While looking for ribbon working books, there were also a bunch of books I didn’t find as useful for what I was looking for, such as The Splendor of Ribbon published by Ofray (a ribbon manufacturer) written by Ellie Schneider. The book starts out with a bit of history about ribbons, and then goes into general techniques. While the techniques are illustrated – the illustrations and instructions don’t really help one another, and are somewhat confusing. I’m sure that some trial-and-error could be used to work out what the instructions are getting at – but there are other books out there that are far less confusing.
There are a number of projects in the book, ranging from tiny pillows to lampshades to decorative mini topiary trees. There is also a section on gift wrapping and a bridal section with a number of projects. Each of the projects refers back to the general techniques however, which makes the possibility of recreating the projects more difficult.
Generally speaking, I wouldn’t recommend this book (certainly not sight-unseen). Maybe check it out in-store first, or see if your local public library has it before making it an addition to your personal craft library.