Did you ever think of yourself as an artist? Believe it or not, all of us can be textile artists—one step at a time—with Tammie Bowser’s stitched art techniques. Tammie is an award-winning, international quilter, and my recent guest on Sewing With Nancy–How to Sew Art part one.
Often the first reaction to Tammie’s stitched art is, “That looks too difficult to make—I could never do that!” In the How to Sew Art TV show, book, and DVD, Tammie shares how starting with a great photo, choosing 9–12 fabrics, and then following her steps, you too can make fabric art projects that you’ll be proud to show.
In Sewing With Nancy–How to Sew Art part one, you’ll learn:
- Tips for choosing a great photo.
- How to make a pattern from the Stitch A Sketch Art Quilt Software or Quilted Photo Deluxe 2.0 Art Quilt Software, and how to download a free trial at Tammie’s web site, howtosewart.com.
- Print and tile the pattern pieces.
- Create a fusible foundation for an art quilt with parchment paper, Pellon Wonder-Web Fusible and 505 Spray and Fix Adhesive.
- How to choose 9–12 batik fabrics.
Nancy’s Notions has assembled a How to Sew Art Starter Set that includes the book, DVD, Color Value Isolation Tool, 505 Spray and Fix Adhesive, and Wonder-Web Fusible.
Watch How to Sew Art online.
At the end of this week’s program, my Nancy’s Corner guest Marie Bostwick generously offered a copy of her book as a giveaway. For a chance to win The Second Sister book, share other sewing or quilting related novels you’ve enjoyed. The random winner will be announced on February 5.
The random winner of a DVD copy of Double Wedding Ring Quilts is Jennifer Fried. Her comment was: Dear Nancy and Victoria, How adventuresome, really bold moves. I also was inspired by the crazy quilts. I have some that I grew up with from my Great Aunt Evy, made from cotton, and an old one, made from velvets, satins and such, which I bought at an auction when I was in high school. ( So many years ago. ) I am fond of the Christmas past quilt. I love these shows and blogs that you have Nancy. Thanks for sharing. Jennifer Fried
Bye for now,