Sunday, May 22, 2011

New Quilting Books

Post Symposium Rose City Quilters in Palmerston North invited UK tutor Yvonne Brown to be their guest speaker at Tote & Gloat and teach 2 classes. Yvonne was a wonderful sharing tutor and speaker who entertained us all at Tote & Gloat, despite being drowned out a couple of times by extremely heavy rain. Yvonne taught her Creative Machine Trapunto on the Sunday after T&G and Celtic Cutwork on the Monday.
I have Yvonne's latest book for sale "Tex-tiles and other Treasures", Using Medieval tiles and stonework NZ$23 a very good price
Yvonne creates beautiful fabric art inspired by the arts and crafts of the medieval period. This is the first in a series describing just how she produces the fabric art and embroideries that have made her well-known around the world.
This book teaches you about transfer painting onto Kunin felt, stitching your design and cutting back using a soldering iron and how to create the stonework effect with Kunin felt, gesso and heat guns.
The next book is Lunchbags NZ$32.50
This book features 25 bags, totes and wraps which are quick and easy with basic sewing techniques. Full colour photos and easy to follow instructions on how to create your own fun totes and bags.
Quilting with Precuts and Shortcuts NZ$50.50
With simple sewing methods, bright fabrics & terrific tips, this intriguing collection ofers something for everyone - even beginners. Use tried and true techniques in creative ways for strip piecing, fusible applique and sewing with precut fabrics.
Whilst readin Mark Lipinski's Fabric Trends magazine (sorry it has sold out) the other day I discovered that the hottest colour trend for this year is white on white on white, for home decorating and patchwork. It certainly does make your work look frresh and clear. Here are 2 new fabrics, one white on cream on the left and the other white on white on the right, but it doesn't look like that on my computer. It is a white on white fern type pattern. Both are NZ$23.90 per metre

Come in and see me or contact me for orders.

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