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Book Giveaway - 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.
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.

The Complete Guide to Ribbon Crafts by Elaine Schmidt features over 700 colorful photos and step by step instructions.

Photo: Creative Publishing International

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.

To enter to win a copy of the book, FIRST CHANGE YOUR AVATAR associated with your Threads ID from one of our stock images to one of your own. It can be a picture of you, something you made, or even an illustration. If you already have an avatar with an original image, you can enter the drawing now by simply leaving a comment.

To change your avatar, click on "My Threads" above. Next, click on "Edit My Settings" in the upper right corner of the window. Then, click "Change Your Profile Image" and upload the image of your choice from your computer. The image can be up to 4 MB or 1,200 pixels.

To enter the drawing, leave a comment displaying your new avatar.

Leave a comment on this post before the deadline—11:59 pm, Wednesday, December 30, 2009—and you could be one of the TWO lucky winners who will be chosen at random and announced on Thursday, December 31st.

Good luck!

 

 

Megan_Fahy Megan Fahy, contributor
Posted on Dec 23rd, 2009 in embellishments

Comments (227)

LucyJane LucyJane writes: This is for the lady who is making the ribbon yoke for the woman with uneven shoulders. Why not put an appropriate shoulder pan on the low shoulder to bring it up to the level of the other shoulder? Just a thought. I know this was listed a long time ago and I hope the person rereads the comments.
Posted: 9:14 am on June 29th

samlilypepper samlilypepper writes: My favourite way to spend a rainy day is to sew - clothes for my grandchildren, toys, costumes, home decor - depending on whatever mood I'm in that day. I love to find new crafting ideas, and now my granddaughters are old enough to learn, we enjoy spending time crafting together.
Posted: 10:24 pm on June 14th

squigglytwigs squigglytwigs writes: I just got a serger this summer. This book would be so helpful.
Posted: 8:02 pm on February 1st

lizathome lizathome writes: Hope I win the book after the trouble I went to to get the new picture posted! It does look like a very useful and interesting book.
Posted: 7:35 pm on January 2nd

paddyscar paddyscar writes: Hello! I'm always up for new ideas, so this book would be much appreciated. For Minnesota7, if no one's answered how you change your avatar - go to https://www.threadsmagazine.com/user/login - towards the right top of the screen, you can change your profile, which allows you to then choose/change your avatar.

Hope you manage to do it on time to enter the draw. Will send you a message, so you might just make it!

Frances
Posted: 9:32 pm on December 30th

Minnesota7 Minnesota7 writes: I would love to see this book! However, I have spent 15 minutes on this site and I am unable to find out how to change or add an avatar! Please let others in on the secret of how to find this information! Thanks.
Posted: 8:34 pm on December 30th

girlcook girlcook writes: What a treat for a 56 year old chick who is looking for ways to learn new tricks!
Posted: 6:14 pm on December 30th

girlcook girlcook writes: I would like this book because I have never worked with ribbons! I received a book on felting jewelry as a gift(never done that before) and a book on ribbons will just keep my mind humming all next year! What a treat for a 56 year old chick who is looking for ways to learn new tricks!
Posted: 6:13 pm on December 30th

sweetrsyl sweetrsyl writes: Ribbons are my passion! This book would help me come up with new and interesting ways of using my stash! Good luck everyone!
Posted: 2:59 pm on December 30th

NormaM NormaM writes: Have wanted to work with ribbons for quite awhile. This would be a good way to start the new year!
Posted: 1:16 pm on December 30th

AuntNonnie AuntNonnie writes: A new book for the New Year would be a fun way to start off 2010!!
Posted: 11:42 am on December 30th

dacethedark dacethedark writes: There is nothing more wonderfull than working with ribbon.
Posted: 11:31 am on December 30th

jfsutherland jfsutherland writes: ribbon crafting looks like a fun new project to get me thru the cold winter months. Also would be fun to add to gifts for my new grand daughter.
Posted: 11:08 am on December 30th

bunnyflower bunnyflower writes: Woo, here's my new avatar! And I love the ribbons idea. :)
Posted: 10:17 am on December 30th

LuzCriativa LuzCriativa writes: I love ribbons and all about sewing and patchwork.
This book is great. I would love to win this book.
I could learn news things and make lots things.

Posted: 12:36 am on December 30th

auschick auschick writes: Ooh, looks like a great book!
Posted: 9:20 pm on December 29th

DeliaB DeliaB writes: Me! Me! Me! I wanna win this book!
Posted: 9:06 pm on December 29th

geoferr geoferr writes: Love miniatures and ribbons make the best costumes for them.
Posted: 8:36 pm on December 29th

naomikatepp naomikatepp writes: Goodness there are a lot of people (besides me :-) )who hope to win this book. Good luck to everyone, and happy holidays.
Posted: 4:35 pm on December 29th

ceeshell ceeshell writes: I have lots of ribbons that are here because they are pretty. if I got this book I could learn to do something nice with them.
Posted: 4:30 pm on December 29th

AnnSewsOn AnnSewsOn writes: Thanks for the push to update my profile! Getting back in the sewing saddle after a long drought. Love ribbons.
Posted: 3:30 pm on December 29th

D_zines D_zines writes: Me too !
Posted: 3:14 pm on December 29th

tamilyn tamilyn writes: This book looks lovely! I would love, love, love to learn how to do ribbon embroidery and use it to embellish the bridesmaids dresses I am making for my daughter's wedding in 2010! Good luck to everyone, but, mostly to me! =)
Posted: 3:05 pm on December 29th

nistawoman nistawoman writes: I have always loved using ribbon- this would make a wonderful addition to my library
Posted: 2:44 pm on December 29th

