Small Art Quilts:Explorations in Paint and Stitchxplorations in Paint and Stitch
Author: Deborah O'Hare
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
An inspiring look into the world of creative textile-making, illustrated with beautiful textile pieces. This inspiring book guides the reader through Deborah's creative and inventive textile work: from painting fabrics and building textures to embellishing with hand and machine stitching. This book contains a wealth of inspiration for any textile artist, showing them how to create gorgeous, textured pieces of art.
Quilters have moved beyond the traditional boundaries of their art, embellishing their work with layers of beads, embroidery, and surface design. They—as well as other fiber artists and sewers—will warmly welcome this idea-packed resource with 24 projects that will open up a new realm of creative potential. The illustrated basics section covers a variety of ways to affix beads to textiles; a quilting primer is included, too, as a helpful refresher. But most of all, stitchers will enjoy experimenting with the featured techniques and making a retro-chic throw pillow, fabric greeting card with appliquéd flowers and seed beads, and miniature wall quilt of a stylized bird.
Your Ultimate Resource for Art Quilt Techniques and Inspiration
Author: Pokey Bolton
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Celebrate the first 10 years of the groundbreaking Quilting Arts magazine with a collection of the best articles, projects, and techniques. Pokey Bolton, founder of Quilting Arts magazine, has compiled the most popular articles that have inspired quilters and artists alike to move beyond the basics of art quilting and re-explore machine and hand stitching, fabric embellishment, surface design, and more. Inside you’ll find:quilt art techniques from fabric collage and appliqué to resist dyeing, stamping, and foilingmachine-stitching and thread-painting tips and tutorials from award-winning art quiltersideas and advice for the professional quilt artistan array of binding and stitching techniques to make your art quilt stand outmethods for making realistic representational art quilts, including portraits of pets and people. Whether you're making your first art quilt or are a seasoned quilt artist eager to enhance your designs, you’ll find endless instruction and inspiration in The Best of Quilting Arts.
Mix It Up with Dozens of Exciting New Ways to Create Mixed-Media Fabric Art. Everything you ever wanted to know about mixed-media fabric collage - the techniques, the supplies, the fun of creating! Learn more than 40 original techniques, each illustrated with step-by-step photos. Find out which products work best for each technique. Test-drive your new skills with 5 small quilt projects. Have you ever melted crayons onto muslin? Painted wool felt with bleach? Heat-embossed quilt batting using lace? Rebekah Meier has, and she shows you how to create fabulous fabric collages with these techniques and many, many more.
Ignite Your Inner Artist—Experiment with Surface Design Techniques
Author: Jane Davila
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Have More Fun with Your Art Quilting! Expand your artistic horizons and learn exciting new ways to play with surface design techniques and materials. Explore 22 different techniques and creative design effects. Stretch yourself artistically by connecting with other artists through online groups, art trades, and challenges. Get inspired by photo galleries of work created by other artists at play. Packed with creative new surface design techniques and ideas for collaborating with artists in person and online, Art Quilts at Play is the perfect companion to Jane Dávila and Elin Waterston's bestselling Art Quilt Workbook.
A colorful guide to incorporating quilts into home design features a wide variety of projects utilizing quilted scraps, hand-dyed and painted fabrics, velvets, silks, satins, and photo transfers. Original.
Name an illness, medical condition, or disease and you will find quiltmaking associated with it. From Alzheimer’s to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lou Gehrig's Disease to Crigler-Najjar Syndrome, and for nearly every form of cancer, millions of quilts have been made in support of personal well-being, health education, patient advocacy, memorialization of victims, and fundraising. In Quilts and Health, Marsha MacDowell, Clare Luz, and Beth Donaldson explore the long historical connection between textiles and health and its continued and ever growing importance in contemporary society. This lavishly illustrated book brings together hundreds of health-related quilts—with imagery from abstract patterns to depictions of fibromyalgia to an ovarian cancer diary—and the stories behind the art, as told by makers, recipients, healthcare professionals, and many others. This incredible book speaks to the healing power of quilts and quiltmaking and to the deep connections between art and health.
Ann Small's imaginative use of cutting and manipulating techniques, and her layering and colouring tricks, makes this your 'go-to' guide for bringing form and texture to your fabric work. This book is a rich resource and reference for textile artists seeking new ideas and who want to experiment with texture and pattern. Clear, close-up images and exciting hot tips help to make layering enjoyable and accessible. All aspects of texture and pattern are explored in this fantastic reference book that will bring new dimensions to your fabric work.