Picture Your World in Applique: Creating Unique Images with Fabric

Picture Your World in Applique: Creating Unique Images with Fabric

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Overview

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

Foreword9
Introduction11
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
Patterns114
Resources127
Suggested Reading127
Index128

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