Judith Baker Montano's Embroidery & Crazy Quilt Stitch Tool: 180+ Stitches & Combinations Tips for Needles, Thread, Ribbon, Fabric Illustrations for Left-Handed & Right-Handed Stitching (PagePerfect NOOK Book) by Judith Baker Montano
Compact guide to 180+ stitches and stitch combinations for hand embroidery, silk ribbon embroidery, and crazy quilting.
About the Author
Judith Baker Montano is an award-winning and world-renowned Canadian fiber artist, photographer, author, and teacher who is recognized as the consummate expert in crazy quilting, silk ribbon embroidery, and embellishments. She grew up on the historic Bar U Ranch in Alberta, Canada. Her love of fabrics and embellishments reflects her Indian, French, and German heritage. She attributes the rich, embellished ethnic influence in her work to living between an Indian reserve and a Hutterite colony where she observed beautiful handicrafts. Living in England, Germany, and Japan for eight years was another profound influence on her artwork and outlook. Judith attended California State University, Chico, and graduated with a degree in art and journalism. Upon graduation, she painted with the San Francisco Art Guild. Experimenting with materials and her sewing machine, Judith created the Montano Center Piece Method, a copyright-protected machine method of crazy quilting. Judith was presented with the Governor General’s Centennial Award of Canada in recognition for her artwork as a Canadian living abroad. She has designed for Butterick/Vogue, Bucilla Company, Mokuba Ribbons of Tokyo, Fox Hill Designs, Treenway Silks, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Kanagawa, and Mokuba ribbons. Her work has been featured at the Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado; Profiles Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; The Dairy Barn, Athens, Ohio; Mitskoshi Department Show, Tokyo, Japan; Profiles and Visions, Alberta, Canada; and the La Conner Quilt Museum, La Conner, Washington.
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Judith Baker Montano's Embroidery & Craz: 180+ Stitches & Combinations Tips for Needles, Thread, Ribbon, Fabric Illustrations for Left-Handed & Right- based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
This nook has instructions for a great many georgous stitches, but the instructions are unclear and fail to explain how to proceed from the first stitch to the next. I liked that the book is spiral bound and has a built in stand, leaving your hands free to work the stitch. But, the way this was put together is uncomprehendingly stupid. You can't see each page in order without having to constantly turn the book over to look at the next page. The pages should have been either ordered differently so that turning from one page to the next didn't require you to flip the entire book upside down (odd pages on one side, flip the book to see all the even pages. Or the spiral should have been on the side instead of the top. Obviously I made the mistake of ordering this sight unseen from the internet. Lesson learned.
Practically the Bible of crazy quilt work, this book has been in my hard cover library for decades. I am so pleased to have an electronic version of this fabulous reference. Which ever format is chosen, it is an essential member of any serious needlework library