SueMoMo SueMoMo writes: I love to use ribbon on everything!!
Posted: 2:10 pm on December 29th

LissaLMac LissaLMac writes: This looks like something my daughter would love to do. Just need to find a good sale on ribbon. :-)
Posted: 1:17 pm on December 29th

Out_West Out_West writes: Would love this book. Always looking for ideas and fun things to do with my 4-H sewing group!
Posted: 1:13 pm on December 29th

dancemaven dancemaven writes: Would give me additional options for creating the embellishments for tutus! Looks like a book with a lot to offer.
Posted: 1:10 pm on December 29th

loonlakelady loonlakelady writes: There's no better way to start the new year than with inspirations for new projects (or even better yet, an add-on that will finish that UFO that just needs a few more details).
This book looks like just the inspiration I need for 2010!
Posted: 12:51 pm on December 29th

horsefly horsefly writes: What a great way to take mundane and make the extraordinary!!!
Posted: 12:48 pm on December 29th

showmequilter showmequilter writes: I am always looking for new ways to embellish clothing or other fabric creations. Ribbon seems like a easy way to create a new look and a new book is always welcomed
Posted: 12:24 pm on December 29th

MissPat MissPat writes: "Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue," How much fun would a new craft be for 2010!
Posted: 12:17 pm on December 29th

JulieK1953 JulieK1953 writes: I love ribbons and would love to add this book to my collection.
Posted: 12:13 pm on December 29th

k1p1k2p2 k1p1k2p2 writes: love ribbon crafts!!!
Posted: 11:16 am on December 29th

poppysquash2 poppysquash2 writes: Sometimes I wonder how I ever create what I think about without detailed books. I've been trying to make silk flowers for ever and somehow the backs always come away something less than professional looking. I think this book could be the clincher. I've got rolls and rolls of the most beautiful hand-dyed bias silks that WILL look beautiful someday This could add to my repetoire!....
Poppysquash in MA
Posted: 11:00 am on December 29th

fashionista29 fashionista29 writes: I've stopped buying fabric because of space requirements but I always have room for one more book!
Posted: 10:53 am on December 29th

sewfun4me sewfun4me writes: This looks like a fabulous book! I'd love to know how to manipulate ribbon into beautiful flowers!!
Posted: 10:53 am on December 29th

mfendley mfendley writes: I would love to have this book since I have the ribbon, just need to know what to do with it. I selected this avatar because this design goes back to my teenage years. I started an applique quilt all those years ago of this design and now forty years later almost have it finished!
Posted: 10:50 am on December 29th

jayejoyce jayejoyce writes: I'm always looking for new ways to create. Ribbon has always excited me with its possibilities.
Posted: 10:46 am on December 29th

a1bestmidwest a1bestmidwest writes: Flowers make everyone feel happier. And to learn how to make them with ribbon. Wow!!!
Posted: 10:36 am on December 29th

rosemaryschild rosemaryschild writes: I luv ribbons! I luv Threads!
Posted: 9:08 am on December 29th

rosemaryschild rosemaryschild writes: I luv ribbons! I luv Threads!
Posted: 9:08 am on December 29th

LadyMel LadyMel writes: Looks like an interesting book! Thank you for entering me into the contest!
Posted: 8:53 am on December 29th

Sewshable1 Sewshable1 writes: Granddaughter in brand new avatar would love to be the recipient of things I could make from this book!!!
Posted: 8:52 am on December 29th

samlilypepper samlilypepper writes: Wow! Now this sounds like the best ribbon reference. Like all of these entrants, I'd love to win this book - for myself and for new ideas to teach my granddaughters.
Posted: 8:49 am on December 29th

bbsewing bbsewing writes: Just when I think I have made everything possible with ribbon and by adding ribbon, there's a book with more. I'm sure it'll be in my library soon either by winning or buying. It looks fabulous with ideas.
Posted: 8:30 am on December 29th

homeecdiva homeecdiva writes: I enjoy all kinds of ribbons and would like to learn more ways to add them to projects.
Posted: 8:25 am on December 29th

naomiandtom naomiandtom writes: I'd love to have this book to learn things to do with beautiful ribbons.
Posted: 8:18 am on December 29th

GryS GryS writes: Always interested in a good book on techniques.
Posted: 7:44 am on December 29th

guerine guerine writes: I have sooo many reels (sp) of ribbon. This would be a wonderful book to have. Thanks!!!
Posted: 6:51 am on December 29th

yarnaddicted yarnaddicted writes: Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway - Thanks!

