A year a go, I did a brilliant internet course on Craftsy.com where the tutor showed how to use and blend pencil colour on fabrics to get spectacular results followed by free motion machine embroidery. Wether using pencil or wax crayon pigment is the key to get in depth colour. As I got stunning results using coloured pencils, I heard brilliant reviews of this book from my craft friends in America, and had to see what the hype was about????
This is a beautifully illustrated book stuffed with lovely coloured pictures, and you are not bogged down with too much method and info. It looks very user friendly. If you are exploring a new technique, you want to know the key information to get you up and running, without reams taking the excitement out of it. The patterns are full size which is impressive.
The paperback book is 79 pages
Introduction Melt and blend basics Learn to colour Assembling and finishing your quilt
I was very impressed with the author as she has more patterns and details online to go with this book. I give the illustrations 3 stars, as they could be more imaginative, and seem basic in many of the projects. I think the choice of design will become dated in the near future. The main issue, is learning this tutor's amazing methods which are easy and user friendly. Do not worry it's not like encaustic art. You do need an iron, but that's to press fabric and iron a non stick heatproof sheet.
This book is great for those who love to explore new methods while creating!!! Enjoy being a big kid with those lush boxes of crayola crayons and colour!!! This is not suitable for children as you need to use a lot of heat on the sheet and the fabric, plus you are working with melted wax.Read more ›