"OOOOOH" The Essentials of Ribbon Needlepoint with River Silks

      If you haven't stitched with silk ribbon on canvas and even if you're already using silk ribbon on canvas, this book is a great resource. It is an advertisement for River Silks silk ribbon and even comes packaged with a ribbon sample, canvas and a needle, but it is also chock full of wonderful ideas and stitching tips as well as great color photographs. This book presents techniques and possibilities that may be unique to the use of silk ribbon, beginning with some basic tips on how to work with silk ribbon on canvas.
      The "Basic Stitches" chapter covers several basic canvas/fabric stitches that are recommended for use with silk ribbon. There are no stitch diagrams, but good text explanations for each one; and these are basic stitches and these diagrams can easily be found in any stitch book in your library. In addition there are two chapters on Knots, French and Colonial, with lots of helpful hints and suggestions for use as well as chapters on "ribbon stitch," "getting creative," and "special effects."
      The color photographs are all of canvases worked with silk ribbon and are truly inspirational, and the "Designer Credits" section identifies the pictured canvas designers. This great book will inspire you to start stitching ribbon, or challenge you to master more ribbon techniques for canvas work - a definite "must have" for your library.

by Suzanne Howren, Reprinted with permission from Needlepoint Now, March/April 07

      Paul guides the stitcher through his fabulous stitches and illustrates his secrets to very lush canvas embellishment. It's a very readable primer which de-mystifies working with silk ribbon and serves as a great reference and teaching tool. This is a classy publication using top quality paper, color photos and a durable vinyl cover which lies flat. It omes pa kaged witha piece of canvas, a needle and a card of silk ribbon. The stitcher can immediately tryo ut the various techniques. It's my suggestion that no stitching library is complete without "OOOOOH!"

Reprinted with permission from Leigh Designs Needlework Newsletter, September 2006.

Essentials of Ribbon Needlepoint with River Silks


What people say about "OOOOOH":

I fell in love with the book. It's wonderful!
Val McAleenan, Peacock Alley

I just got home last night and am savoring it. I opened it this morning and read the first pages. . . Beautiful. . . It will be traveling with me, and I will promote it.
Susan Greening Davis, DMC International Teacher of the Year

Love the book. Excellent spiral, great weight paper, no color bleed-through, good pictures and type font.
Keri Duke, Keri Designs

Love your book. Fantastic. Price is great.
Paige Payne, Charleston Needlework

I got the new book today, and it is wonderful. It is a much needed addition to the literature.
Michael Boren, Shenandoah Stitchery Design

Paul's descriptions are soooo clear and well written.
Mike Swan, Instructor and Designer

I really like the look of the rigid see-through cover and the spiral binding. I will be reading it over in the next few days.
Terry Dryden, Terry Dryden Designs

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