Posted: 6:44 am on December 29th

Mirja Mirja writes: Looks like a fun book.
Posted: 6:28 am on December 29th

Bionicbodger Bionicbodger writes: You know - this is really naughty - one of my New Year's resolutions is to finish what I've started, and then something like this comes up - a real Must Have! All these UFO's and then THIS BOOK - I Want it, I Need it, I Must Have it... Well, I think so, anyway, and it would look rather good on the table, and I would finish some UFO's before I get started on ribbon projects, just as soon as I've finished looking through the book - I promise...
bionicbodger in sunny but chilly western France
Posted: 5:30 am on December 29th

kkarena kkarena writes: I would love this book It would give me new ideas for myself and something to teach a group of ladies i have that like to learn new things. I would like to share it with the children at the boys and girls club who like to learn to make something that they can give as a gift.
Posted: 3:11 am on December 29th

ustabahippie ustabahippie writes: My New Year's sewing resolution will be to finish all the projects I have cut out over the last year! They are all neatly packaged in zip-lock bags with thread and pattern pieces cut out and altered! Now if I can just get motivated to sew for myself!
I'd love to win this book too. I have recently gotten interested in Origami and other paper crafts. Ribbon craft would be a great way to make embellishments for clothing.
Good luck to me!
Posted: 2:02 am on December 29th

seticat seticat writes: It looks like a wonderful book and would be a great resource on learning some new techniques.
Posted: 1:14 am on December 29th

beensewingfor50years beensewingfor50years writes: I try to learn something new every day. This book sounds like it would take care of many days.
Posted: 1:05 am on December 29th

MegiFog MegiFog writes: Life can be so funny!
I'd just finished creating my first ever silk ribbon flower, without a pattern or real clue how to even start. Somehow it turned out pretty nicely so I will probably use it to make a headband or sweater embellishment for one of my girls. As soon as finished, I decided to check my Email and what do I find but this book! What a coincidence.I would LOVE to find out how a real pro goes about tackling these types of projects!!
Posted: 1:03 am on December 29th

howdah howdah writes: I love crafting and embellishing with ribbons. This book looks like it would be helpful.
Posted: 12:41 am on December 29th

ShiningStar ShiningStar writes: This book looks interesting. I haven't thought much about everything I could do with ribbon.
Posted: 12:38 am on December 29th

agent0 agent0 writes: Thank you so much for this opportunity. My avatar is a pic of a wedding cake my mother (in her 80's!) made for her grandson's wedding fall 2009. Yes, folks that's a waterfall in the cake!!! It was an absolutely beautiful cake! Agent0 out.
Posted: 12:16 am on December 29th

janna45 janna45 writes: Great book. Thanks for giving this opportunity to get a copy.
Posted: 12:10 am on December 29th

JaniceAnnette JaniceAnnette writes: How exciting! I just today bought some supplies to begin some ribbon projects I got from the Library. This book would be just perfect for me! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Posted: 11:58 pm on December 28th

rdarne rdarne writes: rdarne writes:
I would love to have a book on ribbon because I have alot of ribbon but I need help with idea to use it up. I do some craft but I like ribbon to make craft. I like unique idea in craft some that is a challenge to only in my mind. I am retired andwould like to do something different and sharewith my friend. thanks for a great contest with abook of idea for craft.
Posted: 11:50 pm on December 28th

sewinggal1 sewinggal1 writes: Wow! 161 comments, I guess anyone would love to have this book for their sewing library. I know I would, I just love ribbon roses. I wonder what other projects it has?
Posted: 11:44 pm on December 28th

Amybridelmit Amybridelmit writes: I am interested in learning about the different kinds of ribbon and how to work with it.
Posted: 11:42 pm on December 28th

swerner9 swerner9 writes: This would be a great book in any library - particularly mine!
Posted: 11:35 pm on December 28th

Prayerlady Prayerlady writes: This book would be put to immediate use as I seek to teach the younger women in my church crafts, quilting, and using their creative gifts. Making and giving crafts a person has made with their own hands is a joy. W
hen shopping, I cannot resist beautiful ribbons that are available.
Posted: 11:19 pm on December 28th

pandasmom pandasmom writes: Would love to add this to my library. I could learn to do a lot more with the ribbons I have, and be inspired.
Posted: 10:59 pm on December 28th

KatyBrush KatyBrush writes: This would be a book I would love to add to my library!
Posted: 10:56 pm on December 28th

SewJoe SewJoe writes: Love ribbon, hope I win this book.
Posted: 10:53 pm on December 28th

teariana teariana writes: I am in desperate need of some large ribbon ideas, I received a beautiful silk comforter from a friend after the dry cleaner ruined the areas where the comforter is secured through all layers I found some beautiful matching ribbon that will easily cover the area but the only patterns I have are for smaller ribbons my ribbon is about 1 1/2 inches in width. So far the only ideas I have been able to come up with are either rosettes, too small, or lengths of the ribbon sewn with the edges frayed, the comforter is burgundy and a greenish gold whereas the ribbon is greenish gold with burgundy as the weft.


Posted: 10:51 pm on December 28th

Fluteplayer7 Fluteplayer7 writes: My daughter loves ribbons! And I love sewing with them : )
Posted: 10:40 pm on December 28th

goldens goldens writes: Looks like a great book - and I love learning new things!
Posted: 10:28 pm on December 28th

gavismom gavismom writes: Before its demise a year or two ago, I looked forward to my annual pilgrimage to Wright's factory outlet in Sturbridge, MA, where I collected something close to (my substantial) weight in ribbons! I've never minded my absurd stash, but this book looks like a natural way to help me trim it down--so now I'll *keep* a New Year's resolution! ;}
Posted: 10:18 pm on December 28th

vickster07 vickster07 writes: This looks just like my kind of book! I already have a box of ribbon just waiting to be used! And with a granddaughter ready to arrive in less than 2 months, I would have just the use for it!
Posted: 10:13 pm on December 28th

