Picture Your World in Applique: Creating Unique Images with Fabric

Picture Your World in Applique: Creating Unique Images with Fabric




Turn special memories, images, and portraits into stitched fabric art that will be cherished for generations. Renowned fabric artist Margaret Cusack shares her techniques for creating richly evocative machine-stitched applique artwork. Includes seven projects, complete with instructions, patterns, and more than 200 full-color illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823016419
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/2005
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.57(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.33(d)

Table of Contents

1Setting Up Your Work Space15
Sidebar: Safety in the Fabric Studio24
Gallery: Cityscapes26
2Designing Your Pattern29
Stitched Art Project: "Down on the Farm" Pattern
Sidebar: Copyright Ins and Outs34
Gallery: Landscapes36
3Creating Your Artwork39
Stitched Art Project: "Down on the Farm" Artwork
Sidebar: Framing Stitched Artwork50
Gallery: The Creative Process52
4Many Uses for the Same Artwork57
Stitched Art Project: "Floral Border" Artwork
Gallery: Fused Fabric and Dimensional64
5Making a Banner67
Stitched Art Project: "Welcome Home" Banner
Gallery: Hangings74
6Using Selective Padding77
Stitched Art Project: "Vase of Flowers" Artwork
Gallery: Still Lifes82
7Using Overall Padding85
Stitched Art Project: "Family Tree" Hanging
Gallery: Quilted Images92
8Working from a Photograph95
Stitched Art Project: "Nostalgic Portrait" Artwork
Gallery: People102
9Embellishing Your Fabric Artwork105
Stitched Art Project: "Holiday Tree" Artwork
Gallery: Holidays111
Suggested Reading127

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