20 March 2019


BC Paperback Flexi-binding with flaps

216x280 mm



208 pages

Search Press

The Textile Artist

The Textile Artist: The Seasons in Silk Ribbon Embroidery

by Tatiana Popova

Silk ribbon embroidery enthusiasts all over the world have been discovering the work of renowned Ukrainian embroiderer, Tatiana Popova. Here she teaches all the essential techniques and stitches you need, including traditional ribbonwork and thread embroidery, as well as new ways of working that she has developed herself to make silk ribbon embroidery easier. 

The second part of the book is devoted to 20 stunning projects inspired by the seasons, each accompanied by numerous step-by-step photos, diagrams and instructions. These include vibrant floral arrangements as well as romantic and whimsical designs such as hearts, owls and posies, and there are ideas for seasonal gifts such as an Easter wreath, a Wedding Day heart and a Christmas star. Ten of the designs feature full-size images to scan and print on your fabric before embroidering.

Whether you are new to ribbon embroidery or an experienced embroiderer looking for inspiration and expert guidance, Tatiana's beautiful book is one you will turn to again and again.   

Book Contents

Introduction 6
Getting started 8
Stitches for silk ribbon 20
Straight stitch group 21
Ribbon stitch group 25
Daisy stitch group 29
Knots 31
Ribbon gathering 33
Traditional ribbonwork 37
Thread embroidery 35
New techniques 50
Owlets 68
Spring Owlet 70
Summer Owlet 74
Autumn Owlet 78
Winter Owlet 82
Seasonal flowers 88
Lily of the Valley 90
Your Day 94
From Olga’s Garden 102
Meadow Posy 114
Autumn Basket 120
Sunny Road 130
Christmas Rose 134
February Cup 138
Seasonal gifts 144
Easter Wreath 146
Mother’s Day 158
August Cup 164
Friendship Heart 172
Wedding Day 176
Housewarming Carp 182
Christmas Star 188
January Cup 192
Designs to transfer 196
Index 207
Flower index 208

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