Great review of my book

screenshot of reviewI am really chuffed this morning – in fact bouncing around the house with glee as Mary Corbett over on Needle ‘n thread has reviewed my book The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results. I know that sounds a mouthful but Mary has written a detailed review discussing the key sections of the book and what she found useful. Anyone who is thinking about purchasing the book can see the quality of the book, Mary describes the approach I take to the subject and what aspects of crazy quilting it covers.

Anyone who reads Mary Corbett’s book reviews regularly you will know that at the end of each review she lists both pros and cons which is hallmark of her reviews. Both pros and cons are always fair and to the point. Needless to say I was interested to see what she had to say. I nearly fell off my chair when I read:

“A terrific book! And on so many levels!
All pros, no cons.”

Thank you Mary for such a good review !

If you want to read it make a cuppa and follow the link to Guide to Crazy Quilting book review

You will find my book  The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results here

A group for people who want to learn about Fabric books!

screenshot of a group for people who want to learn how to make Fabric booksNews! I have started a Facebook group for people who want to learn about Fabric books.

Fabric books are called all sorts of things fabric art journals, textile books, fabric collage books, quilted journals, cloth artist books, fiber books, what ever you want to call them. This facebook group is about books made from fabric, felt or mixed media journals that mainly incorporate textiles. Fiber or cloth has to be the dominant material used to make the book. This excludes art journals or paper journals as there are plenty of groups for those folks online.

People with all skill levels are encouraged. So don’t be put off if you have never made a fabric book you will soon learn by hanging around this crowd. The idea is learn together and share tips and advice, photos of progress and projects, and pool our knowledge so everyone can learn and develop their skills in this area of textile practice.

If you are interested follow the link and apply to join the Facebook Fabric Books group. At the time of writing there are already over 300 members and some very talented people in the group I have a hunch this will be an interesting and dynamic textile group that stir the creative juices constantly. So spread the news and join if you think it might be your thing.

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Take a Stitch Tuesday Stitch 97

Feather and Chain stitch tutorial step 6 Stitch 97 in the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge is Feather and Chain stitch. As can be seen this stitch is a variation on both feather stitch and chain stitch combining to make a wonderful hybrid. This is a fun and interesting stitch as many of the variations of both chain stitch and feather stitch can be adapted to this stitch. It is one of those stitches that you can riff on with variations on variations to create interesting visual patterns. As Usual you can find a tutorial for Feather and Chain stitch in my Stitch Dictionary and on the same page there are links to both Chain stitch and feather stitch if you need a refresher.

 

Join in on the challenge and share what you do with Stitch 97

If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn the stitches. If you are an experienced embroiderer push these stitches in creative manner and share with beginners what can be done with a little imagination. You will find all the information you need to join, in the challenge guidelines on the TAST FAQ page.

Where to share: Stitch a sample, photograph it, and share it. Join the  TAST facebook group and leave your photo there. Hashtags are #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc. Go for it – share and see what others have done too.
If you have a site put it online on your blog, flickr site, or where ever you hang out online, and leave a comment on the Feather and Chain stitch page with your full web address. Don’t forget the http bit of the web address so that your address becomes a live link so that people can visit your site and see what you have done.

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