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This might be Di van Nierkerk's first book, published in 1995. If it's not, it is surely her first Ribbon Stitchery book.
Di's books are wonderful but they seem to go out of print the week after I discover them. There are some titles of her's that I would love to see back in print (A Perfect World In Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork). Most of her out of print books are very expensive.
I digress, as usual. While the focus here is embroidery there is nothing in this book that can't be easily adapted to Needlepoint Canvas.
Quoting (and paraphrasing) from the back cover:
"Step-By-Step Ribbom Embroidery takes a fresh and originl approach to this traditional form of embroidery, beautifully illustrating it's particular charm."
Step-By-Step Ribbon Embroidery is, of course, a perfect book for a beginner. It takes you from the basic stitches and techniques. There is a unique chart showing some of the stitches, how they apply and alternatives to the stitch.
The first 57 pages of the book are the instructions. Very complete and easy to understand and follow. Then there are several projects shown in full color to begin with.
Then the projects go to black and white templates with complete instructions and detailed threads (and more) list. There are 27 of these. Then there are 6 more just templates for the newly experienced Ribbonwork Stitcher to use.
The *imperial* measurements have been adjusted to both US Customary and Metric.
Step-By-Step Ribbon Embroidery is a glossy hardcover book. It does not have a dust jacket and I do not know that it ever did. This edition was published by New Holland Publishers, 1995, in London, England. It has 96 pages.
This book is in Very Good condition. The glossy cover is not as glossy as it once was but is not damaged. There is some wear on the corners.
The book inside is very good and the spine is solid.