Daphania Daphania writes: I just got a new sewing machine from Santa and I think that book would give me some great ways to break it in. How fun and thanks for the opportunity. I love your magazine and enjoy trying many of the different patterns.
Posted: 10:02 pm on December 28th

creativewench creativewench writes: I have some lovely hand dyed ribbon that I couldn't resist at the Houston Quilt show this past October...but what to do with it?? I could use this book! ;-0
Posted: 9:52 pm on December 28th

computergrandma computergrandma writes: This looks like so much fun! If I don't win it, I know I will buy it.
Posted: 9:50 pm on December 28th

Miira Miira writes: I used to love to make beaded flowers and decor, and flowers with ribbon and double sided crepe paper. This book looks very fresh and modern.
Posted: 9:48 pm on December 28th

BuddhaMom BuddhaMom writes: I do ribbon embroidery and would love this book!
Posted: 9:34 pm on December 28th

hotdotyuki hotdotyuki writes: What a treat it would be to win the book! Love the chance to learn something new. The book looks like it could fill the bill.
Posted: 9:26 pm on December 28th

ArtistandSew ArtistandSew writes: This sounds like a great book. I am a learn-by-seeing person, so with 700 photos in the book, I shouldn't have any trouble understanding the directions for the projects inside.
Posted: 9:17 pm on December 28th

buzzard115 buzzard115 writes: This book would be a wonderful new world to me.
Posted: 9:17 pm on December 28th

megsbyte megsbyte writes: Such a beautiful book. This book would really come in handy preparing for my son's wedding.
Posted: 9:11 pm on December 28th

Artwear Artwear writes: Just the little bit I saw of the book is sparking ideas. Can't wait to get my hands on the whole book!
Posted: 9:05 pm on December 28th

embroiderall embroiderall writes: Oh how I need this book! There's tons of ribbons in this house and they're all sitting in boxes and boxes. They were so beautiful I just HAD to buy them! They were calling to me!!! If I only had a book to give me creative ideas using these ribbons...
lolololololol
Posted: 9:04 pm on December 28th

MHMB MHMB writes: I wanted to try again since my new 'avatar' was not loaded with my last comment.
Posted: 8:44 pm on December 28th

threadsrw threadsrw writes: This book would open a whole new world of crafting for me. I would love to win.
Posted: 8:34 pm on December 28th

Iffa Iffa writes: Trying to expand my decorating skills and I hope ribbon would be easier on my ancient fingers.
Posted: 8:32 pm on December 28th

fabartist2000 fabartist2000 writes: I would love to try Ribbon Crafts. I've been into fabric and fiber and trim for years.
Posted: 8:29 pm on December 28th

MHMB MHMB writes: This looks like a wonderful book! I would love a copy!
Posted: 8:29 pm on December 28th

creativity creativity writes: Please........Thank you!
Posted: 8:28 pm on December 28th

CSavvy CSavvy writes: Love ribbon crafts and would love to have this book.
Posted: 8:24 pm on December 28th

48x32 48x32 writes: Always looking for inspiration
Posted: 8:18 pm on December 28th

jeauxdi jeauxdi writes: Ribbon is one of my weaknesses and this book looks like it has so many fun things inside! I'd love to win it!
Posted: 8:12 pm on December 28th

victoria_is victoria_is writes: I would love to win this book and add it to my collection of sewing and crafting books!
Posted: 8:11 pm on December 28th

maria_h maria_h writes: I do agree with with you ForeverSewing! I could never have enough books too add to my crafting library, and this one seems like a nice addition. My husband thinks I go overboard. When I'm in the creative mood, I pore through my books and pick out a project. Thank you.
Posted: 8:07 pm on December 28th

ForeverSewing ForeverSewing writes: One can never have enough books to spark creativity! Thanks for giving me the chance to win this book.
Posted: 7:44 pm on December 28th

ktkatherine ktkatherine writes: This book looks fantastic! I would love to own it!
Posted: 7:42 pm on December 28th

ScarletCleopatra ScarletCleopatra writes: This looks like a fun book and yet another craft I can start :-)
Posted: 7:35 pm on December 28th

kasellkreations kasellkreations writes: I love ribbon! Would love to win this book.
Posted: 7:32 pm on December 28th

bandsarge bandsarge writes: This book looks very interesting and creative. I would love to win it so I can make the embellishments and the other lovely craft outlined.
Posted: 7:25 pm on December 28th

Dolilulu Dolilulu writes: I would love to add this book to my collection. My 9 yr old Grandaughter just showed me how to make ribbon roses - she would love the inspiration in this book.
Posted: 7:17 pm on December 28th

bessiefrances bessiefrances writes: My new avatar is a photo of a tunic I made for my grand-daughter this Christmas. The beard for Santa is made from the tracing of her hand. I would love to win this book, I'm always looking for new things to try when it comes to sewing and crafting.
Posted: 7:16 pm on December 28th

Mummsie Mummsie writes: EEWWWW!!! Even the cover looks so DELICIOUS!! I can imagine how the inside looks. What a nice "Tropical Wake-Up" for the Winter months. Would be so fab to win.
Posted: 7:13 pm on December 28th

JLynnC JLynnC writes: This book would be a great addition to my sewing and craft library.
Posted: 7:12 pm on December 28th

Norberella Norberella writes: Ribbon history and creative inspiration ... this book if for me!
Posted: 7:11 pm on December 28th

