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Country Bumpkin were Australian stitchers and writers of the famous Country Bumpkin A-Z series of stitchery and handwork books. in (and around) 2016 their catalogue of titles was aquired by Search Press and the books were revised (I do not know if all of them were revised or not but I think so).
The A-Z series was very popular and useful to stitchers everywhere. Country Bumpkin still exists but now they are mostly involved with their Inspiration Magazine.
The revised books are very much like the original Sue Gardner books, just updated. They no longer have spiral bindings inside hard paper covers. The price has been significantly lowered.
The A-Z of Ribbon Embroidery is complete (from A-Z, right?). A beginner could use this book which begins with 36 pages of instruction including specific ribbon stitches.
A more experienced stitcher would enjoy doing the 48 projects in the book, which seem to get progressively more challenging. The directions are clear, step=by-step direction for each stitch and technique. All the pictures and illustrations are in full color. The back few pages have free hand drawings of some of the patterns and there is a full index.
The current edition was first published by Search Press in 2016, this is the 2017 re-print. It is a semi-glossy paperbound book with 132 pages.
The designs feature many flowers and plants but there are other types of designs, as well. I want to show you one of these gorgeous flowers. Carnations