Introducing beloved Japanese embroidery artist Yumiko Higuchi's newest collection of motifs, showcased on a variety of purses, wallets, and bags. Inside, you'll find an assortment of the simple, folk-inspired floral and animal designs stitched in Yumiko's signature style, as well nine lovely bag patterns inspired by the motifs. Stitch a single flower onto the diminutive Teardrop Pouch, perfect for storing spare change, or use the vibrant lemon pattern to embellish the Oval Pouch for a chic summertime accessory. Beautiful step-by-step photos clearly explain Yumiko Higuchi's favorite techniques for sewing bags, installing metal purse clasps, and making pompom and tassel embellishments. A helpful embroidery stitch guide outlines the eight basic stitches used to create the designs in this book. Full-size templates are included for all 20 embroidery motifs and nine bag patterns. Use these lovely embroidery motifs to make stunning, one-of-a-kind bags, or be inspired to design your own unique projects.
Liven up your quilts today with reverse applique over a colorful “secret” fabric layer. It’s a fresh, fun look you’ll love at first sight! 6 bright, cheery reverse appliqué projects to get you started. Designs include popular stars, cats, daisies, and more. Everything you need to know to create your own reverse applique quilts. Easy enough for beginners and creative enough for everyone!
Get the know-how you need to create beautiful quilts and decorative quilted items Quilting is a fun hobby -- but where do you begin? From selecting fabrics and designing a quilt to stitching by hand or machine, this friendly guide shows you how to put all the pieces together -- and create a wide variety of quilted keepsakes for your home. We'll have you in stitches in no time! Discover how to * Select the right fabrics and threads * Design your masterpiece * Use quilting software * Save time with rotary cutters and other cool tools * Quilt by hand or machine * Get creative with applique
Theres always a challenge in quilting, and this book guarantees that quilters can rise to that challenge. Quilting and Color Made Easy provides all the basic techniques needed for cutting, piecing, and appliqu; includes shortcuts for sets, borders, and bindings; gives a straightforward explanation of the color wheel and how to use it specifically for quilting; and provides detailed charts for quilters to analyze and organize their fabric stash. Filled with beautiful photographs and written by two well-known professional quilters, this book appeals not only to the beginner but also to intermediate quilters who want to expand their basic knowledge.
Foolproof Technique • 9 Projects • For Hand & Machine
Author: Jeanne Sullivan
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Award-winning applique quilting artist, Jeanne Sullivan, shows you how to create flawless appliqué in just minutes—by hand or machine. Get pinpoint accuracy more easily with this comprehensive visual guide (includes bonus CD of full-size template patterns). Anyone can learn her stress-free methods, even if you’ve never tried appliqué. Seasoned quilters and sewers will also love these new techniques for more complex designs and for faster, easier ways to make ruching, narrow lines, reverse appliqué, Broderie Perse, and more. Plus “what you see is what you get” with Jeanne’s process…work with your fabrics and templates right side up!
Quilters already know that appliqu� is one of the simplest yet most rewarding ways to decorate cloth. What they're about to learn is how to blend into their quilt projects just about anything from their collections of threads, yarns, cords, and wool, along with their beads, buttons, and trinkets of every shape and size. Among the 25 projects featured here: Four Seasons Wall Hanging, Ginko Leaf Table Runner, Fish Pillow, Quilt Block Tote Bag, Nine Patch Heart Panel, Bird Purse, Holiday Chair Cover, and Snuggly Fall Blanket. Patterns, instructions, illustrations of each step, and color photos of finished projects, cover both machine and hand sewing. Playful tips suggest ways to mix designs among all your projects.
From first step to last stitch, learn to quilt the Alex Anderson way! With more than one million books sold, the author who taught the world to quilt is back again! Internet and television personality Alex Anderson’s "big book" of quilting includes indispensible, straightforward advice—essential tools, binding basics, and easy-to-understand piecing and appliqué. Become a master of hand and machine quilting, and finish with professional touches that will turn you into a confident, lifelong quilter. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced quilter, this must-have compendium will find a permanent home next to your sewing machine!
Hands-On Art Experiences in the Styles of Great American Masters
Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl
Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
75 great American masters are introduced through open-ended quality art activities allowing kids to explore great art styles from colonial times to the present. Each child-tested art activity presents a biography, full color artwork, and techniques covering painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, architecture, and more. Special art options for very young children are included. Many great artists will be familiar names, like Cassatt, Warhol, and O'Keeffe. Other names will be new to some, like Asawa, Smithson, and Magee. Each featured artist has a style that is interesting to children, with a life history that will entertain and inspire them. Sample of some of the artists and companion activities: Andy Warhol - Package Design Bev Doolittle - Camouflage Draw Dale Chihuly - Pool Spheres Maya Lin - Memorial Plaque Jasper Johns - Encaustic Flag Joseph Raffael - Shiny Diptych Roy Lichtenstein - Comic Sounds Thomas Jefferson - Clay Keystone Edward Hopper - Wash Over Grant Wood - Gothic Paste-Up Wolf Kahn - Layered Pastel Jackson Pollock - Great Action Art Mary Cassatt - Back-Draw Monoprint Louis Comfort Tiffany - Bright Windows Hans Hofmann - Energetic Color Blocks Rube Goldberg - Contraption Georgia O'Keeffe - Paint with Distance 2009 Moonbeam Children's Bronze Award 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award