Norberella Norberella writes: Ribbon history and creative ideas! This book is for me.
Posted: 7:11 pm on December 28th

gram52 gram52 writes: I would love to with this book maybe it would help me to be more creative
Posted: 7:04 pm on December 28th

sewvery sewvery writes: miles & miles of ribbon awaiting to be transformed. Pick me please!
Posted: 6:52 pm on December 28th

peej2 peej2 writes: I've done some ribbon work, but if I won this book, I would be able to do so much more.
Good luck to all and happy to be part of the group.
Posted: 6:50 pm on December 28th

Sillybutt2 Sillybutt2 writes: Cheers to whom ever wins the book. I have loved working with ribbons for many years, especially Silk Bias ribbon, it makes the most beautiful flowers.
Thanks,
Janet
Posted: 6:49 pm on December 28th

Sillybutt2 Sillybutt2 writes: Cheers to whom ever wins the book. I have loved working with ribbons for many years, especially Silk Bias ribbon, it makes the most beautiful flowers.
Thanks,
Janet
Posted: 6:45 pm on December 28th

kimimaginethat kimimaginethat writes: Well, this comment is a first for me. It looks like the book holds a lot of fun, new things to do.
Posted: 6:41 pm on December 28th

Lexusiasis Lexusiasis writes: Ok, Let's take ribbon to the limit. Consider the Bruce Willis movie "The Fifth Element". Just for fun.
Posted: 6:38 pm on December 28th

MarielF MarielF writes: My Grandmother taught me how to make ribbon flowers as a child. I had sort of forgotten about it until a few years ago. Then I swung right into making lots of things with ribbons. It became my passion.

Now, I need some new inspiration. This book, I believe, would do that for sure.
Posted: 6:37 pm on December 28th

tqcathy tqcathy writes: I've been collecting ribbons for years, just knowing I'd need them someday - help me put them to good use!!!!!!
Posted: 6:37 pm on December 28th

textilewizard textilewizard writes: This looks like a truly inspirational book - I would love to win it and pass on the inspiration to my students in Swansea College, South Wales.
Posted: 6:37 pm on December 28th

SallySew SallySew writes: I would love to win this book to further ribbon knowledge!
Posted: 6:34 pm on December 28th

infcont infcont writes: Hard to imagine 700 projects with ribbons!!! It would be a fun challenge!
Posted: 6:31 pm on December 28th

Jane7 Jane7 writes: This looks like a great book. Would love to own it.
Posted: 6:30 pm on December 28th

ChicCouture ChicCouture writes: I got to thumb through this book briefly at a show, it is a wonderful book!
I do some ribbon work for clients, but would really love to take my work to the next level!

Now, I'm using ribbons woven together to make a shoulder yoke for a client with very uneven shoulders. Fabric has not worked, because it BOTH lays badly, and looks clearly uneven. I'm hoping the woven ribbons will drape over her shoulder more smoothly, and also really hide the unevenness.
Posted: 6:29 pm on December 28th

Nimmy Nimmy writes: I hope you like my new avatar. The love of my life. The book looks really interesting. I'd love to own it. - Nimmy
Posted: 6:29 pm on December 28th

silkflowerlady silkflowerlady writes: What I could do with this book. I am always looking for something new to try and I have not done much with ribbon. My mother used to work with ribbon all the time. She made the most fund Christmas packages. It was more fun to see what she had created on the box than it was to see what was in it. There used to be a kind of ribbon that you could wet and it stuck to itself. She could do some really cool things with this ribbon. She had an instruction book that showed you how to layer it and twist it and make all sorts of pictures and shapes. I have not seen it in a long time and am not sure they even make it anymore. I am wondering if this ribbon book would have this in it. Good luck to all of you who have entered. Too bad only two people can win!
Posted: 6:28 pm on December 28th

tarragon tarragon writes: I would love to win this book. I love ribbon and would love to know how to use it better.

Posted: 6:27 pm on December 28th

SEWendy SEWendy writes: Looks like a fun book and I'd love to win it.
Posted: 6:25 pm on December 28th

Dovebar Dovebar writes: My practice is to reconsider, reuse and recycle -- every piece of ribbon no matter the size. I may need it someday; don't let it go to waste!
Posted: 6:13 pm on December 28th

Winediva124 Winediva124 writes: Working with ribbons is a wonderful way to embellish a project. I'd like to see what other ways to do this.
Posted: 6:11 pm on December 28th

meme40 meme40 writes: I have so much ribbon to make things, but didn't know what to make! This book would inspire me to create so many useful items for gifts and gift wrap accessories. I would love to be able to learn more about uses for ribbon and teach my elderly friends how to create ribbon items as well.
Posted: 6:11 pm on December 28th

Oraya Oraya writes: This looks like a book brimming with inspiration! Would be lovely to be lucky.....
Posted: 6:10 pm on December 28th

clairezbo clairezbo writes: there is nothing more feminine than ribbon on a dress or blouse
Posted: 6:05 pm on December 28th

gumbiecat gumbiecat writes: This book brings to mind a cotton dress made for me long ago by my mother with fabric from my grandmother. It was printed with buttons and ribbon bows, and I loved it! (The old song "Buttons and Bows" just came to mind.) You can imagine how proud I was to wear that dress to school (second grade) with a matching ribbon tied around the rubber band on my pony tail. Thank you for evoking such a lovely memory!!
Posted: 6:01 pm on December 28th

Skyblue712 Skyblue712 writes: I'd love to have this book. The projects look fun and my ribbon box is full of treasures waiting to be used.
Posted: 5:59 pm on December 28th

PoorPurl PoorPurl writes: I have a large collection of ribbon and ribbon scraps. This book would help me use it up.
Posted: 5:58 pm on December 28th

