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|It is always a good day when I get a new Di van Niekerk ribbon work book.
This one is written with Marina Zherdeva and it's full title is
Little Flowers in Silk and Organza Ribbon.
Quoting (and occasionally paraphrasing) the back cover:
"This irresistible step-by-step project book is all about making little flowers. Using a combination of threads, ribbon embroidery, stump work and other techniques, you can produce sweet strawberry blossoms, delightful daffodils, a ring of daisies, magnificent wild roses, chamomiles & poppies in 3D with butterflies and ladybirds and so much more."
"Packed with information and many new techniques, this book will inspire every silk ribbon enthusiast from the beginner to the advanced."
"Templates of all the original designs are included. with easy-to-follow instructions on how to layer the embroidery and stump work to achieve the three dimensional effect. Step-by-step photographs as well as complete instructions".
Well, that pretty much says it all. The heavy use of lovely descriptive words in the authors, not mine. Not that I disagree.
I think everybody who *knows* me knows that I am a huge devotee of Di's designs & instruction.
In paging through this book, I will agree and endorse all the claims they make for it. There are full color pictures of everything, every step. There is a section showing stitches on the last few pages.
Although the book focuses on embroidery, every stitch, technique and usage is applicable to Needlepoint.
Originally published in South Africa in 2014, Little Flowers was also published in Great Britain in 2014 by Search Press.
This is a matte cover paperbound book. It has 160 pages.