Recycle Found Treasures into Fun Little Art Quilts to Give, Trade, and Show Off. 17 small-scale projects give you a quick and inexpensive way to play with new fiber art techniques and materials. Have fun making artist trading cards, fabric postcards, wallhangings, journal pages, luggage tags, or pin dolls. Enhance your creations with found objects like wine labels, driftwood, feathers, costume jewelry, even beer cans! Make beautiful beads from fabric scraps, stabilizer, wool felt, or recycled-plastic felt. Includes informative sections on tools, techniques and supplies. Is that a broken thrift store necklace, or the perfect centerpiece for your next artist trading card? Is it an old wine label, or a witty embellishment for a fabric postcard? Learn how to use supplies from your stash (and maybe your trash) to make charming little quilts. You'll find art all around you, once you learn to Embellish with Anything.
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About the Author
Gladys Love is an assistant to the administrators at a senior high school. Her work consists largely of data entry and computer-generated reports. Her art is an antithesis to the rigid and organized demands of her work, giving her an outlet for her creativity and her love of textiles. With this book, she has been allowed to share some of her favorite techniques and designs. Gladys lives among the ocean, mountain, and forest grandeur of Vancouver Island with her husband, his dog, and a cat.
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Embellishing with Anything: Fiber Art Techniques for Quilts-ATCs, Postcards, Wallhangings & More based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
As a book connoisseur, it takes a really great book to impress me. Embellishing with Anything by Gladys Love (from C&T Publishing) is amazing. From supplies and techniques at the beginning to the inspirational gallery at the end this book is packed with information, tips and inspiration. Whether you are making an art quilt or adding cute embellishments to a little girl's dress you will find step by step descriptions and hints to do a expert job. Have you ever tried to remember how to turn a corner properly while satin stitching around an applique or edge? Tips and photos make it easy. Twin needle stitching, curved piecing, drawing with thread and more are all demystified. The chapter on ephemera has unusual ideas from using real dragonfly wings and pinup girl images cut from beer cans to candy wrappers and sushi-wraps. The wealth of photos and ideas will have you reconsidering every object in your house. There are step-by-step instructions f0r making beads, ATC's, postcards, walll hangings and collages, which give you the opportunity to try out painting on fabric, computer printing on fabric, and the other techniques you have learned. This is a book you will return to for technical information and inspiration.
If you are a fiber artist who loves to embellish and be inspired, this is a great book for you. Use it for traditional quiltings, to art quiltings to ATCs, postcards, and much more. There are very good techniques for adding texture with threads as well as a variety of sewed, glued or otherwise adhered ephemera.
"Embellishing With Anything" by Gladys Love is a fun book. Love shows you how to make fabric beads, how and where to use commercial beads, how to paint your own fabric, make small landscapes and more on little quilts: artist trading cards, postcards and small wall hangings. She shows how to include aluminum cans, event tickets, feathers, candy wrappers, and ?? (What would you like to add to your small work of art?)These are fun little items to make, that do not require a lot of time or supplies. Her ideas open your mind to all kinds of creations that you can make. And, if don't have any ideas yet, "Embellishing with Anything" starts you out with some patterns for you.These ideas are great for trying out some of the techniques in miniature before making something larger. Get your feet wet and jump on in!