"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. There is something to please everyone, from moms to mavens. In this book you'll find 50 ways to play with ribbons--some classic, some whimsical, some elegant--with detailed instructions and stunning photos sure to inspire creativity for beginners to advanced crafters. The book includes three main sections: - THE BASICS of working with ribbon, plus an explanation of different types and the tools needed to create a professional look. - A VARIETY OF RIBBON PROJECTS: from twisted boutique hair bows, tuxedo bows and pinwheels to woven headbands, earrings, and tree trimmings. - "OVER THE TOP" PROJECTS combining different ribbon-crafting skills into stunning projects such as large layered hair bows, funky flip-flops, sashes, and ribbon flowerarrangements"--
This delightful collection of more than 50 decorative ribbon projects?some classic, some whimsical, some elegant?will prove irresistible for anyone with an interest in craft. With many sizes, colors and designs to choose from, you can craft a rosette or a bow as a charming addition to an outfit, a gift box, or even a bouquet of flowers.
The projects are grouped into four main chapters: a beautiful collection of hair accessories and jewelry; some eye-catching gift wrapping ideas and presentation boxes; a wide range of floral designs; and a wonderful gallery showing additional uses for your new ribbon creations.
Each design features written instructions accompanied by clear step-by-step illustrations, and absolutely no experience is necessary: you will pick up all the expertise you need as you progress through the book.
Number of Pages: 128
Genre: Crafts + Hobbies
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Deanna Csomo McCool
Street Date: September 2, 2014
Item Number (DPCI): 247-27-2804