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Patchwork Folk Art: Using Applique & Quilting Techniques
     

Patchwork Folk Art: Using Applique & Quilting Techniques

by Janet Bolton
 

Using colorful fabric scraps as your canvas, and paints, needles and threads for brushes, author-artist Janet Bolton shows you how to compose beautiful works of patchwork fold art. Every fascinating step of picture making is covered, with plenty of watercolor illustrations and eye-catching examples of Janet's extraordinary work to inspire you. Readers can put their

Overview

Using colorful fabric scraps as your canvas, and paints, needles and threads for brushes, author-artist Janet Bolton shows you how to compose beautiful works of patchwork fold art. Every fascinating step of picture making is covered, with plenty of watercolor illustrations and eye-catching examples of Janet's extraordinary work to inspire you. Readers can put their new skills to practice with a workshop at the end of each chapter. From fabric selection and composition, to exciting techniques for free-hand cutting and stitching, to choosing the perfect finishing touches and frame, she makes the entire process seem easy.

Full-size templates are provided allowing the reader to reproduce the wonderfully charming floral still life and farmyard schemes. Those who prefer to use their imagination to create completely original pictures will find all the guidance, inspiration and helpful hints they need.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846013225
Publisher:
Octopus Books
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.12(w) x 8.87(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 18 Years

Meet the Author

Janet Bolton lives in London and has written two books for children, My Grandmother's Patchwork Quilt and Noah's Ark. Since 1985 Janet's compositions have been featured in exhibitions world, - wide The Works Gallery in Philadelphia, Gayle Wilson Galleries, in the Hamptons, New York; Takashimaya, Tokyo and many others. Janet is also a lecturer and holds regular open workshops in the UK and is often invited to other countries

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