This laden hardback starts from the very beginning, a very good place to start. And it brings you through all the techniques to allow you to start on simple projects, such as a book bag, and slowly build to linen, curtains and clothes. The matted pages are glorious in their photographs of the projects and stitches, and each project comes with a number of tips and tricks for applying the techniques properly. In no time at all you will be snuggling underneath a blanket with pom poms, and one day, once you have built up enough courage, you may even attempt to replace your curtains...
Sewing is no longer the preserve of housewives. More and more people are making or customising their own clothes, curtains or accessories but few have been taught the basic sewing skills.
This book contains everything you need to know. It covers both hand and machine techniques used in crafts, dressmaking and soft furnishings, illustrated with full-colour photography and with tips, masterclasses and projects.
Written by an accomplished textile designer and teacher, this is an enjoyable and easy-to-use book with a no-nonsense approach. Ruth will show you how to put in an invisible zip, make your own trimmings and how to alter clothes using pleats and gathering as well as decorative techniques such as appliques.
Projects will demonstrate these skills and include clothes, cushions, toys and bags. Author Biography
Ruth Singer is a textile designer-maker who creates handmade clothes and accessories using traditional sewing techniques and eco, recycled and natural fabrics. Ruth's designs incorporate pleating, applique, folding, layering and quilting to create unusual textures and sculptural effects. Ruth has exhibited her work at including the Craft's Council's 'Origin' show and at New York Design Week. Her work has also appeared in publications including the Guardian.
Format: Not Supplied By Publisher
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: November 2008
Dimensions (cm): 25.8 x 23.5 x 3.7
Weight (kg): 1.514