I had the pleasure of receiving a copy of Deanna Csomo McCool's beautiful book to review - 50 Ribbon Rosettes and Bows to Make!
**I received the copy for free as part of this blog tour - all thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own!**
First off, there are clear descriptions of multiple types of ribbons - everything from the most common grosgrains to the intricate, colorful jacquards. For me, this was extremely helpful, as grosgrain and satin are about the only types of ribbon I'd heard of. There are also tips on what projects are best for what types of ribbon, and how easy each type is to work with.
Basically, everything you want or need to know is laid out for you at the beginning. Then comes the fun part - the projects!
There is a huge variety of flowers, bows, decor, and accessories, ranging from beginner to advanced levels of difficulty. I started with the simple Whimsy Flower, a beginner project. It was so much fun, I ended up making two! The first wasn't exactly seasonal colors, so the second I had to change it up and pair with the Woven Headband (intermediate). I attached the flower to the matching headband, and I think it's going to be a perfect accessory for Natalie's Thanksgiving dress!
Finally, I've been thinking about Christmas ornaments, and the Finnish snowflake was perfect! I love the look of it - so delicate, and so intricate looking, though it really is very simple to make. The pictures make the steps very easy to follow. Along with this snowflake, there is also a lattice version that I'm dying to try next! I think a whole bunch of these will look great hanging up in my windows this year.