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Helen Dafter is the author of many very good Silk Ribbon stitching book for the Milner Craft Series of Books from Australia including another book listed here on NewNeedlepoint.com, The Little Book of Silk Ribbon Flowers.
Reading from the back cover, there are 12 major ribbon embroideries and associated smaller flower studies in Floral Interpretations for Silk Ribbon. The flowers are inspired by photographs taken by the author, Helen Dafter, over the years and by Watercolors of the flowers painted by her daughter.
There are detailed step-by-step stitch instructions and diagrams. A tracing outline for each project and the photographs & Watercolors the designs are based on.
These Flowers can be reproduced as they are or combined together with others in this book or flower designs from other sources.
You can combine, delete, embellish and/or enlarge to whatever scale you desire.
In looking through this book I am both pleased and amazed at the detail and compete information and instructions. Each flower's section begins with a photograph of the flower (Ms. Dafter is an excellent photographer). Then a list of what you will need. There is a finished stitched example of each, several variation of template and many have a Watercolor , as well. The method used, stitches & techniques.
To give you a representative example the section on Grape Hyacinths has 6 pages.
Each section is this complete. A handsome book.
Floral Interpretations for Silk Ribbon begins with Materials & Equipment, with several sub-chapters. Then General Techniques, again with sub-chapters. A stitch Glossary, Hand Formed & Sculpted Flowers.
Stitching & Design Techniques with many sub-chapters.
Then the projects:
This is a larger, wide rather then tall, glossy cover paperbound book with 128 pages. Published by Sally Milner Publishing in Australia in 2007.