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NEW eBook! Silk Ribbon Embroidery – a collaboration of artists from around the world....Hello stitching worldI have good news for you! Silk Ribbon Embroidery – a collaboration of artists from around the world is now ready to order as a downloadable eBook in PDF format for R80.00, which is about $8 US. You will be able to download, save and read this beautiful book on your tablet or computer screen in full colour.The book is in high resolution format so that you can print it (in full colour) to make your very own hard copy. Once your order has been processed, Renn will send you the link to download the book onto your computer. Please allow a day or two to process your order.Note: This is a large file due to the high resolution photographs. It is 170 MB in size and depending on the speed of your internet connection, it could take some time to download.Mine took about 32 minutes, but our internet in Newlands is slooooowww.
Note: For those with kindles and eReaders.... the eBook will be available from Amazon and Kalahari soon! Do bear in mind that this book is best viewed in full colour.About the bookAuthor of 10 embroidery books, Di van Niekerk is a world renowned silk ribbon and fibre artist. Every year or two she holds an International Silk Ribbon Embroidery competition. In doing so, selected designs are chosen from her range of panels which are available from her stockists worldwide and from her website. Embroiderers are invited to stitch them using her range of hand painted silk and organza ribbons, employing their own ideas and techniques using any choice of thread, wool, fibre (or anything else) to add to their creation.
This book features the exquisite pieces by the winners of the 2012 competition.
Showcasing the work of silk ribbon artists from all over the world, it is an international collaboration of exquisite talent and skill.
Intended to inspire, rather than instruct, this is a book to dip into for ideas. One that will take you forward and show you that just about anything is possible.
It is a valuable addition to the silk ribbon embroiderer’s library.
_________________________________________________Foreword by Hazel Blomkamp – author and designerIt does not matter where in the world you live. The value, inspiration and sheer pleasure gained from looking at the embroidery done by stitchers in far-flung countries is immeasurable. Needlecraft techniques are more or less the same the world over. It is the style that is different and, in so many ways, reflects the personality of the country that you are in. From the soft colours used by Australians, to the whimsical nature of Ukrainian crafts, the definitive design of the Russians, or the sheer elegance of French embroidery, artists are inspired by their heritage, their culture and the environment in which they live. By combining the work of silk ribbon artists from all over the world, this book is multi-cultural and inspirational. Each of the designs appear more than once and it is fascinating, in each case, to see how the different artists have interpreted what they had to work with.All wrought with skill, the work of the 2012 Di van Niekerk Silk Ribbon Embroidery Competition winners that is featured in this book will inspire your own silk ribbon embroidery. It will give you the confidence to try things in your own way, tempting you onto greater works.
Because it is not an instructional book, it does not dictate. Instead, it will encourage you to take your own path towards satisfaction in your silk ribbon embroidery.
The cover: the front and back of the book…. click on the image to enlarge _______________________________________________I would like to congratulate every artist featured in this book.Thank you for the love you put into your creation and thank you for sharing your talent with embroiderers across the world. We salute each and everyone of you ♥ May this book be an inspiration to all who love to create with needle, thread and ribbon!LoveDi van Niekerk