The Complete Photo Guide to Ribbon Crafts
By Elaine Schmidt
Gifted by Creative Publishing International
Reviewed by Maria Nerius
This book is a must for anyone who loves ribbon craft or is interested in learning more about ribbon craft. The detailed step-by-step instructions with over 700 large format color photos make any technique easy to see, do, and enjoy. But Schmidt did not just write a primer or project book with The Complete Guide to Ribbon Crafts, she included a bounty of ideas and tips from selecting your ribbon to organizing the ribbon, to putting the perfect finishing touch to a project.
There are 100 projects included in the book: ribbon flowers, ribbon embroidery, ribbon weaving, knitting with ribbon, sewing with ribbon, gluing, fusing, and taping ribbon. You’ll find ribbons in your hair, jewelry, belts, shoes, hats, clothing, and home décor. There is even a chapter that covers crafting with ribbon so you can attach ribbons to paper, print on ribbon, and attach ribbon to just about everything. Schmidt writes from experience and this book is a brilliant resource for those of us who love ribbon. She even included instruction for several beautiful bows.