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Ribbonwork: The Complete Guide- Techniques for Making Ribbon Flowers and Trimmings Spiral-bound – July 23, 2004


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  • Spiral-bound: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publications (July 23, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873497503
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873497503
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.2 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #353,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The instructions are clear and easy to follow.
Jaleta Clegg
Binding is an added plus since the book lays completely flat so you can work from it while your hands are free to craft.
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My wife is very happy with the book and the service was excellent.
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80 of 81 people found the following review helpful By jeanneb on August 6, 2005
Format: Spiral-bound
As a collector of books on needlework, ribbon embroidery and ribbonwork(including several by Helen Gibb), I first look at the projects in photographs. If they appeal to me for inspiration and offer a level of sophistication coupled with great color, quality of media used and good composition, I buy and value the book.

Helen's book is a good example of the above. Several of her projects are roses in vases and indeed they are stunning. The combinations of color leap out at me. I am especially a pushover for pink and green combinations and the folded cabochon rose technique, but the one that was most eyecatching was her "Victorian era color scheme" on page 197. Beautiful indeed!

As there are many incredible techniques utilizing ribbons, I must also note that this book is not for the ribbon "embroiderer" per se as Helen's flowers are not formed by embroidery but almost 3 dimensionally raised and "planted" on the surface. As a ribbon afficionado though, I like to combine different techniques in my projects.

This book also has good pictorial instruction and directions along with needed supplies so I would altogether recommend this book highly.
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Elisha Granger on August 7, 2004
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Although this is not the penultimate ribbon book, it's a great primer for the novice and experienced. The book lies flat and this is great when you are creating a piece. There are some new ideas and color combinations which I liked. This is a buy book.
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By N. Keck on January 3, 2007
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I am completely in love with this book! I have learned to make the most beautiful resemblance of natures perfect jewell, the flower, from a simple silk ribbon. Some of these perfect little creations look so lifelike it just makes you smile! The author not only provides complete step by step instructions for each bud, leaf, or flower, but pictures of each, as well as some simple and elegant projects to get you started. If you think you may enjoy this craft of old, this is the book for you.

The author does encourage us to choose high quality ribbons for your projects, and this I find to be the best advice in my experience so far. Silk ribbons are suggested for many of the flowers. Silks are pricey so shop around for the best price and ask for samples when available. The only negative about this book is the lack of resource suggestions other than the authors own webstore. There are many trim and ribbon stores on the internet that can be located with your favorite search engine. Check the yellow pages to see if you have a trim and fabric store in your own neighborhood as well. Enjoy!
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By K. Crider on March 13, 2006
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Excellent easy to follow instructions. Pictures very helpful.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By N. Campbell on October 2, 2005
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If you love ribbon embroidery and decorative ribbon work, you will love this book. It is filled with beautiful pictures of antique ribbon art as well as modern uses for ribbon decoration. There are clear and concise instructions for completing the ribbon projects contained in the book. I was inspired to start a ribbon project immediately from reading this book.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Noel D. Fossilo on February 24, 2006
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I found this book met all of my expectations, It was easy to follow and understand and contained comprehensive illustrations.

I am very pleased with my purchase and found the book very usefull in that it met all of my needs.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By E. Satterwhite on February 25, 2006
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BEAUTIFUL book...worth having just to look at the pictures. BUT the flowers appear to be more difficult to make than I expected.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl Nowka on January 30, 2007
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This is the 3rd book I've bought on making ribbon flowers and it is certainly the one to make it easier for you. Her flower directons make your ribbon flowers look like the ones you buy.
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