Book Review:
Embroidered Alphabets with Ribbon Embroidery by Di Van Niekerk

Rissa Peace Root 2010

   
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Title: Embroidered Alphabets with Ribbon Embroidery
Author:  Di Van Niekerk
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Search Press (October 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1844484467
ISBN-13: 978-1844484461
Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.6 x 0.4 inches

Embroidered Alphabets with Ribbon Embroidery by Di Van Niekerk is more than just a collection of patterns for embroidered alphabets!  The author covers everything from ground fabric to pattern transfer. Her thorough instructions will help ensure that you can actually use her templates.  In addition to a stitch dictionary for thread and ribbon embroidery, she offers explicit instructions that walk you through the entire process of recreating these beautiful letters on your own. 

The alphabet itself is beautiful.  The letter itself is stitched, and then the silk ribbon embroidery and beads are added to create lovely embellishments. These compound images would make fabulous motifs for crazy quilting, and the skills you learn will surely enhance your stitch repertoire. 

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