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Global Expressions: Decorating With Fabrics from Around the World

Global Expressions: Decorating With Fabrics from Around the World [Kindle Edition]

Lisa Shepard

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"Step-by-step instructions are given for 14 projects to try out new found skills..." -- Vogue Patterns, April 2002.

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The fabrics we use to create clothing and home decor reflect our culture and heritage. This book takes readers around the world as it introduces them to fabric techniques through interviews with experts in the field. From sadza batik in Zimbabwe to Japanese sashiko quilting, the authentic method for creating each fabric is explained, along with simplified instructions for recreating the look.

Color photographs, patterns, designs and stencils assist readers in utilizing the fabric for unique home decor. Includes an extensive appendix, a detailed glossary and traceable patterns. This book features 12 fabric styles and 15 projects. It offers information on the authentic fabric, how it is created and its place in the culture of the country. Global Expressions presents easy-to-follow directions on how to recreate the fabric.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4472 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publications (15 Jan 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FN68DU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Global Expressions" Great Ideas for Decorating! 28 Nov 2001
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Ms. Shepard's "Global Expressions, Decorating With Fabrics From Around the World" is a terrific selection for anyone interested in bringing the beauty of fabrics from around the world into their home. Similar to Ms. Shepard's "African Accents", the decorating and crafts projects are described clearly with easy-to-follow instructions. The beautiful photographs are a pleasure to look through and provide creative inspiration to show how anyone could use the stylish, yet practical decorating ideas in this book to accent their own personal style.
This book is a definite must-have item for anyone with decorative fabric sitting on a shelf just waiting to be used. One of my favorite projects, the Japanese Print Accent Fan, was the perfect centerpiece for my table at Thanksgiving. My next project will be an Indonesian Batik Pillow. "Global Expressions" provides excellent guidance to anyone wishing to create a "Global Eclectic" décor for their home, while also being informative on the cultural and historical significance of the crafts and artistry of diverse cultures throughout the world. I continue to enjoy it, and highly recommend it!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Quite What I Expected 12 Aug 2010
By Dreamfisher - Published on
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Perhaps the subtitle of the book could have been "Collecting Fabrics From Around the World", or "Try Your Hand at Textile Design". I was looking for more history, pictures of the textiles,and examples of integrating indiginous cloth into decor, rather than craft and sewing how-to's. For my needs, it was a bit too eclectic.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 22 July 2014
By Loretta Byrd-Love - Published on
I bought it for my granddaughter. She loves it!
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