Aww, I'm so happy to hear that you're starting to find what you need! Good luck experimenting with different techniques; there's a lot of trial-and-error, but you'll get there!
I've found it helpful (and money-saving!) to set aside a few pieces of ribbon for "practice" only. After each attempt, I take the bow apart, iron the ribbon, and start all over again! The ribbons can get pretty ratty-looking, but they serve the purpose.