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Silk Ribbon Embroidery seems to be one thing many stitchers are interested in and want to either learn or advance the skills they already have.
Helen Dafter is a well known Silk Ribbon embroidery teacher & writer. I list several other book by Ms Dafter including Floral Interpretations for Silk Ribbon & Little Book of Silk Ribbon Flowers. Both terrific books.
This book is a little different, It is aimed at beginners and takes *A Workshop Approach* to learned Silk Ribbon Embroider. I am noyt sure what a Workshop Approach is so we all will learn something here, in my review.
Quoting (and paraphrasing)from the back cover:
"Silk Ribbon Embroidery: A Workshop Approach for Beginners draws on author Helen Dafter's twelve years of experience in conducting hundreds of workshop, both in Australia and overseas"
Did I mention that this is another wonderful Sally Milner Series Book from Australia?
Back to my quoting "Here the information & skills needed are presenting in an interesting and informative manner. The diagrams & instructions will give stitchers, at both beginner & advanced levels, the knowledge and confidence to try this needle art without structured classes or supervision"
Me again- Now, this is interesting, something I had not known.
"This elegant needle art is a much faster form of stitching than traditional cross-stitch or tapestry."
Interesting. Now, toy look into the book.
It is a handsome book. It starts with the usual, material & equipment, general techniques, stitch glossary.
Then stitching & design techniques & 4 projects.It does seem to be a well laid out, step-by-step book. Everything is clearly diagrammed, with full color pictures of the results and templates for the projects.
The Milner Craft Series Books never disappoint.
I have to admit I still don't know what "a workshop approach" is but that could be me. I have never (ever) taken a class in needlepoint or any other kind of stitching so I may just be clueless.. (I often am)
This is a glossy cover paperbound book, the pages are also heavy weight paper, very nice. It was first published in 2007 by Sally Milner Publishing. distributed in the US by Sterling books.