Time for a giveaway! This time it is Jen Osborn’s wonderful book, Mixed and Stitched: Fabric Inspiration and How-to’s for the Mixed Media Artist.
You have to love a book that starts with a whole chapter on forgetting the rules. It starts with tips for the beginner on setting up your space, fabric, stove-top dying, and using bleach to remove color (but not all the way) from fabric.
Information on stitching is covered in the next section–from sewing machine to sketching with stitches to embroidery and faux felting.
If you aren’t excited by now, consider the projects done by painting on fabric–an inspiration board, a sketchbook, bunting, trinket box, and jelly picnic blanket. There are a lot more projects, too.
It’s published by North Light (who is the publisher of two of my books, too), so
there are plenty of how-to photographs, tips, templates and an inspiration gallery.
Whether you love machine stitching or hand stitching, embroidery or just love fabric, this is a wonderful book to keep you busy and inspired.
Leave a comment if you want to win the book. I’ll choose a winner and announce it on Saturday, July 5th. Check in then to see if you’ve won!
Note: I purchased the book and an giving it away to make someone happy.
—-Quinn McDonald can’t sew, but loves playing with fabric.