Fabulous Facades: Create Breathtaking Quilts with Fused Fabric (Paperback)Gloria Loughman (author)
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Your childhood home, an old family caravan, the incredible skyscraper in your city - these are all the wonderful subjects that deserve to be recreated in fabric. Internationally acclaimed, award-winning quilter Gloria Loughman teaches you to capture your favourite place in fusible applique. Her simple technique is easy to master, yet yields stunning results. Draw from one of three included projects, your own photo or memory and downloadable bonus patterns to assemble your own scenes that are captivating, vivid and full of character.
Publisher: C & T Publishing
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 280 x 216 x 8 mm
Subtitled 'Create Breathtaking Results With Fused Fabric', this book shows you how to take photos of facades and make quilts. It includes Design, Color (retained American spelling), Fabric, Creating a Pattern, Construction, Putting It Together, Finishing and Projects as well as a gallery of work. The book deals with a theme - the theme of facades - architecture, doors, buildings, skyscrapers, shape. Gloria explains how the technique can be applied to other subjects. All patterns are available as a download.
Looking at Gloria's photos and finished quilts is very inspiring. Other artists work is included too. There are many examples of buildings from around the world. A detailed account is given of the method and techniques used. This is a fabulous addition to Gloria's already published books. It gives practical information that is easy to follow accompanied by fabulous photos. Very inspiring use of photos to art quilts.-- Karen Platt * www.karenplatt.co.uk *
Gloria Loughman began making large landscape quilts of the Australian bush after completing her studies in art and design in 1996. In Fabulous Facades, she explores how to create graphic quilts that resemble woodblocks and linocuts in a change of direction inspired by her daughter's study of architecture and her husband's photos of buildings. Each main shape is outlined with fine dark lines adding strength to the composition in a series of projects that include doorways, skyscrapers and even a cargo ship and camper van. As a trained secondary school teacher, Gloria is adept at making the process of design and construction easy to understand. She talks of design elements, colour balance, choice of fabrics and how to create texture and layers in a way that is straightforward and enthusiastic. The idea is to get you to a place in which you can dig out photos of favourite places and create your own unique design using her tried and tested methods. This informative book will inspire fans of travel and architecture.* Popular Patchwork *
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