuous flowers out of silk and organza ribbon, so that you can go forth and adorn your world with them!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Magnoliarose on July 11, 2014
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Best book written regarding ribbon embroidery, Projects included are interesting . Have not done ribbon embroidery,still reading .materials and recommendation from the author are highly regarded. One of the best I purchased. Will treasure this book together
with A-Z Silk ribbon flower by Ann Cox, great combination.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CosmoTopper53 on July 10, 2014
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You want this book! The beautiful 3D flowers and embellishments are well described including how to avoid common problems like fraying. Even if you're not ready to jump into the projects, the photography is worth the relatively inexpensive price. Buy it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Eunice F. Wachtveitl on July 10, 2014
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This beautiful book arrived just yesterday so have not had tome to actually follow instructions in the book but it looks wonderful as almost all the Australian Craft books are. I want to go to that country!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Broughan on August 5, 2014
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Step by step directions, even how to burn ribbon/silk edges. Very detailed photos, you can see the threads on the silk. Projects are beautiful and inspiring. Very glad to own it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MARY K BEARD on August 16, 2014
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too fabulous a book and the talented ladies - so glad I got it so I can progress in my flowers for crazy quilting!!
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