Sew Wild

Sew Wild

Creating With Stitch and Mixed Media

Book - 2011
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"Sew Wild liberates you! Enjoy unlimited freedom to color, pattern, and customize your own fabric with fun, spectacular results. Get wild with printing, painting, drawing, stenciling, and other surface design methods and unique materials such as plastic bags, photographs, and cardboard. Dive into 12 simple sewing projects to make colorful, wearable, and hip designs, including a stunning wall quilt, adorable hats for kids or adults, a pretty wreath, cuff bracelets, and a modern ruffled apron. Artist Alisa Burke demonstrates many of the techniques and essentials of surface design and sewing on an included DVD. In addition to the in-depth video instruction, you'll get a bonus project exclusively on the DVD. Whether you're already a rule-breaker or you're looking to improvise, Sew Wild shows you how to create fabric and designs that explode with color, pattern, and soul"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Loveland, CO : Interweave, c2011.
ISBN: 9781596683501
1596683503
Branch Call Number: 646.2044 BURKE
Characteristics: 143 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm. + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.).

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zannak
Feb 09, 2012

The techniques taught are how to dye, ink, print or remove colour from fabric -- one at a time. This is not truly mixed media where more than a single medium would be used at a time. (Unless you consider the fabric and zipper of a zippered pouch to be mixed media.) If you are familiar with surface design techniques such as those covered in Quilting Arts magazine or Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine, you probably won't find much new here.

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pattyskypants
Dec 21, 2011

DEFINITELY an eye-opener! This book is really full of fun techniques for embellishing and creating one-of-a-kind items, many of which can be worn and used in daily life. The dvd that accompanies the book is really cool, also, although she could have benefitted from a script, I think. I love the way she relates to her tools. LOVE this one!

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