Showing posts with label Threads The basics and beyond. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Threads The basics and beyond. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Threads - The Basics and Beyond - Who won?

 by Debbie Bates and Liz Kettle



Last Friday's post was a review of Threads, The Basics and Beyond and there were 59 comments at my last check.  So I ran over to the ole Random Number Generator and here is the number that came up. I hope you are all very proud of me now....I was able to do a screen print, go to Paint, copy it there and crop it....I want a star on my computing forehead!!!  The last time I did this, I took a digital photo of the screen....see, you can teach an old dog a new trick :)



Be right back....I forgot to see who number 51 is....LOL...Progress  not Perfection, Right?  Right!!

I'm back....here is the comment for #51


sewmeow said... 51



Thanks, Kelly, for more fun info and a great giveaway. I love to try new things.

Sewmeow please e-mail me at IHaveANotion at yahoo dot com with your home address and I'll get this excellent book in the mail to you.
 
You all know there are more gifts to come so please don't pout if your name was not drawn (Santa is watching ya know).
 
Smiles,
Kelly
 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Two Reviews & A Giveaway

Why Two Reviews?  Why......

Because I have not finished my Spring Quilt Market Reviews and then I went to Fall Quilt Market in Houston.  What can I say?  I need more time and lots more energy!! 

So without further ado....let me introduce you to Liz Kettle and Ruth Chandler.  They are two of the authors of Fabric Embellishing, The Basics and Beyond.  (Minneapolis Releases)
Liz and Ruth are great fun and I love the vest Ruth wore to Spring Quilt Market.  Check out the back of her vest below.
 

How cool is she?  Not only a great looking vest but a fun advertisement and demonstration for Image Transferring.  I chased her down the hall yelling, "Hey Fabric Embellishing Girl"....no kidding.  Clearly I have no shame.  I could not remember her name ....that happens to me all the time.



Ruth and Liz presented at School House and we had a opportunity to see many of their techniques in their samples.  They have a big sample book of their techniques and the book is very inspiring.  Below you will see a collage of some of their pages.  I didn't think the collage showed enough detail so I also included some of the individual photos below those.







Unfortunately I was not able to take their classes but Ruth and Liz were kind enough to send me home with a kit to try myself.  Kind and generous ladies for sure!!!


Fabric Embellishing, The Basics & Beyond was co-authored by Ruth Chandler, Liz Kettle, Heather Thomas and Lauren Vlcek. This book (as well as the next one) are hardcover but made with the spiral bindings inside which really makes it easy to read along while you are working.  There lots of photos that help teach the techniques that are described....which include this long list of great techniques:

  • Textiva
  • Cocoons & Rods
  • Burning
  • Paper Collage
  • Weaving
  • Embroidery
  • Devore
  • Stamping
  • Angelina
  • Discharge Dyeing
  • Couching
  • Tyvek
  • Crazy Quilting
  • Metal
  • Image Transfer
  • Beading
  • Needle Felting
  • Rusting
  • Lutradur
  • Foiling

Isn't this just an incredible list?  I'm sooooo glad they did not call me and ask for help with writing this book.....it would still be in pencil form and no where near the printers.  These girls are clear in their instructions and really share tons of information....an excellent reference book and a great gift too!!

Fast forward now to Houston and Fall Quilt Market

Guess who has a new book out...already?

Liz Kettle has co-authored another book that was presented in Houston, Threads, The Basics & Beyond.
 
Liz and Ruth holding their books :)


In this photo Liz is sharing some the techniques in book Threads.  Below is a photograph of one of the projects that was shown.


Debbie and Liz cover so many ways to use thread in your creating.    I never looked at thread in so may ways before.  This book offers an in-depth coverage of  thread as paint, quilting, texture, ornament, structure and embellishment.  The photos are a great part of the book for me.  Without the excellent photos, I probably would not really have a full appreciation for all the techniques. 

If you want some in-depth information to further your creativity I highly recommend both of these books!

Would you love win a copy of  Threads  The Basics & Beyond?  Here is your chance.  Just leave a comment on this post telling me what interests you most about the book.  The winner will be announced on Wed. December 15th. 

Smiles,
Kelly
PS....I most likely will not be replying to all the comments as I have made a commitment to myself to get some sewing done too :)

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