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Ideas to bring flat fabric to life.
on 5 April 2001
A wonderfully easy book to use to further explore the manipulation of fabric. It is easy to follow and entertaining to read. The diagrams are clear and the instructions include lots of practical advice and handy tips. The varied ideas can inspire a small wallhanging, large quilt or there are patterns for baskets, bags and even hats! It also includes variations on Log Cabin blocks and Cathedral Windows as well as interlocking textured shapes. I found plenty of inspiration for a sampler quilt so I could try out all the designs. What textures can be achieved with plain calico!! The section on fabric dying takes the fear out of trying this technique for the first time and provides great ideas to achieve different effects. She shows how this can then be applied to creating textured landscapes. The baskets were great fun to make and my toddler loves to fill hers with trinkets and carry it around. The ideas are endless and keep the creativity flowing...