RUTHIE49 RUTHIE49 writes: WOW!! Looks like I am not the only one interested in this wonderful book! I have been teaching my daughters how to sew and this would be a great addition to my library.
Posted: 5:55 pm on December 28th

grmacary grmacary writes: What a lovely book! Sewing with ribbons is such a wonderful addition to so many projects. I have a collection of ribbons old and new! This could be a wonderful way to start using them!
Posted: 5:55 pm on December 28th

Katys_Mom Katys_Mom writes: This book looks like fun, and the contest is fun.
Thanks, Threads and Taunton Press!
Posted: 5:50 pm on December 28th

drbrown drbrown writes: The book would be useful in various crafts -- garments, quilting, home dec. Looks like a great resource to make use of the many ribbon pieces I have packed away. Would love to win it.
Posted: 5:48 pm on December 28th

nancerh nancerh writes: I love the look of ribbon in my sewing projects. This book would be sooo much help in using my stash of ribbons I have collected through the years.
Posted: 5:47 pm on December 28th

EEOlson EEOlson writes: I would love to win this book! I have ribbon but no idea what to do with it all. This book would help me. I would like to try ribbon embroidery and will go out and buy a pattern and ribbon, right away. I think making ribbon flower pins would be nice gifts to give. Pick me, pick me.

Posted: 5:44 pm on December 28th

bfavorite bfavorite writes: I love using fabric ribbon in my sewing and quilting projects. This book could give me lots of new ideas.
Posted: 5:38 pm on December 28th

ZBWonderWoman ZBWonderWoman writes: I love, love, Love embellishment techniques. I've been a fashion designer, sewist who created luscious things in all sizes, a costumer and the kid who introduced her family to the joy of the gusset. All things considered, the gusset speech was memorable if only for the looks on mother-sister's faces when I demonstrated how to adjust rise without questionable language, tears or promises to diet.

Threads feeds my fevered addiction to fabric construction. It's a big job, but Threads makes it easy.
Posted: 5:30 pm on December 28th

Pohnpei Pohnpei writes: new to threads! would love the ribbons book. Feel totally clueless when it comes to crafting ribbon designs.
Posted: 5:29 pm on December 28th

iluvthimbles iluvthimbles writes: 700 color photos! I am impressed. This would be a treasured addition to my sewing library. And I agree that this contest is a great way to get members to update their avatar! Thanks Threads!
Posted: 5:28 pm on December 28th

jarrett91 jarrett91 writes: I have lots of ribbon from my Mother's sewing room which I now have. This book looks like it would help me to use some of it.
Posted: 5:19 pm on December 28th

Kabo Kabo writes: I love to work with silk ribbon! It is great to incorporate into my needleturn applique projects. Ribbon adds wonderful dimension to a project. Would love to own it!
Posted: 5:18 pm on December 28th

RV_Heidi RV_Heidi writes: This looks like it would be sew much fun, good ideas for my ribbon stash... good reason to go shopping for more!
Posted: 5:13 pm on December 28th

RV_Heidi RV_Heidi writes: This looks like it would be sew much fun, good ideas for my ribbon stash... good reason to go shopping for more!
Posted: 5:12 pm on December 28th

Judyta Judyta writes: What a timely giveaway ! I have just started really getting into crafting with ribbon, which to me, is stepping up to another level above crewel embroidery. All the textures and designs are endless and mind-boggling ! I LOVE the website as a newcomer and look forward to lots of ideas here. Happy Holidays and a Blessed 2010. Pittsburgh has had a white (but safe) Christmas. Prayers for all you folks in the Mid-West !
Posted: 5:09 pm on December 28th

Judyta Judyta writes: What a timely giveaway ! I have just started really getting into crafting with ribbon, which to me, is stepping up to another level above crewel embroidery. All the textures and designs are endless and mind-boggling ! I LOVE the website as a newcomer and look forward to lots of ideas here. Happy Holidays and a Blessed 2010. Pittsburgh has had a white (but safe) Christmas. Prayers for all you folks in the Mid-West !
Posted: 5:08 pm on December 28th

AJsews AJsews writes: I've always loved ribbon but I've never known how to incorporate it into my projects.
Posted: 5:07 pm on December 28th

pkyocom pkyocom writes: This looks like a great book, I would love, love, love to win it. I could incorporate the ribbons into my embroidery.
Posted: 5:06 pm on December 28th

sewveryhappy sewveryhappy writes: This would be great as I bought out a crafts store ribbon and button supply some time ago.

It made me think of the Doris Day song, "Buttons and Bows"
Posted: 5:05 pm on December 28th

angenico angenico writes: Everyday/week I try learning some new especially crafting thing and showing it to my children, this book looks like a wonderful addition to the knowledge building books that we use!
Posted: 5:05 pm on December 28th

judystolz judystolz writes: Looks like fun for projects with my 6year old granddaughter -- she loves crafts of all kinds!
Posted: 5:02 pm on December 28th

unwrittenmelody unwrittenmelody writes: I'm always looking for new projects that will be incredibly fun to learn! This book would be so fun to win! :)
Posted: 5:01 pm on December 28th

redlum redlum writes:
This would be a great addition to my library
Posted: 5:01 pm on December 28th

gmarshpchef gmarshpchef writes: I would love to win this book to add some additional 'touches' to the various type Santas I make!
Posted: 5:01 pm on December 28th

lottawork lottawork writes: I'm always looking for new ideas and would love to find some new ones here. It looks very interesting.
Posted: 4:59 pm on December 28th

SEWeaver SEWeaver writes: Just what I need another craft to inspire me.....
Posted: 4:58 pm on December 28th

10isdzinr 10isdzinr writes: I am looking for new projects to keep me entertained on these long winter days. I would love to win this book!
Posted: 4:55 pm on December 28th

Sewingtrekker Sewingtrekker writes: What a fun way to have a contest for a great book.
Posted: 4:54 pm on December 28th

Geru Geru writes: I want to try this in old kimono fabric.
Posted: 4:53 pm on December 28th

Solitaire01 Solitaire01 writes: I love all sorts of crafts to keep my hands busy and happy.

