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Use a Serger?
A serger is a type of sewing machine designed
for overcasting: for example, to finish edges and seams. But today's models can
expertly perform many more functions quickly and easily. Creative Serging
will help you to move beyond the basics by showing you how to make the most of
all the great features, stitches and techniques you can accomplish using this
Fiber artist, author and tutor, Anne van der
Kley teaches at the International Husqvarna Viking convention and the Janome
Institute, and presents original projects at Bernina University, the American
Stitches Expo and the Original Sewing and Craft Expo. She is the author of The
Art of Creative Overlocking and Serging Australia - Overlocking
Anne has sewn since she was a teenager, throughout
her nursing career and for her children. Anne's nursing background gives her scope
for quirky names to describe what she calls "exploratory" and "developmental"
work. She has dubbed herself "The Thread Sergin." Surface
embellishment has become her forum. Her signature "Threadfabric"
technique and her creations have won her international accolades and prizes, including
honorable mention in 2005 and second in 2004 at the Sulky Challenge, and third
place from Amazing Designs, all in the Professional Wearable Art category. Anne
lives in Sydney, Australia.
Freelance instructor, Bernina educator
and author, Nancy Bednar has written The Encyclopedia of Sewing Machine
Techniques and Silk Ribbon Machine Embroidery and contributed to Sewing
Update, Serging Update, Sew News and the Bernina publication "Through
the Needle". She also develops projects for the Bernina Web sites.
how to sew at an early age from an after-school park district class, she has explored
all aspects of sewing creativity including garment, home decorating and bridal.
Known as the "Serger Queen" at Bernina, she also loves pushing the creative
edge on what those machines can do. Nancy loves to teach both consumers and Bernina
dealers across the nation, sharing the philosophy of "creativity made easy"
to foster and continue the love of sewing in current and future generations.
lives in La Grange Park, IL with her two children, two dogs and more yards of
fabric, threads, sewing books and patterns than she can count.
Table of Contents
|Parts of a Serger - Serger Models
Out and Upside Down||61|
Scarves - The Scarf Challenge ||71|
|Home Decorating Challenge||123
"Out of the Blue"
ABC Crib Quilt
Nancy's Art Quilt - "Ode to O'Keefe"