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The subtitle for this book is: Embellishing Clothing, Linens & Accessories. On the back of the dust jacket is a photograph of a black tee shirt decorated with small roses in various shades of pink on one shoulder. it is gorgeous.
To quote the back cover blurb " If you're searching for an easy way to add elegance or pizzazz to existing clothes, bags, hats and more, look no further - silk ribbon embroidery is the answer. Use a combination of simple stitches to make:
a vest blooming with fuschias
a jazzy cap blushing with flowers
a crazy quilted handbag
and dozens of other delightful designs
Add adornment to almost anything.
Splendid Silk Ribbon Embroidery begins with a section on the stitches. They are well diagrammed and clearly explained.
The projects are very good, many of the clothing embellishment designs are subtle. None of them is over the top. There are also designs for a Christmas stocking, boxes and pillows and even a greeting card design.
Each project has clear directions and a materials list. You would not need to be anything like an expert embroiderer to do these designs, I think a stitcher with minimal embroidery skills could use this book.
Published by Sterling Publications in 1996, this is a hard cover book with 128 pages.
This book is in excellent condition, almost Gift Quality. It's only flaw is the edges of the dust jacket are slightly worn with a few very small edge tears.