Author(s): Di Van Niekerk
Learn how to make delicate, beautiful and realistic silk roses and organza leaves, and have fun making them for a friend, or for a special project. There is a flower for every occasion: adorning a hat or a knitted bag, embellishing a crocheted scarf or adding beauty to a beaded necklace. Techniques include 16 different roses, blooming amongst a latticework of rosebuds, leaves and stems. Learn how to make rose petals and rose hips, sepals, stems and leaves, spent roses and stamens, and gorgeous little birds, a bird's nest, beautiful butterflies, bows and wisteria. There is something for everyone in these pages and it is amazing how easy, enjoyable and rewarding these techniques are.
The vintage craze is perhaps typified by roses. Adding a rosy touch to everything from a crocheted scarf to a beaded necklace is explored in Di Van Niekerk's book. The tome includes 16 different roses for crafters to produce realistic creations blooming among a latticework of rosebuds, leaves and stems, and is suitable for beginners to advanced.-Craft Business
Di Van Niekerk began with needlecraft at a very young age and has always been fascinated by colour and texture. She makes her own range of silk and organza ribbons and exports worldwide. Her business Crafts Unlimited was founded in 1988 and has grown from strength to strength. She is regularly invited to teach at needlecraft conventions overseas and her books have been translated into many languages. Crafters all over the world can visit her interactive website www.dicraft.co.za