If the opulent pincushion by Helen Dafter in last month’s issue of Homespun whetted your appetite for ribbon embroidery, you’ll want to add Christen Brown’s primer on creating ribbonwork flowers to your bookshelf. Using just seven different knots annd stitches, Christen provides detailed instructions, generously illustrated with photographs, to make more than 120 different flowers from ribbon. As the examples on the front cover demonstrate, they are absolutely exquisite. She’s include a guide to choosing and caring for ribbons, basic stitches and some tips for designing your own flowers. The inspirational gallery of her own pieces will illustrate the many ways in which you’ll be able to incorporate your creations in craft projects, wearable art and jewelry.
--Australian Homespun Magazine; September 2012
About the Author
Christine Brown has been creating with fibre and fabric since childhood. She began creating wearable art after studying fashion design.