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From Aquilegia to Zantedeschia, Ann Cox's accomplished renditions of flowers using silk ribbon embroidery are showcased in this exquisite book. It begins with a comprehensive techniques section that includes all the basic techniques you need to know to make all the flowers in the book, including materials; how to handle and work with ribbon; transferring a design to the fabric using a template; the various ribbon stitches and gathering techniques used; and painting ribbons and backgrounds to achieve different effects. The main body of the book then describes clearly how to create thirty-two different flowers, including leaves, stems and buds, using detailed step-by-step instructions and stunning close-up photography. Each design has a template, and diagrams and ideas for variations on the main design are also included where necessary. A fantastic, inspirational book for flower lovers and silk ribbon embroiderers alike.
First and foremost, Ann Cox is a silk ribbon embroidery designer who runs her own company selling silk ribbons and kits. She teaches at colleges of further education, takes classes in her own studio and gives talks to clubs and guilds. She is also a professional cake decorator, a very keen gardener and is interested in many other crafts, especially those relating to flowers. Ann lives with her husband, Ashley, in a small viallage near Southampton in Hampshire. Ann has her own website : http://www.anncoxsilkribbons.co.uk/