A complete step-by-step guide showing how to create an amazing range of exquisite, delicately embroidered silk ribbon flowers, using a surprisingly small number of stitches. Over a hundred photographs demonstrate the techniques - which clearly illustrate how to make roses, hollyhocks, geraniums, Canterbury bells, fuchsias, lilies, irises, poppies, primulas, Chinese lanterns and much more more...Backgrounds can be painted to add perspective and interest to garden scenes - and to enhance still life arrangements. You can also learn how to colour ribbons and to create stems, branches, tree trunks, grasses and containers. From tiny buds and leaves to stunning bouquets of flowers and landscapes, this practical, easy-to-follow guide is packed with inspirational ideas and practical information.
First and foremost, Ann Cox is a silk ribbon embroidery designer who runs her own company selling silk ribbons and kits. She teaches at colleges of further education, takes classes in her own studio and gives talks to clubs and guilds. She is also a professional cake decorator, a very keen gardener and is interested in many other crafts, especially those relating to flowers. Ann lives with her husband, Ashley, in a small village near Southampton in Hampshire.