Have you ever wanted to create a textile work of art that is both beautiful and exciting, but perhaps not known quite where to begin? Other photographs of historical interest are also included, accompanied by Susan Jenkins' richly inspiring text, drawing together the many threads which make up the fascinating story of the American quilt. A craft born of necessity and as a way to occupy long winter evenings now has to be fitted into the busy lives most women lead today. It is her distinctive use of 3-dimensional textures and color and unique interpretation of traditional sewing techniques that give her work and exquisite and fascinating edge. Some of the early American quilts, made by pioneer women in this manner, used plain red and white calicoes and even flour sacking. A brief introduction describes the beginnings of embroidery from the purely practical to the use of elaborate symbolism to convey status and to provide communication.
Originally patchwork and quilting were produced by using scraps of fabrics salvaged from garments too worn out to be of further use. Filled with full colour pictures of works by today's leading textile artists, this book is a pleasure to look through. Illustrated with 50 colour plates and over 145 additional photographs, drawings and diagrams. She graduated from Seoul National University and the University of California in San Francisco with degrees in chemistry and molecular endocrinology. A wealth of drawings and photographs illustrate the techniques and show what can be achieved by experimenting with textures, incorporating cherished fragments of precious material or odd scraps, with ingenuity and innovation. Yet the patterns produced are so intricate as to transform these humble materials into little works of art.
The first part of the book features full colour photographs of thirty-five of the quilts, each one a dramatic example of the folk art of its period, and each with a story to tell. Technical information, a bibliography, list of suppliers, also an index, add to the usefulness of this not only practical but also fascinating book which brings a fresh look at two traditional embroidery techniques. The projects are divided into three groups: easy designs that a beginner can tackle with no difficulty, intermediate patterns for those with some experience, and advanced projects for accomplished quilters who are not afraid of a challenge. Each of the 26 quilts is photographed in full colour on location and full, step by step instructions are given, illustrated with vibrant diagrams to help you make a stunning, successful quilt in a weekend. Alongside the rotary cutter and the sewing machine, indispensable aids for the quilter in a hurry, they introduce a wide range of other speedy techniques, such as bonded applique, quilt~as~you~go, strip~piecing, tying, big stitch quilting and hand dyeing.
Jazz up the jacket, zap up the vests, embellish the hangings with these uniquely novel and essentially simple natty notions. Originally patchwork and quilting were produced by using scraps of fabrics salvaged from garments too worn out to be of further use. Yet the patterns produced are so intricate as to transform these humble materials into little works of art. She then put her scientific talent to work for the Cancer Research Institute at the University of California before her passion and talent in fabric art drastically changed this successful biochemist's career. Quilts features the cream of her collection - most of which have never been published before, plus detailed easy-to-follow patterns for the reader to recreate 30 authentic quilt designs.
. In addition, a detailed Techniques section gives full instructions on basic quilt-making - from choice of fabric and making templates, to quilting and finishing off the quilt. The projects included in this book have been carefully graded. Features unique advice on making the most of this fresh approach to fabric, as well as tips on adapting the quilts to your existing stashes. After a brief look at the historical background, the author, who is a leading authority on the subject, describes the basic materials and skills that are required. Although this is not a book for beginners, and many of these ideas need a considerable degree of skill, Elsie Svennas's enthusiasm and encouragement will certainly inspire you to explore this technique further. The book uses a great variety of techniques some relying on hand sewing - such as English, Dresden plate and cathedral window patchwork and others which can be made by machine -log cabin, seminole and American block patchwork.
Plus a fabric discussion, reading list and practical tips for fast, accurate patchwork. She then shows to quilt by hand or machine. The book uses a great variety of techniques some relying on hand sewing - such as English, Dresden plate and cathedral window patchwork and others which can be made by machine -log cabin, seminole and American block patchwork. Publications Item Code: 4Q0905 Weight: 1. Elsie Svennas's beautiful and novel ideas for quilting - often combined with patchwork and applique - will be a revelation to those who always thought the limit of the technique was the traditional quilted bedspread.
Christine Donaldson has created a glorious range of over 20 original designs for babies up to the age of 18 months. This practical and inspirational book examines the centuries~old craft of quilting. Creating a wall hanging is like working out problems in a lab for me. In addition to information about we also provide articles about the good way of learning, experiential learning, and discuss about the sociology and psychology. Presently the winner of 11 Best of Show awards as well as many other accolades, she has distinguished herself as an innovative and talented fabric artist.
Explore each pattern through the eyes of the pioneer women who lovingly wrote of the flora as they sought new lives on the prairie. That keeps things exciting and builds my skill. Celebrate the first new patterns from The Kansas City Star in more than 40 years! Turn gorgeous Jelly Rolls into fabulous quilts, each of which can be made from just one roll. But the impact of patchwork relies largeJy on the careful juxtaposition of light and dark and on the choice of colours so that even the simplest objects can be made into very special gifts. Creative play for fiddly fingers.
Clear instructions and illustrations accompany four effervescent projects -- Eccentric Star, Tumbling blocks, 3-D fans, and Tree of Life. Of great value both to beginners and to those who would like to improve their skills, the book is fully illustrated in colour, with step~by~step photographs to show techniques. Some are very simple and can be made in a short time, even by a novice, while others - the christening robe for instance - require a good deal of time and patience and a higher level of skill. Taking the theme of fairy tales, old and new, with their enthralling blend of magic and commonsense, slapstick humour and high romance, princesses and woodcutters, knights and dragons, a group of textile artists have let their imaginations run riot and have translated these stories into fabrics and stitches. It's a wonderful blend of instruction and history. Her passion for contemporary art-to-wear, quilts, cloth dolls, bags, and one-of-a-kind home decor designs have won her international recognition. Some are very simple and can be made in a short time, even by a novice, while others - the christening robe for instance - require a good deal of time and patience and a higher level of skill.