Sew Wild Creating With Stitch and Mixed Media + DVD

Liberate your sewing and mixed media!
SKU: 11SW01

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Liberate your sewing and mixed media!

Sew Wild gives you the green light to make great surface design and mixed media art by breaking the rules and showing you there is no right or wrong way of creating. Enjoy the unlimited freedom and possibilities of color, pattern, and customizable fabric. Get wild with printing, painting, drawing, stenciling, and other surface design methods. Explore unique design materials such as plastic bags, photographs, and cardboard. Inside Sew Wild you'll find 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.

Influenced by graffiti, collages, and nature, Alisa Burke shares more than 20 mixed-media and stitching techniques to transform fabric from boring to exploding with color and pattern. By freely exploring and combining many techniques with no restrictions, you'll develop the skills to make an infinite variety of handmade fabrics at a fraction of the cost of commercial prints. Alisa also demonstrates many of the sewing/mixed-media techniques and essentials of surface design and on the accompanying DVD, which also includes an exclusive bonus project.

Whether you're already a rule-breaker or you're looking to improvise, Sew Wild shows you how to create fabric and designs that explode with color, pattern, and soul.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU 11SW01
Product Type Book
Binding Paperback
ISBN 13 9781596683501
Author/Designer Alisa Burke
Customer Reviews (3)
Once I'd got my knickers unbunched, excellent!
I watched the DVD first, see, and Ms. Burke committed my pet peeve right off the bat: referring to her audience (me included) as "you guys". I hate when people do that. Once I'd for over that, however, I found myself referring back to the book again and again.

I love her use of recycled and home-made fabrics. As a burgeoning surface designer, I have a lot of bits of things that didn't quite work as planned, or sampled nicely but are too small for anything. Now I have ways to use them.

Her "messy stitching" encouraged me to try without fear the free motion settings on my machine.
Review by K. Amber (Posted on 7/31/2013)
Nice book but not mixed media
If you're keen to learn a variety of simple ways of doing surface design on fabric by applying paint, ink, dye, or decolourant, this is the book for you. On the other hand, if you're a regular reader of Quilting Arts you have already read about many of these techniques (and then some). The design component did not use multiple media. Sadly for me, it was the promise of mixed media with stitch that motivated me to buy this book. Review by NULL NULL (Posted on 1/31/2012)
One of my favorite new books!
Once I received this book, I could not put it down. In this book, the author shares more than 20 mixed-media and stitching techniques to transform fabric into playful pieces. She begins the book with chapters on materials and tools and color, pattern and inspiration. The following chapter on surface design includes 13 techniques. Some of these include doodling and drawing, graffiti-style letters, building layers of color with paints, wet-on-wet painting, easy screenprinting, and fusing plastic. Her stitching techniques chapter includes eight ways of stitching including free-motion, stitching over patterned and painted surfaces, establishing line, contrast, and color, freehand and expressive drawing, journaling and writing, sewing with alternative patterns, graffiti quilting, and building stitched layers. All of the techniques are clearly explained with detailed instructions and helpful color photos. With each technique, she also shows other examples in her Go Wild section. The projects chapter puts all of what she teaches in the earlier chapters into instructions for finished items. Wonder Woman Cuff Bracelet, Obi-Style Wrap Belt and Cozy Jersey Scarf are just three of the projects. The projects are clearly explained. She even has sketches on adding that dreaded zipper to her Graffiti Zipper Bag. After fighting with my zipper, it was nice to see her illustrations and instructions. In addition to all of this, there is a DVD where we can watch her show us a few of the techniques and a bonus project. I really loved that part and tried a couple of her techniques. When a book can get me to drop everything and try a technique or make something Review by Lynda Heines (Posted on 8/23/2011)
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