Discover the art and techniques of decorative ribbonry with Camela Nitschke as your guide in this lavishly photographed project book.
Camela shares her passion for ribbons and shows you how to use ribbons to create stunning lifelike wildflowers such as the day lily, showy lady's slipper, black-eyed Susan, coreopsis, and lupine as well as favorite garden flowers including the sunflower, pansies, roses.
You'll learn how to make 32 ribbon flowers with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and photos. Then, select from the 80 project ideas including glamorous hats, stunning wreaths, floral bouquets, bedroom floral accents, drapery tie-backs, furnishings and couture.
The entire book is photographed in glorious full color at Camela's home and at The Ribbonry, her shop in Perrysburg Ohio where you will see a breathtaking recreation of a rubaniere's boutique from the 1730's, the epoch of ribbon's greatest glory. To complete your adventure into the world of ribbonry, Camela weaves a brief story of the ribbon's place in history.
This inspiring book features:
- A resource guide to specialty ribbons and other supplies
- A brief history of the art of ribbonry
- Step-by-step instructions and detailed full color photos showing how to make 32 lifelike wildflowers and garden flowers
- 80 spectacular project ideas photographed at The Ribbonry, at Camela's home and at her workshop in Perrysburg, Ohio
- Special techniques such as ribbon weaving, box pleating and gathering
Ribbon--tuck it, twist it, pin it, pull it, and experiment with the magical folds of color. Consider this book to be a "ribbon ceremony" to help you recognize ribbon's remarkable legacy and versatility.
Enjoy your adventure with ribbons!