50 Ribbon Rosettes & Bows to Make
This delightful collection of 50 decorative ribbon projects—some classic, some whimsical, some elegant—will prove irresistible for anyone with an interest in craft. Among the world’s first decorative items, ribbons were once reserved for the nobility, but spread to the middle classes by the 1800s. Braided, folded, and manipulated, ribbons were not only used as embellishments on outfits and hats, but also given alone as special gifts. In this book you'll find 50 modern ways to “play” with ribbon, with detailed instructions and stunning photos, sure to inspire creativity for beginners to advanced crafters. The book is organized into three sections. First, you’ll learn the basics of working with ribbon, along with an explanation of different types of ribbon and the tools needed to create a professional look. Then, choose from among the many different types of ribbon projects: Fashionista Flair, Timeless Toppers, and Flower Power. In the final section, you’ll learn how to combine different ribbon-crafting skills into stunning “Over The Top” projects, such as large layered hair bows, funky flip flops, sashes, and ribbon flower arrangements.
• The projects are grouped into four main chapters: a beautiful collection of hair accessories and jewelry; some eye-catching gift wrapping ideas and presentation boxes; a wide range of floral designs; and a charming selection of projects combining all of these ribbon-crafting skills
• Each design features written instructions accompanied by clear step-by-step illustrations, and absolutely no experience is necessary: the reader will pick up all the expertise needed as they progress through the book
Author: Deanna D. McCool