Take tie dye to the next level with this in-depth visual guide! Capture bursts of color in intricate waves and patterns with expert tips from the women behind PrettyLifeGirls. Move beyond the basic t-shirt, and tie-dye sweats, masks, home decor, and so much more. Start simple with standard binding patterns, and then skill build to more advanced techniques. Includes 20 projects with step-by-step instructions guaranteed to make you fall in love with the art of tie dye!
Explore your stitching versatility with this comprehensive guide by learning to use any thread and embroidery stitch you desire! Jennifer Clouston shares how to make the most of the thread you already own by introducing hundreds of stitch and fiber combination options to create your own unique flower garden. From textured stems and leaves to colorful bunches of flowers- your end result will look and feel like a true artistic and organic garden.
Take on your next quilting feat with a champion quilt! From expert quilter Sandra Mollon, recreate the “Seasons of Life” quilt, which is now a part of a permanent collection of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. Learn techniques for incorporating unusual fabrics, creating dimensional flowers, as well as shading with inks and embellishing blocks. In true “Baltimore” style, each of the 13 blocks features a different tribute to nature in highly stylized fashion: baskets, wreaths, flowers, leaves and vines, and small garden or forest animals. Appliqué each block for your very own stunning creation.
From the best-selling author of Joyful Stitching, Laura Wasilowski brings 6 new hand-embroidery projects with full-sized patterns and step-by-step pictorial directions. Bright and lively project designs include a whirling paintbrush, a dancing bird, teacups tipping, flowers blooming, a fuzzy sheep, and a happy acorn nut house. With the free-form embroidery approach, you can either follow the given directions or allow your imagination to run wild and improv your own additions—there is no right or wrong! Plus, no special tools are needed—just felt or felted wool, perle cotton #12 and #8 threads, embroidery needles, and sewing equipment. Start your stitch story!
Beginners rejoice—getting started with wool appliqué has never been easier! This project-based introductory guide will give you everything you need to know to explore and enjoy a fun, hands-on fiber art. Stitch six cute flora-and-fauna-themed projects onto sewing accessories, bags, wallhangings, pillows, and more. Each project includes an embroidery embellishment for extra inspiration. While this book is ideal for beginners, the adorable designs are still perfect and enjoyable for all sewists!
Claire Stewart is back with brand new adventures in her little hometown of Fish Creek in Door County, Wisconsin. As Claire continues to bloom as a quilt artist and painter, she finds herself disappointed with the prestigious quilt club she was privileged to join. She and her best friend Cher team up to confront the Town Board with one of Claire’s grand ideas, hoping to bring quilts to the forefront in Door County. Meanwhile, the man with the red scarf begins to play a stronger role in Claire's life as harassment continues from Austin, her former lover.