Sew Wild: Creating With Stitch and Mixed Media

Sew Wild: Creating With Stitch and Mixed Media

  • Interweave Press
  • 499991605767
  • IP-83501

Sew Wild liberates you! Enjoy unlimited freedom to color, pattern, and customize your own fabric with fun, spectacular results. Get wild with printing, painting, drawing, stenciling, and other surface design methods and unique materials such as plastic bags, photographs, and cardboard. Dive into 12 simple sewing projects to make colorful, wearable, and hip designs, including a stunning wall quilt, adorable hats for kids or adults, a pretty wreath, cuff bracelets, and a modern ruffled apron.Artis

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  • Amazon Customer "mixed media mom" says:
    22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    LOVE IT!, September 19, 2011
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    This review is from: Sew Wild: Creating With Stitch and Mixed Media (Paperback)
    I’ve admired Alisa’s art and worth ethic for several years and have had the pleasure of taking most of her online workshops…I know she worked really hard on this book, and all I can say is it was well worth the wait! This is a great book for beginners and for those with more experience. She keeps the supply list short and, as she does with her workshops, she tries to keep the list of supplies as inexpensive as possible. She is a great instructor, and makes every technique and project very doable with outstanding results. As a bonus, she has included a DVD where she demonstrates some of her techniques up close and personal such as free-motion stitching on her sewing machine.

    The book is beautiful and filled with lots of colorful pictures and examples…she also includes some patterns for some of the projects.

    The best part of the book for me is learning how to combine several of the art mediums and techniques that I love using to create my own surface design for fabric. Now I can really create 100% of my own designs!

    The book is divided into five sections:
    1. Materials and Tools (lots of pictures and detailed descriptions)
    2. Color, Pattern, and Inspiration (she takes you by the hand and shows you how she gets inspired and where she gets her ideas)
    3. Stitching Techniques (she demonstrates not just how to sew on the sewing machine, but how the stitching can add to the overall design and/or project)
    4. Projects (one dozen projects including bracelets, belts, laptop and phone cases, pillows, aprons, scarf, and hat)

    Alisa also includes a list of recommended reading and sources for some of the supplies.

    I had this book on my wishlist since it was listed here at Amazon. It was well worth the wait!

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  • Amazon Customer says:
    13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Just what I was hoping for!, October 11, 2011
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    I have been enjoying this book and disk ever since receiving it a couple of weeks ago. I find it both exciting and inspiring! Freeform work is exactly what I want to do to get out of the ‘box’ I have been in for far too long, and Sew Wild does the trick! It’s already gotten me to take a blank piece of muslin and start drawing on it, even though I don’t normally draw at all. It was daunting, but I kept going and after awhile, I felt looser, and not so judgemental. And the work itself, when viewed as a whole, looked just fine! I’m finding the painting as much fun and releasing. Free motion stitching is what’s next for me and I’m anxious to get started and keep practicing until things smooth out.
    Very happy to be inspired to sometimes walk away from patterns and directions and just let the lines and colors tell me where to go next.

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  • S. Fishburn says:
    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Rip, stitch, play, November 13, 2011
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    S. Fishburn (Fort Collins, Colorado, USA) –
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    This review is from: Sew Wild: Creating With Stitch and Mixed Media (Paperback)
    Pillows, aprons, belts, bags, hats! Rockin’ designer Alisa Burke’s projects are awash in bold and brilliant color, and incorporate economy, graffiti, improvisation, paint, printing, crazy quilt stitching, recycling, sketching. Explicit instructions and detailed patterns guide artists of all skill levels. Includes a fun techniques bonus dvd – definitely an entire week’s worth of workshop in these action-packed 140 pages. Sew Wild is my personal best, hot technique bookshelf addition of 2011.

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