New in paperback, this bestselling book from a popular author is a practical but inspirational book on fabric manipulation techniques.
These simple, quick techniques are great for quilters, giving a range of fascinating textural effects, many of them pioneered by the author, Jennie Rayment, who teaches extensively in the UK and the USA.
A book for all those interested in quilts, it also includes techniques that can be used by embroiderers.
The author's work is noted for the use of monochrome calico, although flashes of inspirational colour make this a must for all textilers.The book, illustrated in colour throughout and including clear line diagrams, is divided into the following sections: Tucks: using different sizes, twists, widths and fabrics with embellishment in the form of ribbons, threads and decorative stitchery; Experimental inserted seams to create tucks, tucked circles and tucks from bias-cut fabrics; Prairie points, used in different sizes and different geometric formats with ideas for design experiments; Exploration with folded shapes: squares, triangles, hexagons, rectangles, cathedral windows; Using the Fibonacci sequence as a design source; Texture in the round: construction of circular designs; Inserted shapes: squares, hexagons and triangles inserted into a seam then manipulated to create different designs for both quilt blocks and borders; and textured machine quilting: ways to create surface texture in between the folded areas and also to add pre-texturing to the material before folding, tucking or manipulating.
Projects: six different projects, ranging in difficulty, which use techniques are explained earlier in the book.