Silk Ribbon Embroidery Books

A to Z Ribbon Flowers - Ann Cox

What a book! A comprehensive reference book on the methods of embellishing silk ribbon embroidery. You will learn to understand how to put a background together by painting or hot-iron transfer method using your scanner and printer and special iron-on transfer paper. Other methods of transferring images to your fabric are discussed. You will also learn how to sew ribbon to make flowers and hand paint them for more detail on simply gorgeous silk ribbon floral pictures (ah the Wisteria!). Each flower that represents a letter looks almost real as Ann pays close attention to detail. You will once again pick up your ribbons and be inspired to embroider again. Holiday gifts can be made ANY time of the year.

Price $24.95
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The Handbook of Silk Ribbon Embroidery - Ann Cox

Outstanding! A spiral bound book of silk ribbon embroidered flowers that fits perfectly in your sewing basket for take alongs. Using 3 basic stitches and gathering techniques learn how to stitch over 35 different flowers including roses, geraniums, irises, pansies, sweet peas and more. Over 15 more detailed projects will take your skills even further, all with templates and full instructions provided.

Price $21.95
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Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies in Ribbon Embroidery & Stumpwork

By Di van Niekerk of South Africa, well known silk ribbon embroideress. Such a pretty book filled with lots of pretty pictures of silk ribbon embellished pictures of the flower fairies that have been so popular in the past 20 years. Within it's pages you'll find instructions for completing five Flower Fairies (prints available just ask) of the Periwinkle Fairy, Black Medick Fairies, White Clover Fairy, Stork's Bill Fairy and the Red Clover Fairy. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions will show you how to embroidery the pretty flowers and leaves in silk and organza ribbon; use organza and silky threads to make the fairies delicate stumpwork wings; make applique' leaves and petals using organza and silk ribbon; create charming stumpwork insects; dress the fairies in layers of organza and embroider their hair; make the fairies; clothing in long and short stitch; create 3-dimensional designs using color, texture and shapes. An all around fun book to have around.

Price $29.95
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Silk Ribbon Embroidery - A workshop Approach for Beginners Helen Dafter

This slim volume draws on author Helen Dafter's twelve years of experience in conducting hundreds of workshops, both in Australia and overseas. Here the information and skills needed for success with silk ribbon embroidery are presented in an interesting and informative manner. The diagrams and instructions will give embroiderers, at both beginner and advanced levels, the knowledge and confidence to try this needle art without structured classes or supervision by a qualified tutor.

Price $14.95
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Iron-On Transfer Pencil - Blue

An iron-on transfer pencil for you to copy designs onto your fabric. It's very easy to use. Using a regular sharp pencil, trace out your design onto tracing paper or vellum, turn the paper over and with the iron-on pencil trace over the design. Turn the paper over and place the side with the blue pencil lines onto the fabric and iron the design onto your fabric. Et Voila! Your design is on your fabric ready for embroidery. Can be used about 2-3 times before you need to re-trace the design with the pencil.

This is a perfect way to get embroidery designs onto your 'canvas' waiting for your embroidery.

One note: We suggest you do a test image on a piece of scrap fabric so you understand how to transfer a design before marking your main fabric. The pencil markings do NOT totally wash out so make certain to completely cover the lines with your embroidery.

Price $3.25
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Embroidered Silk Ribbon Treasures by Helen Dafler - $19.95

A bind-up of the two popular books by Helen Dafter a well-known Australian embroiderer, Embroidered Treasures for Silk Ribbon Books 1 and 2, this book combines all the wonderful projects in one volume.  Includes 20 fabulous projects, all with full instructions, templates and color plates.    You will find lots to inspire you in this book.

Price $19.95
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Back in stock! This is the book which answered all your questions on how to do Silk Ribbon Embroidery! Learn how to create beautiful flowers using silk ribbon embroidery techniques, including foxgloves, roses, hydrangeas, delphiniums, primroses, geraniums, irises, poppies and much more. Only a few stitches are needed to create exquisite designs. All the techniques are explained using step by step photography and instructions, and there are clear diagrams with every project. There are also full instructions on how to paint and stencil fabric backgrounds. Suitable for beginners and experienced embroiderers. This timeless best-seller has been redesigned to appeal to the modern embroiderer. First published by Search Press in 1998.