Posted: 4:50 pm on December 28th

celticangel celticangel writes: I would love to win this book. I really like learning new things. This book looks so good.
Posted: 4:49 pm on December 28th

lauchlen lauchlen writes: Oh, isn't this book fabulous! I'd love to have it so I could add embellishments to the dress I'm going to make for my mom when she goes on her cruise end of January. Wouldn't she be surprised to see ribbon-work!
Posted: 4:49 pm on December 28th

peggyann212 peggyann212 writes: I love working with ribbon, mostly in our floral business. But I keep a stash at home too!
Posted: 4:49 pm on December 28th

squigglytwigs squigglytwigs writes: This book looks wonderful. My daugther and I could have so much fun with it.
Posted: 4:45 pm on December 28th

suefish suefish writes: Hi - I have been doing more baking than sewing, but I am determined (!!) in 2010 to compolete some of the clothing that I have already purchased fabric & patterns et., for...
Posted: 4:43 pm on December 28th

gusher999 gusher999 writes: I would love this book. Always looking for new ideas.
Posted: 4:41 pm on December 28th

kbarolane kbarolane writes: I would love to embellish my children's clothing using this book.
Posted: 4:40 pm on December 28th

dlipsky dlipsky writes: I would really love to win this book! It looks like a great book!
Posted: 4:40 pm on December 28th

Karne Karne writes: This looks like a wonderful book - I sure would love to have it for my very own :) Ribbons are a lot of fun - I'm learning to use them in heirloom sewing. Thanks for offering it.
Posted: 4:39 pm on December 28th

bowlady bowlady writes: I would love the book - we love working with ribbon!!
Posted: 4:32 pm on December 28th

tazmotor tazmotor writes: Looks like a terrific book. I'm always looking for new ways to embellish my projects.
Posted: 4:31 pm on December 28th

Runa Runa writes: I'd love to win this book. I have several spools of ribbon waiting to be turned into something beautiful.
Posted: 4:30 pm on December 28th

loveorlando loveorlando writes: I love art to wear - and this book would be the most wonderful addition to my collection of craft books. When you see me in a terrific new garment, you'll say "She won that terrific Ribbon book", and you'd be right!!
Posted: 4:26 pm on December 28th

Jane_K Jane_K writes: this is fun. Looking forward to more information and help.
Posted: 4:23 pm on December 28th

lheck1108 lheck1108 writes: Sure would love to win one of these books too. The book looks like it would be so useful to get to use up some of the ribbons and get to buy some more. Nothing like a fabricaholic, we collect anything dealing with THREADS!
Linda. Lakeland, Fl.
Posted: 4:23 pm on December 28th

Nettie14 Nettie14 writes: I just would love to win this book!
Posted: 4:22 pm on December 28th

LiaMe LiaMe writes: The roses so look so real and no thorns. It would be fun to make them since they don't grow well in my climate. They'd be perfect for a small gifts.
Posted: 4:21 pm on December 28th

Charliejo Charliejo writes: Would love to win this book. Wonder if the ribbon vest from many, many years ago is in it? This picture is my sewing room! Yes, piles of mending and projects to complete! This is the year I shall conquer the piles!!
Posted: 4:21 pm on December 28th

Bellbird Bellbird writes: I love ribbons and have saved a box full of them over the years. I would love to have this book to give some inspiration to use them in creative ways.
Posted: 4:17 pm on December 28th

casachavez casachavez writes: If I win this book, I plan to give it to my sewing sister who is an avid crazy quilter. But then, once I see the book, maybe .....
Posted: 4:15 pm on December 28th

aunty_em aunty_em writes: This would be GREAT!!! I've started doing more crafts with my grandkids. It would give more for my granddaughter and I to do.
Posted: 4:15 pm on December 28th

casachavez casachavez writes: If I won this book, it would be given to my sewing buddy as a gift as she is an avid crazy quilter ... but then, once I see it, well ......
Posted: 4:14 pm on December 28th

melissah melissah writes: I have a new Avatar!!!! Would love this book!!!
Posted: 4:14 pm on December 28th

ochosi ochosi writes: Ribbons make the most beautiful accents to many things. I've used them as package decorations, corsages, and woven into a piece of fabric. Winning this book would expand my use of ribbon by quite a bit.
Posted: 4:08 pm on December 28th

felinophilemom felinophilemom writes: What a delightful way to use so many ribbons that I inherited from my mothers boxes of sewing projects. I never knew that there was such an art.
Posted: 4:03 pm on December 28th

Emland Emland writes: Looks like a great book.
Posted: 3:57 pm on December 28th

rownsew rownsew writes: how fun! thanks for the offer!
Posted: 3:56 pm on December 28th

