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Take your creative spirit to new heights with the fun of fabric collage in wearable art and quilts. With The Art of Fabric Collage by Rosemary Eichorn you will enjoy learning dozens of new and exciting techniques.

The Art of Fabric Collage
An Easy Introduction to Creative Sewing

Author: Rosemary Eichorn
Pages: 170
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: The Taunton Press
Item Code: 4W30175
Weight: 1.70 lbs
MSRP: $21.95

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Take your creative spirit to new heights with the fun of fabric collage. It is easier than you think, and with Rosemary Eichorn's thorough instruction, you will enjoy learning dozens of new and exciting techniques.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
Cutting Out the Lining
84
Chapter 1  Collaging the Vest
85
DESIGNING THE COLLAGE
6
Making the Lining
88
But I Don't Know How to Sew!
8
Free-Motion Stitching on a Garment
88
Finding Inspiration
11
Using Your Pattern to Cut Out the Laundered Vest
89
Translating Inspiration into Designs
12
Camouflaging the Shoulder Seams
90
Creating a Sample Collage
12
Finishing the Edges
92
Design Principles: AssessYour Work
21
Chapter 6 
Chapter 2  COLLAGE FOR OUTERWEAR
94
DEVELOPING A FABRIC STASH
26
Choosing a Pattern
95
Assessing Your Stash
27
How Much Collage is Too Much Collage?
99
Finding Your Inner Landscape of Color
30
Planning Placement of the Collage
100
Choosing Fabrics for Variety and Emphasis
33
Selecting Fabrics for Collaged Outerwear
100
Preparing and Storing Fabrics
35
Constructing a Coat
102
Chapter 3  Constructing an Unlimited Sleeveless Tunic
110
FREE-MOTION SEWING
36
Camouflaging Seams
113
Machine-Quilting with an Attitude
37
Chapter 7 
This Old Machine Is Going to Do What?
38
LININGS ALIVE: ENHANCING THE OTHER SIDE OF ARTWEAR
114
Putting the Right Foot Forward
40
To Line or Not to Line
116
Getting Started on Free-Motion Stitching
42
Selecting a Lining Fabric
117
Using Novelty Threads
49
Flat Lining a Collaged Garment
117
Stitching Techniques to Embellish Your Collage
50
Embellishing Linings
117
Chapter 4  Chapter 8 
BASIC FINISHING TECHNIQUES
56
BRINGING CLOSURE TO THE TASK
140
It All Comes Out in the Wash
57
Which is the Right Buttons?
143
Shaping Up the Collage
58
Jazzy Closures
143
Finishing the Edges: A Non-Traditional Approach
59
Care of Special Buttons
148
Final Laundering
66
Snappy Closures
149
Creativity Begets Creativity
67
Manila-Envelope Closures
150
Chapter 5  Brass-Hasp Closures
150
COLLAGING A VEST
70
Chapter 9 
Designing a Vest Collage
71
LITTLE EXTRAS MEAN A LOT
152
Modifying a Vest Pattern for Collage
74
Adding Prairie Points
153
Identifying Your Size
75
Making Piled Cords
159
Fitting the Vest pattern
76
Adding Tassels
161
Making a Clean Copy of the Pattern
83
Applying Shisha Mirrors and Flat Disks by Machine
164
Making a Muslin Shell
83
RESOURCES
168
Cutting Out the Muslin Underlining
84
INDEX
169

 


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