Price $25.95
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Kari Mecca & Kathy Awender  Silk Ribbon Weaving & Embroidery $18.00

Such a lovely book filled with creative ideas and projects for you to make.  Includes instructions for making a basic pillow, a flower glossary and stitch glossary as well as instructions for learning how to weave ribbon.  Complete patterns for all projects included.  

The projects include:
  • A silk heart sachet,
  • A limited weave sachet
  • Rose trellis
  • Woven gingham heart
  • Monogram pillow
  • Victorian address book
  • A tisket a tasket quilt
  • Daisy and lace box
  • Butterfly needle book
  • Scissor tassel

  • Sherbet pincushion
  • Pansy ring quilt
  • Hannah box
  • Best friends
  • Silk ribbon collage vest,
  • Elegant envelope pillow
  • Water color medallion pillow
  • Window box quilt
  • Floral spray jewelry box
  • Plaid pillow

Price $18.00
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Silk Ribbon Whimsies - Kari Mecca $18.00

Cute, adorable designs by a lady who creates Silk Ribbon Embroidery Plates totally suitable for children as well as adults who are daring enough to show their whimsy.  Includes rabbits and other critters.  Kari's designs are seen frequently in Sew Beautiful Magazine.

Price $18.00
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The Beaded Edge 2 - Nishida/CRK Design

Here is an interesting book for all embroiderers who want to experiment with beadwork trims. This exciting sequel to the popular book The Beaded Edge, celebrates the art of beautiful crocheted embellisments inspired by traditional Turkish oya edgings.

By using an array of colorful beads and threads, you'll create edges and trims from simple to intricate, including flowers, leaves, fruits, vines, and eye-catching geometric designs. Book includes 26 edgings and trims that you can apply to just about anything including smocking.

Price $17.95
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Bead Embroidery Stitch Samples - CRK Design

This book inspired me so much I can't express the joy I felt when I realized that almost all of the bead embroidery stitches included could be adapted to smocking. Aside from that this book helps you explore dozens of stitch patterns that incorporate beads, ranging from elgantly simple single motifs to complex all-over patterns to three-dimensional designs. You will learn how to add beaded motifs to hems, pockets, cuffs, collars, handbags, or use them as home decor trim on pillows, curtains and landshades.

Price $17.95
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Embroidered Memories - Brian Haggard

A delightful book filled with trace off embroidery designs that you can embellish in any way you wish. There are 375 embroidery designs, 2 alphabets and 13 basic stitches included along with a lot of photographs of silk ribbon examples from the past on crazy quilts, pillows, jackets, purses and other examples.

Price $24.95
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Roses in Silk and Organza Ribbon - Di van Niekerk

Everything is coming up beautiful roses! This book teaches more than 60 brand new techniques on a specially designed rose sampler. The beautiful silk roses and organza leaves will appeal to silk ribbon fans, crazy quilters, fiber artists, card makers and dress designers alike and are suitable for every occasion: adoring a hat, knitted bag, beaded necklace, box lid, or even your wedding dress! Techniques include 16 different roses blooming amongst the latticework or rosebuds, leaves and stems. Learn how to make rose petals and rose hips, sepals, birds, bird nest, butterflies, bows and wisteria. There is something for every crafter. Softcover, 160 pages.

Price $24.95
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Little Flowers in Silk and Organza Ribbon - Di van Niekerk

This irresistible step-by-step project book is all about making little flowers in silk and organza ribbon. Using a combination of thread, ribbon embroidery, stumpwork and other techniques, you can produce gorgeous poppies, sweet strawberry blossoms, delightful daffodils and a ring or daisies. Or enjoy creating magnificent wild roses, chamomiles and meadow grass in 3D, lisianthus and lavender, with butterflies and ladybirds and so much more. Packed with information and many new techniques, this book will inspire every silk ribbon enthusiast, from the beginner to the advanced, to share in the joy of learning how to make beautiful life-like flowers and little creatures in ribbon and thread. All completed projects are smaller than A4 size and templates of all the original designs are included, with easy-to-follow instructions on how to layer the embroidery and stumpwork to achieve the exquisite three-dimensional effect. An extensive range of step-by-step photographs as well as a complete gallery of stitches make it virtually impossible to go wrong. This is the first collaboration between internationally acclaimed Di van Niekerk and Russian embroiderer extraordinaire, Marina Zherdeva.

Price $24.95
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