Silk ribbon embroidery is a handicraft that uses colorful and delicate ribbons as the main material to stitch floral patterns on fabric. The patterns are three dimensional with defined layering effects which are suitable to decorate evening gowns, sweaters, cushions, and even craft pictures.
This ribbon embroidery book breaks through the traditional style of Western silk ribbon embroidery by incorporating traditional Chinese elements such as simple layouts with liubai (leaving blank) as well as incorporating the contemporary Chinese art to create silk ribbon embroideries that are unique and ethereal.
Readers will find dozens of basic stitching techniques with detailed steps and illustrations that are ranging from small scale decorations on mirrors and handheld fans to large scale stitch art. The patterns include flowers, trees, fish, prawns, architecture and more. Among the different stitches, the prawns, peony and lotus leaf are originated by the author with years of experience.
Yuan Weilin is a handicraft lover with significant achievements in paper, fabric, leather, weaving and embroidery DIY art. In 2002, she came into contact with silk ribbon embroidery and was attracted to it. Through continuous research and exploration, she has created her own silk ribbon embroidery style that infuses Chinese painting elements and other craft techniques into the Western silk ribbon embroidery craft.
Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.
New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:
New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.