This delightful collection of 50 decorative ribbon projects-some classic, some whimsical, some elegant-will prove irresistible for anyone with an interest in craft.
Among the world's first decorative items, ribbons were once reserved for the nobility, but spread to the middle classes by the 1800s. Braided, folded, and manipulated, ribbons were not only used as embellishments on outfits and hats, but also given alone as special gifts. In this book you'll find 50 modern ways to "play" with ribbon, with detailed instructions and stunning photos, sure to inspire creativity for beginners to advanced crafters.
The book is organized into three sections. First, you'll learn the basics of working with ribbon, along with an explanation of different types of ribbon and the tools needed to create a professional look. Then, choose from among the many different types of ribbon projects: Fashionista Flair, Timeless Toppers, and Flower Power. In the final section, you'll learn how to combine different ribbon-crafting skills into stunning "Over The Top" projects, such as large layered hair bows, funky flip flops, sashes, and ribbon flower arrangements.
Deanna D. McCool is a former newspaper reporter who has practiced arts and crafts since she could tie her shoes. The mother of two daughters, she began sewing bows so that her daughters would feel like princesses. She is the owner of online craft store Birdsong and you can find her sewing and crafting patterns at www.birdsongpatterns.com. This is her first book.
Prelims: 5 pp Introduction: 2 pp Working with Ribbon: 18 pp Ribbon Projects: 84 pp Over the Top!: 16 pp Resources, Index and Credits: 3 pp