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Heirloom ribbonwork
Gibb, Helen.
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Publication Information:
Iola, WI : Krause Publications, [2001]

Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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TT850.5 .G52 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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This text is an illustrated step-by-step technique guide that teaches readers the how-tos of basic ribbon flower construction. The techniques are combined in the book to create projects that range from practical and pretty to elegant and exquisite.

Author Notes

Helen Gibb, television personality and author has been involved with crafts and needle arts since 1984. She has been invited to showcase her creative painting talents for retail companies including Elizabeth Arden cosmetics and Dillards stores, and she teaches ribbon art to many students throughout the U.S. and Australia. Helen also makes regular appearances on HGTV's "Carol Duvall Show" with her ribbonwork and half dolls

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 8
Before You Beginp. 11
Chapter 1 Boxes and Basketsp. 13
The Bride's Boxp. 14
Blue Tea Caddyp. 16
Wooden Basketp. 19
Dresden Flowersp. 22
Chapter 2 Half Dolls Updatedp. 24
Grace on a Vanity Boxp. 25
Lady Madeline Pincushionp. 28
Clara Tasselp. 32
Lady Eleanor Lavender Sachetp. 34
Chapter 3 Brooches With Flairp. 37
Brown Broochp. 38
Peach Broochp. 41
Autumn Broochp. 44
Chapter 4 Hats and Morep. 46
Pink Hat With Rosep. 47
Purple Hatp. 50
Black Hat With Brown Rose and Feathersp. 52
Hat Needle Case/Pincushionp. 54
Floral Hatpin Holderp. 57
Chapter 5 Ribbon Flower Embellishmentsp. 60
Red Pursep. 61
Scarf Chatelainep. 64
Flowers for a Ball Gownp. 67
Chapter 6 Ribbonwork in Your Homep. 71
Moon Cottage Albump. 72
Footstool With Cabochon Rosesp. 74
Lavender-Filled Sachetp. 76
Parasol With Flowersp. 79
Roses on the Wingp. 82
Chapter 7 Flowers to Growp. 84
Spring Bulbs - Tulips, Jonquils, and Daffodilsp. 85
Magnolias and Berriesp. 92
Wild Rose Posyp. 94
Ribbon Techniques Guidep. 96
Stamensp. 96
Twisting Ribbonp. 97
Knotsp. 97
Shirringp. 97
Ruchingp. 98
Pleatingp. 99
Loopsp. 100
Tubesp. 101
U-Gathersp. 103
Petalsp. 108
Folded Rosep. 111
Leavesp. 113
Combination Rose Guidep. 118
About the Authorp. 122
About the Grant Humphreys Mansionp. 123
Bibliographyp. 124
Resourcesp. 125
Indexp. 127