Sew Wild liberates you Enjoy unlimited freedom to color, pattern, and customize your own fabric with fun, spectacular results Get wild with printing, painting, drawing, stenciling, and other surface design methods and unique materials such as plastic bags, photographs, and cardboard Dive into 12 simple sewing projects to make colorful, wearable, and hip designs, including a stunning wall quilt, adorable hats for kids or adults, a pretty wreath, cuff bracelets, and a modern ruffled apron.Artist Alisa Burke demonstrates many of the techniques and essentials of surface design and sewing on an included DVD In addition to the in depth video instruction, you ll get a bonus project exclusively on the DVD.Whether you re already a rule breaker or you re looking to improvise, Sew Wild shows you how to create fabric and designs that explode with color, pattern, and soul....
|Title||:||Sew Wild: Creating With Stitch and Mixed Media|
|Publisher||:||Interweave Pap DVD edition September 27, 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||144 pages|
|File Size||:||877 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Sew Wild: Creating With Stitch and Mixed Media Reviews
I've admired Alisa's art and worth ethic for several years and have had the pleasure of taking most of her online workshops...I know she worked really hard on this book, and all I can say is it was well worth the wait! This is a great book for beginners and for those with more experience. She keeps the supply list short and, as she does with her workshops, she tries to keep the list of supplies as inexpensive as possible. She is a great instructor, and makes every technique and project very doable with outstanding results. As a bonus, she has included a DVD where she demonstrates some of her techniques up close and personal such as free-motion stitching on her sewing machine.
I have been sewing for longer than I care to admit. I've made everything from home items to baby and kid clothes to tailored suits for myself. I have some experience. I bought this book for the FUN element that I thought it would offer, not necessarily because I need to learn a lot about sewing. I'm really glad I got it. I had the author's Canvas Remix, so I had a small idea what I might find with this book. The thing I like the most is the surface design ideas [have lots of experience there, too]. The directions are clear, but not so leading that they inhibit your own creativity. the ideas are basically a jumping off point to do your own work. The back part of the book has some projects, and I probably won't get into those very much, as I'm pretty "old" for most of them! [eek I can't believe I said that]. A really nice bonus is the DVD with actual video of many of the techniques.
I have been enjoying this book and disk ever since receiving it a couple of weeks ago. I find it both exciting and inspiring! Freeform work is exactly what I want to do to get out of the 'box' I have been in for far too long, and Sew Wild does the trick! It's already gotten me to take a blank piece of muslin and start drawing on it, even though I don't normally draw at all. It was daunting, but I kept going and after awhile, I felt looser, and not so judgemental. And the work itself, when viewed as a whole, looked just fine! I'm finding the painting as much fun and releasing. Free motion stitching is what's next for me and I'm anxious to get started and keep practicing until things smooth out.
Lots of good ideas and fun stuff to be had in this book. Bought a used copy without the CD, so I can't vouch for the quality of the CD but the book is very enjoyable. It's a good idea to check Alisa's website/blog as well.
I love this book lots of beautiful pic too look at and info....I want more books like this difference things
I got so inspired with this book. I love how Alisa's free fun style brings out the playful spirit we need to release in ourselves in order to have fun doing art and not take everything so seriously with all the "aged brownish vintage style" so prevalent until more recently.
Another book full of good information for various sewing projects.
The instructions and photos in this book are clear but I found the dvd that is included to be especially helpful. It was like having a friend show you how something is done. Watching it really got my creative juices flowing and set in motion plans for my own projects!