You have seen the book - ''Tucks,
Textures & Pleats ', got the T-shirt and searched for the video! Well, unlike
'Jaws 2' and other films and books of that genre, this is not a continuation of
the first success; but it is a totally new compilation of ideas and projects and
can stand by itself. We will discover the novelty of dyeing, and we will investigate
more ways to nip and tuck material and there are several projects for you to construct
when you have a spare moment.
Nowadays, I travel internationally
to teach 'Nipping and Tucking' as my family refers to it, which is a euphemism
for plastic surgery in the States, and if you think for a moment - that is exactly
what I do - give fabric a face lift!
Having had no previous interest in sewing, Jennie got hooked
in the late 1980's. In her boundless enthusiasm she started teaching, to share
her habit with others. Her work is exhibited in various galleries and at shows
and exhibitions around the world; she has written many articles for both magazines
and books and currently writes for two internationally known journals. In 1994
she wrote 'Tucks, Textures & Pleats', now a classic text on fabric manipulation
techniques followed by 'Tucks and Textures Two', 'Tucked Up in Bed', 'Tinkering
with Textures' and recently her latest inspirational book ' Creative Tucks and
Textures for Quilts and Embroidery'. All five books are about Jennie's intriguing,
fascinating and innovative methods of fiddling with fabric and manipulating material.
Examples of Techniques