Author(s): Tatiana Popova
All the basics of silk ribbon embroidery with innovative techniques and 20 contemporary designs. Beginners and experts stitchers alike will learn to create beautiful embroideries inspired by the seasons, from luxuriant flowers to whimsical owls
Silk ribbon embroidery enthusiasts all over the world have been discovering the work of renowned Ukrainian embroiderer, Tatiana Popova. Here she teaches all the basic techniques and provides a thorough traditional stitch dictionary with clear instructions and images, giving embroiderers - even beginners to silk ribbon - the perfect grounding. Tatiana then shares her own innovative techniques for achieving easier, quicker and more efficient stitching.
There are excellent sections on using colour and on applying paint to silk ribbons after stitching. Twenty beautiful projects then follow: traditional favourites such as roses, along with a wealth of contemporary designs for embroiderers of all skill levels. The distinct colour palettes of the seasons have inspired Tatiana's luxuriant embroideries, and as well as a host of flowers, there are delightful whimsical designs such as owls. Ten of the designs feature full-size images to scan and print on fabric before embroidering.