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The Complete Photo Guide to Ribbon Crafts

*All You Need to Know to Craft with Ribbon *The Essential Reference for Novice and Expert Ribbon Crafters *Packed with Hundreds of Crafty Tips and Ideas *Detailed Step-by-Step Instructions for Over 100 Projects

The Complete Photo Guide to Ribbon Crafts
Format: Paperback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781589234697
Illustrations: 750
Size: 8.25 x 10.81 x .62
Weight: 1.875 lb.
Published: Jan. 1, 2010
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This book provides a reference for all kinds of crafts that involve ribbon. It includes step-by-step photographed instructions for a wide range of techniques as well as projects to accompany each area of ribbon crafting. This is a comprehensive guide as compared to most books on ribbon crafts that are specific by technique or end result (ribbon flowers, silk ribbon embroidery, making bows). This book explores a wide range of techniques and end products, using all kinds of ribbon, making it an essential reference for all craft enthusiasts. It includes ideas and projects for scrapbooking, home décor, general crafting, and fashion.

Elaine Schmidt is a freelance designer, consultant, educator and spokesperson in the craft and hobby industries.  She is the former design coordinator for a chain of ribbon boutiques and has developed award-winning product concepts for several manufacturers. Elaine’s original designs are featured in a variety of books, magazines, project sheets and TV segments. Elaine enjoys teaching, demonstrating and thinking up new project ideas that make sewing and crafts fun and easy. Elaine lives in Long Valley, NJ and loves being surrounded by her growing stash of ribbons, fabric, buttons, beads and all the “fun stuff”.

Schmidt, Elaine. The Complete Photo Guide to Ribbon Crafts. c.224p. ISBN  978-1-58923-469-7 Creative Pub: Quayside. 2010. illus.  index. pap. $24.99. CRAFTS

The latest in a continuing series of photo guides,  this book features full-color photos of techniques with examples and practice  projects.  Schmidt, owner of a design firm, shows how to use commonly available  ribbons to achieve professional-looking decorating results on clothes and  accessories. This guide will be useful for crafters beginning to experiment with ribbons and other fiber-crafting techniques in mixed-media projects. -- Library Journal, February 15, 2010

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