December27 December27 writes: I hope I win--I want to make the pansies!
Posted: 3:55 pm on December 28th

ReginaLV ReginaLV writes: Yes, please. I have a ballgown needs sprays of flowers and leaves.
Posted: 3:52 pm on December 28th

mannebanana mannebanana writes: I really love ribbons and buy them offten. I would be nice to take some of my collection and actually MAKE something of them. : )
Posted: 3:49 pm on December 28th

sunrainor sunrainor writes: Looks like a fun book to have with lots to explore and spark the imagination!
Posted: 3:49 pm on December 28th

CKSewist CKSewist writes: Ribbon rocks!
Posted: 3:45 pm on December 28th

bakingmomma bakingmomma writes: I would be thrilled to own this book!
Posted: 3:44 pm on December 28th

dougsquestions dougsquestions writes: Ribbon projects galore. Does this mean I would actually have to USE some of my stash?
Posted: 3:44 pm on December 28th

alidmc alidmc writes: This book would be a lovely addition to my stash!!
Posted: 3:42 pm on December 28th

alidmc alidmc writes: This book would be a lovely addition to my stash!!
Posted: 3:41 pm on December 28th

alidmc alidmc writes: This book would be a lovely addition to my stash!!
Posted: 3:41 pm on December 28th

missdeb1 missdeb1 writes: I love crafting and this book looks like it would be so
much fun.
Posted: 3:39 pm on December 28th

Igraine Igraine writes: I have a HUGE collection of ribbons - of various lengths and widths, this book is an inspiration to turn my stash into wonderful gifts for friends and family.... I might even keep some for me!
Posted: 3:39 pm on December 28th

mshelgs mshelgs writes: Oooh I can just see my ribbon stash becoming lovely embellishments for just about anything. Would love to have this book in my library.
Posted: 3:37 pm on December 28th

lpenninger lpenninger writes: Hope I win! I have a big bag of saved ribbon scraps just dying to be used.

Posted: 3:34 pm on December 28th

mirela mirela writes: That looks like a great book!
Posted: 3:29 pm on December 28th

peacebypiece7 peacebypiece7 writes: I have made some ribbon roses but would like more ideas. The Complete Guide to Ribbon Crafts looks like it has lots of those! Thanks for the contest.
Posted: 3:25 pm on December 28th

Stoltzfus Stoltzfus writes: I am currently teaching myself to create ribbon bows for the hair and also as pins for wearing on clothing.
Posted: 3:20 pm on December 28th

digitaldiva digitaldiva writes: ...always on the lookout for new crafts to try!
Posted: 3:03 pm on December 28th

marygreenfield marygreenfield writes: I love ribbons, and would love a great source of ideas on how better to use it!
Posted: 2:29 pm on December 28th

LaurieJ LaurieJ writes: Wow, what a fun book!
Posted: 2:12 pm on December 28th

urangbandung urangbandung writes: I think ribbon is just for kids, can ribbon be use for adult clothes and accessories? I hope this book will give me some tips and ideas about that.
Posted: 1:14 am on December 28th

jeannearis jeannearis writes: Embellishments can make the garment! And ribbon can be simple or complex. I'd love to win this book.
Posted: 3:06 am on December 27th

sewsavvy sewsavvy writes: Sounds like a wonderful book! Would love to win it and start ribbon crafting ASAP!
Posted: 2:00 pm on December 26th

WickedStepmother WickedStepmother writes: I love working with ribbons and I would love to win this book!
Posted: 8:55 am on December 26th

bluewillow bluewillow writes: The Complete Guide to Ribbon Crafts by Elaine Schmidt sounds wonderful! I especially like that it has 700 pictures. I have never been able to make good-looking bows. I would love to try making flowers from ribbon.
Posted: 2:30 pm on December 24th

sew_darn_cute sew_darn_cute writes: looks like a great book!
ribbons always make everything
look so special...


Posted: 8:03 am on December 24th

Luxiraj Luxiraj writes: I have loads of ribbons in my stash. Have a kind of fetish for them. Would be more than glad to have this book. Oh god pick me!
Posted: 1:39 am on December 24th

Ephemeral_Fortress Ephemeral_Fortress writes: That looks really cool.
Posted: 9:05 pm on December 23rd

SherryJ SherryJ writes: Looks like a lovely book. You can never have enough ribbons!
Posted: 9:05 pm on December 23rd

CarolynJH CarolynJH writes: This looks like a great book. Maybe I could use up some of my ribbon stash!
Posted: 7:20 pm on December 23rd

HUNGRYmama HUNGRYmama writes: Please may EYE have this RIBBON CRAFTS book? My three children would forever be in your debt for the wealth of lil ribbon pretties they would be adorned with! EYE looove ribbon flowers.....and a whole book-full would be like acquiring an instant garden!
Posted: 5:35 pm on December 23rd

NHale NHale writes: This book looks like fun, and I just bought lots of organza ribbon....
Posted: 4:10 pm on December 23rd

Kyrielle Kyrielle writes: This looks like a great book!
Posted: 1:06 pm on December 23rd

WillaMcNeill WillaMcNeill writes: Love wonderful ribbons. This would be great fun to use. I make lots of small quilted items and the book would help give inspiration for embellishing.
Posted: 11:42 am on December 23rd

Hyacinth19 Hyacinth19 writes: I would love to win this book! I could use in the classroom where I teach fashion design & clothing construction at a college in Tucson, Arizona!


Posted: 10:31 am on December 23rd

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