Book Giveaway – The Complete Photo Guide to Ribbon Crafts
Ribbon can enhance almost any craft project, making it unique and fabulous. In The Complete Photo Guide to Ribbon Crafts, Elaine Schmidt provides a variety of ribbon crafting techniques to help add that “extra something” to any crafting project.
In this book from Creative Publishing International, Elaine Schmidt provides readers with 700 color photographs to step them through a variety of ribbon craft projects such as bow-making, accessorizing, and embellishing.
Schmidt starts by explaining the history of ribbon–did you know that ribbons are one of the oldest materials used for embellishment and decoration? Then, she moves on to describe various types of ribbon, such as taffeta, satin, and jacquard.
The real fun begins when Schmidt explains how to incorporate ribbon into a variety of crafting projects. There are more than 20 different types of bows alone that can enhance crafts, gifts, and accessories. If you seek more creative endeavors, there are also instuctions for how to crete ribbon flowers, trims, and tassels, and even ribbon accessories for your hair, shoes, and jewlery.
In Ribbon Crafts, Schmidt shows how fun and easy ribbon projects can be, and the possibilities are endless. Each project can be creative and unique, and these projects are meant to inspire creativity among children, teenagers, and adults. Anyone seeking to add some personality or individuality to a crafting project wiill definitely enjoy this book.
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All ribbon roses can created in different ways, such as in this example. The stem size and bud size vary in each rose, making each flower unique.
This Spring Floral Wreath is made using various bow and loop techniques.
An example of the various ribbon types Schmidt explains in The Complete Photo Guide to Ribbon Crafts.
The Complete Guide to Ribbon Crafts by Elaine Schmidt features over 700 colorful photos and step by step instructions.