The beauty of this book is that it is technique oriented rather than project oriented, but it also features a fabulous Designer Gallery that shows gorgeous, finished examples of how each technique can be used.
You will discover that these 25 techniques can be mastered by simple means without a large investment in time and money. While some may be older, they are made refreshingly new again by using modern tools and stabilizers; most could be used on garments or for home decorating.
The book is set up in a way that allows you to create a fabric journal of embellishment techniques, or you could pick and choose the techniques that interest you and simply work on those. To get the most out of this amazing book, start at the beginning and play your way through one technique per session or week.
Each technique shows a finished Journal Page, steps to accomplish it, supplies needed, and a stunning Gallery Piece for further inspiration. Some of the Gallery Pieces have bonus instructions included on the CD in the back of the book.
The Embellishment Techniques are divided into 6 categories: Free-Motion Play; Specialty Stitches; Surface Design; Thread Lace; Applique Techniques; and Printing Labels.
A new twist on Illusionary Bars
Illusionary Layers using “hot” fabrics.
The way the techniques are presented makes them easy to learn and even more fun to share with others. You will be stimulated to try new ways of juxtaposing color or modifications in stitching combinations, design concepts, etc., as you develop your own, individualistic fiber art.
3-D Doll Appliques with bouncing
arms and legs. Not just for little girls!
As you journey through this marvelous book and seminar you will discover some great tips and tricks along the way that will make all the difference in the end results.