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A Passion for Ribbonry
Discover leading ribbonry designer Camela Nitschke's secrets for using ribbon to create stunning lifelike wildflowers such as Lady's slipper, Lupine, Sunflower, pansies & Roses. 32 flowers with easy to follow step by step instructions, plus 80 project ideas, also includes a resource guide to speciality ribbons and a fascinating brief history of the art of ribbonry
A few good flowers, but little else
By A Customer
- June 29, 1998
The lovely cover of this book is enticing, but resist: it's a real disappointment. There simply isn't a book's worth of material here, so the book has been extended with erroneous history, uninteresting biography, and repetitious detail. The instruction section, for which most people actually buy textile art books, is very short on original work. Most of the directions are for flowers that have been done better by other authors, or that are simple variations on a boat leaf used as a petal. For each of these variations, detailed directions are unnecessarily repeated, presumably in an effort to pad a pamphlet's worth of material into a chapter.The history section is particularly poor; it is disorganized and confused, and contains some gross factual errors. Nitschke states that the Romans brought silk to France after they invaded Gaul in the 14th century. In fact, Julius Caesar invaded Gaul in the 1st century B.C. and the Romans did not produce silk. These kinds of errors make this... read more
more content, less passion, please!
By Frost "patrisiad"
- March 27, 2001
I like this book. Or, rather, I *really* like everything thatcomes after page 68. The first 68 pages, however, gives us anot-so-brief overview on the history of ribbonry in fashion ....We're also treated to beautiful photos of the author's work, whereI've discovered her love for the combination of pink and green.... but as the title of this book states _A PASSION for Ribbonry_,perhaps the purpose of this book was to talk about the author'sdevotion to ribbons and ribbonwork.The rest of the book dealsmostly with flowers, and I find the instructions to be very clear,with clear photos illustrating each step. I like Ms. Nitschke'sinstructions; I first encountered her in Threads Magazine, in herarticle on cockades. There is also a quilt featuring the flowers onthe quilt blocks. There are also brief instructions on other ribbontreatments, specifically gathering and pleating.Would I buy anotherbook by this author? Probably. Would I refer to this book often?Again, probably. I... read more
A Passion for Ribbonry
By Mary Beth Schenecker
- April 23, 2000
I think this is a wonderful book. I have most of the books on ribbon flowers and each one has something to offer that the other doesn't have. The instructions are very good and easy to follow. Camela gets into ribbon folding techniques that are not in the other books and I find that very interesting and useful in decorating. She gives directions for more unusual flowers and these are very nice to use in mixed floral bouquets. This beautiful book is a must for any one that loves to do ribbon flowers.
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