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Show off your favorite pup's personal style with these 8 projects, including outfits, in Wearable Arf by Rachele Fisher and Virgie Fisher. This book shows you how to measure and fit your dog and presents a variety of piecing, surface design and embellishment techniques for the beginner and the advanced stitcher.

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Wearable Arf
16 Fabulous Fashions for Your Darling Dog

Author: Rachele Fisher, Virgie Fisher
Pages: 55
Page size: 8.5" W X 11" H
Publisher: C & T
Cover: Soft Cover
Item Code: 4W30971
Weight: 0.75 lb
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Canine Couture with Pooch Personality

  • Use fanciful embellishments to transform 1 basic vest pattern into 16 over-the-top costumes for both males and females.
  • 8 projects include outfits for prince and princess, Hawaiian, Mexican and formal themes, cowpokes, grruffiti artist and astromutts.
  • Includes full-sized templates for the basic vest pattern in sizes from XS to XL.

Author Rachele Fisher & Virgie FisherAbout the Authors

Rachele Fisher is a former middle school and high school Latin teacher with degrees in Classics, Greek, and Latin. She has archaeology experience, with studies in Israel, Egypt and Jordan. Rachele had seen many heartbreaking sights of animal cruelty and neglect while living in various states and traveling abroad. The unbearably helpless feeling of seeing a little fellow suffer and having no control to help has led her to become a supporter of rescue and humane groups.

Leaving behind her teaching career, she began creating adorable doggie dollhouses for small dogs. In 2005, she developed Studio D-og, where she has combined her love of art and her love for dogs. The online boutique showcases one-of-a-kind and custom dog beds that are designed to look like doll houses, as well as fabulous Wearable Arf, wearable art for dogs, for a private Beverly Hills and Hollywood clientele. Her work has been featured in many luxury pet magazines and at celebrity events and has even been seen "behind the scenes" on film sets and at the 2006 New Year's Eve party at Chateau Marmont.

Virgie Fisher designed and made her first quilt in 1989, depicting the history of the Sacramento area. Her quilt Sacramento Sesquicentennial was displayed at the California State Capitol and was purchased by the History Department of the world famous Wells Fargo Bank. Wells Fargo then commissioned her to create six quilts for their new 30 story, world-class building in Sacramento. The six quilts, which are reproductions of historical people from Wells Fargo history, were executed in the dimensional fabric sculpture for which Virgie is well known.

Virgie presents a lecture and fashion show describing her techniques and design inspirations for quilt guilds, wearable art groups, textile art groups and women's organizations. Everyone enjoys her inspiring stories and studies about clothing. Her accomplishments are pages long, and her quilts and fashions are truly works of art that display her unique and imaginative machine art applications. Students and teachers alike are stirred with new enthusiasm after lectures and workshops with Virgie.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Go Fetch: Fabric, Tools and Supplies 6
Sit and Stay: Learning New Tricks 13
Resurfacing Fabric 13
Embellishing 14
Bones: The Basics 20
Measuring Your Dog 20
General Instructions 21
Fairy Tails 23
Grruffiti Dawg 29
Party Animals 33
Lil' Barkaroos 38
Sir Barksalot & Lady Wiggletail 42
Taco Beau & Taco Belle 44
Astromutt 49
Little Kahuna & Kahunette 51
Sources 54
About the Authors 55

Little Kahunette
Little Kaunette

Taco Beau & Taco Belle
Taco Beau & Taco Belle

Sir Barksalot
Sir Barksalot

Lil' Barkarette Lil' Barkaroos
Lil Barkarette and Lil Barkaroos

Fairy TailsFrruffoto Dawg
Fairy Tails and Grruffiti Dawg

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Little Red Party Dress and Party Animals



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