Gather, twist, and stitch an array of flowers from elegant ribbons and lace. Christen Brown, author of best-selling Ribbonwork
Gardens, shares 132 flowers, leaves, and garden extras-each with complete instructions and colorful how-to photos. Readers will learn clever twists on vintage ribbonwork construction, plus hand-sewing basics and an overview of techniques. Fashion your own floral arrangements from interchangeable petals and leaves, two never-before-seen stem designs, and swappable centers.A gallery of bouquets will inspire you to craft realistic blooms, embellished with fruit, flourishes, and garden accessories. From single-stem posies to bountiful bouquets, this collection has something for everyone.
Christen Brown has been creating with fiber and fabric since childhood. She studied fashion design in college and has been creating wearable art since 1986. Her ribbon work has been featured worldwide in galleries, fashion shows, and magazines such as Martha Stewart Weddings. Christen lives in San Diego, CA. www.christenbrown.com
Visual Guide Down The Garden Path A Bag Full of Ribbons Petals and Posies Ribbonwork vs. Ribbon Embroidery A Special Note Ribbons and Lace Your Flower Garden A Variety Of Ribbons and Lace Lace Creating Unique Ribbons Ribbonwork Techniques and Construction Basics Choosing Your Materials Construction Techniques Unique Construction Techniques Individual Parts Beginning Gardens Vintage Gardens Minstrel Gardens Summer Gardens Bohemian Gardens Elegant Gardens Petals, Leaves, and Greenery Centers and Extra Flourishes Garden Accessories Getting Down To Basics Ribbon Basics Basic Hand-Sewn Stitches General Directions Terms, Tools, and Tips Ribbon Width RW Skill Levels Toolbox Basics Ribbon Care and Storage Common Questions and Trouble Shooting Gallery About the Author