These fresh designs by artist Jennie Baer are all
about getting you into the world of fabric artfast! Follow
the simple directions to transfer a pattern onto fabric, then use
basic stitches and easy embellishments to finish textile beauty
that's very new, very you.
While we are at it, why don't we make your creative
experience even sweeter? We're including three different sizes for
each of these 12 designs, so you don't have to worry about enlarging
or reducing them for your project. Just "choose and use."
To see which size patterns were used for the photography models,
check the supply lists included with the projects. The key to creating
modern/primitive are is truly in your hands!
About the Designer
For Jennie Baer, designing is all about being open to new ideas.
"I've been an artist for as long as I can remember,"
says the Illinois resident, "however, I have only been designing
embroidery patterns for about two years now. That started when I
saw a friend embroidering a primitive pattern, and I thought 'I
can do that.' So I started making my own patterns."
Jennie's creative nature is a family trait. Her father writes science
fiction novels, while her mother design quilts, Jennie's creative
outlet is drawing, and most of her patterns are fashioned using
this traditional method. Yet she's also been known to start with
an oil painting in order to arrive at her final design."I have
found that anything can be a primitive embroidery pattern. That's
because anything can translate into a simple line drawing. I've
also learned that you must not be hard on yourself about your work
as an artist or as an embroiderer. You can't predict what will turn
out best, and sometimes the design that pleased you the least is
the one that everyone else loves."
"As my designs began to accumulate, I created Homeberries.com
as a place to share them with a larger audience. It's been fun to
see how the 'Prim' trend is exploding It's everywhere. Once my Website
was up and running, I realized it was time to contact Leisure Arts
to see if they would be interested in publishing some of my designs."
And the rest, as they say, is Primitive history.
Table of Contents
|Picture The Positive
|Be Thou Humble
|All Is Well
|Flower In Disguise
|Spring, Summer, Autumn and
|Sometimes You Just Have To
Picture The Positive
Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter Towels