Ribbonwork Flowers: 132 Garden Embellishments-Beautiful Designs for Flowers, Leaves & More

Ribbonwork Flowers: 132 Garden Embellishments-Beautiful Designs for Flowers, Leaves & More

by Christen Brown


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Gather, twist, and stitch 132 flowers, leaves, and garden extras from ribbons and lace. Christen Brown, author of best-selling Ribbonwork Gardens, shares fresh twists on vintage ribbonwork construction with colorful how-to photos. Fashion your own floral arrangements from interchangeable petals and leaves, two never-before-seen stem designs, and swappable centers. A gallery of bouquets will inspire you to stitch realistic blooms, embellished with fruit, flourishes, and garden accessories. Embellish wearables, accessories, and home decor with single-stem posies and bountiful bouquets.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607059455
Publisher: C & T Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2015
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Christen Brown specializes in ribbonwork, embroidery, quilting, and beadwork. She is the author of Ribbonwork Gardens and Embroidered & Embellished, and her projects appear in numerous publications, galleries, and fashion shows all over the world. Christen lives in San Diego, California. www.christenbrown.com

Table of Contents

Visual Guide
Down The Garden Path
A Bag Full of Ribbons
Petals and Posies
Ribbonwork vs. Ribbon Embroidery
A Special Note
Ribbons and Lace
Your Flower Garden
A Variety Of Ribbons and Lace
Creating Unique Ribbons
Ribbonwork Techniques and Construction Basics
Choosing Your Materials
Construction Techniques
Unique Construction Techniques
Individual Parts
Beginning Gardens
Vintage Gardens
Minstrel Gardens
Summer Gardens
Bohemian Gardens
Elegant Gardens
Petals, Leaves, and Greenery
Centers and Extra Flourishes
Garden Accessories
Getting Down To Basics
Ribbon Basics
Basic Hand-Sewn Stitches
General Directions
Terms, Tools, and Tips
Ribbon Width RW
Skill Levels
Toolbox Basics
Ribbon Care and Storage
Common Questions and Trouble Shooting
Gallery About the Author

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