Patchwork and Quilting Books



Harker, Gail: Fairytale Quilts and Embroidery (14857)

Merehurst rep 1993
square format 4to, v min shelfwear to bds, prev owner's name & address sticker to fr pastedown, sl wr, wrinkling, small chips + 1 small tr o/w VG++/VG+ 935 gms
(Order reference 14857).

Have you ever wanted to create a textile work of art that is both beautiful and exciting, but perhaps not known quite where to begin? Designed for quilters and embroiderers, here is a book full of imagination, information, ideas and practical step-by-step guidance on an enduring and entrancing subject.

Taking the theme of fairy tales, old and new, with their enthralling blend of magic and commonsense, slapstick humour and high romance, princesses and woodcutters, knights and dragons, a group of textile artists have let their imaginations run riot and have translated these stories into fabrics and stitches.


Starting with the initial planning and drawing stage, which is the main stumbling block for most of us, Gail Harker demonstrates, in clearly described and illustrated stages, how anyone — even a complete beginner - can achieve a beautiful and rewarding result by using the same straightforward techniques as the professionals.

In successive chapters she shows how to enhance your work by using fabric dyes and colouring techniques, steps to successful quilting and applique, automatic and free machine embroidery, how to make a textile fairy tale book, and how to finish your work.

Filled with full colour pictures of works by today's leading textile artists, this book is a pleasure to look through. It is also an invaluable work of reference for anyone wanting to create their own quilt or embroidery.

 

£5.00