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Here you will find new items by Little Owl SmartCrafts, information about forthcoming products and designs, see some ribbon embroidery in process, learn more about ribbon stitces and techniques. The photos of pieces of art which were represented on this or that Craft Show all around the world will be also awailable in my Blog. I am going to place here some fresh ideas and items for inspiration as well. Our new ribbon embroidery kits and books on silk ribbon embroidery will be also announced here, as well as some information about Little Owl ribbon embroidery contest and workshops. Well, in fact, there will be a lot more...
Whishing everybody a pleasant time while browsing articles of my Blog.
«Just look: they have not only picturesque photos here, the very story of the book is patterned!»
This is so true: The Seasons in Ribbon Embroidery book has intircate content. As if several ideas are bound together and they bring interest to plain sewing instructions of the book.
To start with the cover: the two halves of the tender bluish wreath make together as if a symbol of a year, of the time flow and of all the annual events coming round and round. Moreover, this wreath is very special for it is dedicated to... well, no reason to reveal all the secrets :)
Then, the contents. The "SEASONAL" adjective is repeatedly mentioned in the title of each chapter of The Seasons in Ribbon Embroidery book, thus uniting them together. Each Chapter is a story of Seasons, told by colours, flowers or seasonal holidays.
And about zest of the book. There is quite a number of nice and funny ideas, sayings, photos there. Those of them which are THE MOST are sincerely dedicated to my dearest family. Still, it would be nice for every reader to get to know them, I am sure.
The book also contains some notes with psychological /philosophical meaning:
- What we (do not) value in our lives,
- What are symbols and what do we need them for?
- What is the sense in such a strange arrangement of human life as A HOLIDAY?
Again, no need to discuss everything here. Soon you will have a book for that :)
To finish with: a couple of words about The New things... No, the modern... Well, no: just The New.
Oh, but they seem to be two sides of the same coin! Because, when a NEW technical device is invented, we consider people who can operate it to be MODERN, do not we?
The Seasons in Ribbon Embroidery book is modern first of all due to the languages of its texts: it was written bilingual, thus it has power to go around the globe, uniting the hearts of embroiderers from different countries.
Second, there are a lot of author`s tips and techniques presented in this book on silk ribbon embroidery. They are author`s personal challenges, huge and small, crucial and insignificant. Mr. Time`s wise sieve will select those worth to be kept in ribbon embroidery stitch treasury. And my courteous readers are Mr. Time`s best advisors. Yes, it does depend on you: on your creative ideas and inspiration you will get from the book. As well as on your beautiful creations, of course!
They say, creation of a book is not finished just when the book is published. Because readers are continuing, developing and polishing up its story!
Do kindly invite each of you to co-authorship.
I wish with all my heart that the ideas from The Seasons in Ribbon Embroidery book rejoice you and bring you happiness.
Tatiana Popova, the author of the book.
Happy stitching and...
...see you soon in My Blog!