Monograms and Words (Paperback)

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Stitch beautiful letters, monograms and words with this resource for embroidery styles and forms.

Each letter is beautifully reproduced in watercolour, with clear instructions for transferring the designs on to fabric. The step-by-step demonstrations show you the basic techniques, accompanied by easy-to-follow diagrams and close-up photography of the embroideries. The book is highly versatile and can be used with many languages - there is no limit to the letters, words and projects that can be made. There are numerous gorgeous designs, including embroidered cards, plaques, boxes, journals, baby clothes and more, giving you almost limitless scope for personalising special gifts for babies, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and more. Packed with useful tips and ideas, this is book is the perfect companion for ribbon embroiderers of all abilities.

Previously published as Embroidered Alphabets.

About the Author

An artistically inclined mother and a keen interest in all things beautiful got Di off to an early start as an embroiderer. Her love for this discipline soon became her livelihood and starting an embroidery business was just another natural progression for this talented crafter. She opened her first shop in the Natal Midlands and when the family decided to uproot and move to Johannesburg, along went the business. After four years of running one of Johannesburg's most successful embroidery shops, the family's urge to settle in Cape Town became too strong to ignore. Di now lives in the Mother City where she runs two successful embroidery shops. The end product of her latest interest, hand painting her own range of silk and organza ribbons for embroidery, is marketed to retail outlets worldwide.

Praise For…

Mary Corbet - Needle n Thread - July 2019
If you love silk ribbon embroidery, if you like dimensional stitching, if you enjoy a kind of multimedia approach to your projects, if you like crazy quilting which often sports ribbon work, if you are a fan of elaborate monograms – then this book will be right up your alley! There are lots of reasons to love it!

As is always the case with Di’s silk ribbon embroidery books, Monograms & Words in Ribbon Embroidery is instructional and inspirational. There’s loads of good stuff to learn here, and Di makes it all accessible and doable.
If you’re keen to learn silk ribbon embroidery or to advance your techniques, this is a beautiful book to add to your reference library!

Inspirations All Stitched Up - October 2020

Di has combined the magic of colour with the amazing texture of ribbon embroidery in this series of exquisite and versatile characters. 
Each letter is formed using a gorgeous combination of surface and ribbon embroidery, with ornate floral detail, delicious pastel tones and a glorious use of watercolour paint to add that extra special touch. 
If you’ve never tried ribbon embroidery before, or if you’ve been looking for new inspiration for your ribbon collection, then this book is ideal. You’ll be hunting for excuses to use letters anywhere and everywhere you can.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781782216827
ISBN-10: 1782216820
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2018
Pages: 128
Language: English