Sunday, January 20, 2013

Books on Sunday

Stitch, Cloth, Shimmer & Shine

Sarah Lawrence

If you cruise the aisles of a craft or quilt store, wondering how to use all the shiny foils, stencils, glues and threads, then this is the book for you.

The author works through a wide variety of products showing how they can be used, with excellent step by step photographs and a detailed supply list.   I learned how to use coloured foils on painted interfacing, using glue stick with stencils and foil flakes, painting fusible interfacing and embossing metals. Each technique also has tips for further ideas, a welcome addition with more excellent samples.

The author has also included hand and machine stitch, combining stitch with her techniques and then finally several projects that combine a number of techniques and produce vessels and panels.

There is also excellent information on beading and bead making, using findings such as hooks and eyes, embellishments, stamps and more.

I would recommend this book for anyone interested in taking their art further with glitz and glimmer, the instructions are clear and thorough and there are lots of photos for inspiration.


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