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Recycle found treasures into fun little art quilts to give, trade and show off with ideas from Embellishing with Anything from Gladys Love. The 17 small-scale projects give you a quick way to play with new fiber-art techniques and materials.

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Embellishing with Anything
Fiber Techniques for Quilts—ATCs, Postcards, Wallhangings & More

Author: Gladys Love
Pages: 95
Page size: 8.5" W X 11" H
Publisher: C & T
Cover: Soft Cover
Item Code: 4Q0393
Weight: 0.95 lb

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This book was written to provide instruction and ideas for creating ATCs, postcards, journal pages and wall art.

  • Have fun making artist trading cards, fabric postcards, wallhangings, journal pages, luggage tags and pin dolls.
  • 17 small-scale projects give you a quick and inexpensive way to play with new fiber-art techniques and materials.
  • Enhance your creations with found objects like wine labels, driftwood, feathers, costume jewelry even beer cans.!
  • Make beautiful beads from fabric scraps, stabilizer, wool felt, or recycled- plastic felt.
  • Includes informative sections on tools, techniques and supplies.


Author Gladys LoveAbout the Author

Gladys Love is an assistant to the administrators at a senior high school. Her work consists largely of data entry and computer-generated reports. Her art is an antithesis to the rigid and organized demands of her work, giving her an outlet for her creativity and her love of textiles. With this book, she has been allowed to share some of her favorite techniques and designs. Gladys lives among the ocean, mountain, and forest grandeur of Vancouver Island with her husband, his dog and a cat.


Table of Contents

Dedication 4
Acknowledgments 4
Introduction 5
Inspiration and Sketchbooks 6
Supplies 7
Techniques 10
Assembling the Sandwich 10
Finishing the Edges 10
Cutting and Piecing Curved Seams 13
Twin-Needle Top Stitching 13
Double-Fused Fabrics 14
Couching with Decorative Threads 14
Turned Pieced with Small Openings 15
Raw-Edge Applique 16
Beading 16
Ephemera from Everywhere 17
Dancing Wine Label 18
Scratch-No-More Clothing Labels 18
Feathers, Bones and Driftwood 19
Frog Wine Label 19
Sushi Wrap 20
Candy Wrappers 20
Beer Can Calendar Girls 21
Birch Bark, Leather and Fabric Beads 21
Thrift Store Jewelry 22
Chinese Coins 22
Dragonfly Skeleton 23
Fabric Beads 24
Scrap Fabric Beads 24
Stabilizer Beads 26
Felted Wool Beads 28
Heated Kunin Felt Beads 29
Beaded Print ATC 31
Beaded Goddess Postcards 36
Bonus Project: Pin Dolls 42
Painted Hibiscus Postcard 44
Fused Landscape Postcards 49
Bonus Project: Landscape Wallhanging 51
Ginkgo Leaves Wallhanging 52
Bonus Project: Ginkgo Leaf ATC Pocket Page 56
Red Dragonfly Wallhanging 57
Bonus Project: Ladybug ATC 66
Cherry Tree in Bloom Journal Cover 67
Bonus Project: Shadow Tree ATC 73
The Lady with the Blues Wallhanging 74
Bonus Project: Computer-Printed ATCs 78
Leaf Vine Luggage Tags 79
Bonus Project: Leaf Spring ATC 84
Blossoms a la Mucha Collage 85
Gallery: From Small to Wall 90
Resources 95
About the Author 96

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Instruction Page

Frog Wine Label
Frog Wine Label

Eather, Bones & Driftwood
Feathers, Bones & Driftwood

Birch Bark, Leather and Beads

Birch Bark, Leather & Fabric Beads

Felted Wool Beads
Felted Wool Beads

Fused Landscape Postcards

Fused Landscape Postcards

The Lad with the Blues WallhangingGinkgo Leaves Wallhanging

The Lady with the Blues Wallhanging and Ginkgo Leaves Wallhanging

Blossoms a la Mucha Collage
Blossom a la Mucha Collage

Leaf Vine Luggage Tags Red Dragonfly Wallhanging
Leaf Vine Luggage Tags and Red Dragonfly Wallhanging

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