Sew Wild Paperback – 16 Aug 2011
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"Sewing enthusiasts who are looking to bring new energy to their sewing and crafting will find "Sew Wild" a great resource for fabric techniques and designs that explode with color, pattern, and excitement." - Linda Lanese, CraftGossip.com Felting Editor"Just when I think I've come across every way you can stitch or every surface you can stitch on, Alisa comes up with more...There are so many learning opportunities in "Sew Wild," it's like going on a mixed-media stitch retreat without the time and expense of travel!" - Pokey Bolton, editorial director, "Quilting Arts""She truly uses her sewing machine with artistic abandon. She customizes plain fabric with paint, simple printmaking, and machine embroidery, then sews them together in a style that evokes collage and graffiti for a uniquely layered look." - Tricia Waddell, editor, "Stitch Magazine""I love the way she encourages novice and more experienced sewers to let loose and explore, rather than be intimidated by rules and patterns." - Cate Prato, editor, ClothPaperScissors.com"The perfect book to help you find ways to use those bits of fabric scraps that tend to pile up more and more with every sewing project." - "The Detroit News""I have been inspired to sew again! I owe it all to Alisa Burke and her fabulous new book, "Sew Wild."" - Linda Woods, author of "Journal Revolution"""Sew Wild" is a visual and creative treat. Her style is artistic, but with an urban edge. Her projects are vibrant, raw, and utterly fabulous." - Anne Weaver, CraftGossip.com Sewing Editor"I'm enthralled with her process. Being a quilter, I typically hide my top-stitching by using a matching thread, but Alisa's bold designs are truly embellished by her wide range of free-motion stitches. Alisa's artistic process means these projects are like nothing you've seen elsewhere." - CraftBuds.com"I absolutely love this book! When a book can get me to drop everything and try a technique or make something - that's a keeper." - "Bloom, Bake, Create" blog""Sew Wild: Creating with Stitch and Mixed Media" by Alisa Burke is a visual and creative treat. Her style is artistic, but with an urban edge. Her projects are vibrant, raw, and utterly fabulous." - CraftGossip.Com Sewing Site"I've gone wild! Well, maybe unrestrained might be a better word to describe my stitching style for the past couple of days." - SewLoquacious.blogspot.com"She is really going out-of-the-box and coming up with the most delightful designs to inspire us. Everything she shows us, on her DVD, is made with simple supplies that are inexpensive and everything is extremely achievable." - CraftGossip.com Felting site
About the Author
Alisa Burke is a painter and mixed-media artist who studied fine art at Portland State University. She draws inspiration from street art, graffiti, art history, fashion, and found objects. Alisa's artwork has been featured in Quilting Arts and other magazines as well as in galleries. In addition to making art, Alisa teaches a variety of workshops nationwide and has appeared as a guest artist on the PBS series Quilting Arts TV and the DIY network
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She encourages the reader to have a go and have fun and certainly she creates that buzz. If you can use a sewing machine (you don't have to be a seamstress) and doodle some shapes you can use the book to create a range of prints you can use for your projects. This book will be a source of inspiration.
A good book for a fresh approach
It's just so simple and clear and encouraging. I love that you probably have the stuff already to get started because the author doesn't recommend special materials. Really can't wait till I have time to play.
When the book arrived, a quick flip through told me that it was not for me......the illustrations were colourful, but the work was shoddy, looked unfinished and not fit for purpose, in my opinion. Many projects looked as if they had just come through a severe battering at a jumble sale. There seemed no real skill displayed in the preparation of materials, nor the execution of the products. Far more exciting and accomplished work can be found in many, many other books. If you are looking for fun, you may find it in here, if you are looking for quality, search elsewhere.
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Alisa has some very good ideas what you can do with fabric in a artistist way i love this book and cdPublished 6 months ago by ms m j shears
Very good if you want to learn new techniques and have inspirational project to try. Love the mix media aspect but with fabric as a base and colours to have fun with.Published on 12 Jan. 2014 by Michela
This is a very interesting book, I am pleased this is in my collection. The service I received, was fast and efficient, can recommend seller.Published on 29 Sept. 2013 by Fabricannie55
I really enjoyed this book, lots of inspiration and well worth the money. Anyone wanting to try textile with multi medium would also find this book a helpPublished on 30 Jun. 2013 by flutterby
Wanted to keep this myself but I bought it for a birthday present and my friend was delighted. Says it all really.Published on 24 Nov. 2012 by June