Patchwork Folk Art: Using Applique and Quilting Techniques

Patchwork Folk Art: Using Applique and Quilting Techniques


By (author) Janet Bolton

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  • Publisher: Spruce
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 203mm x 224mm x 20mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1846013224
  • ISBN 13: 9781846013225
  • Edition statement: Original
  • Illustrations note: Illustrated with colour throughout
  • Sales rank: 80,829

Product description

Using colorful fabric scraps as your canvas, and paints, needles and threads for brushes, author-artist Janet Bolton shows you how to compose beautiful works of patchwork folk art. Every fascinating step of picture making is covered, with plenty of watercolor illustrations and eye-catching examples of Janet extraordinary work to inspire you. Readers can put their new skills to practice with a workshop at the end of each chapter. From fabric selection and composition to exciting techniques for free-hand cutting and stitching, to choosing the perfect finishing touches and frame, she makes the entire process seem easy. Full-size templates are provided allowing the reader to reproduce the wonderfully charming floral still life and farmyard scenes. Those who prefer to use their imagination to create completely original pictures will find all the guidance, inspiration and helpful hints they need.

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Author information

Lancashire born Janet Bolton studied at the Harris School of Art, Preston and Liverpool School of Art during the 1960s. Now living in London, Janet has written two books for children, 'My Grandmother's Patchwork Quilt' and 'Noah's Ark', as well as being featured in titles including 'Stars', 'Hearts' and 'Classic Crafts' (Conran Octopus), 'The Passionate Quilter' (Ebury Press) and 'Janet Bolton's Textile Pictures' (Quiltmania). Since 1985 Janet's compositions have been featured in exhibitions worldwide including the Crafts Council, Contemporary Applied Arts, Robert Young Antiques and the Rona Gallery in London; the Works Gallery in Philadelphia, Gayle Wilson Gallery, The Hampton's, New York; Takeshimaya, Tokyo; and the Museum De Stadshof, Holland. Janet had also exhibited her work at Godfrey & Watt, Harrogate, UK, since 1986. Janet is also a lecturer and holds regular open workshops in the UK and is often invited to other countries. She has also been a visiting lecturer at The Royal College of Art and is a frequent short-course tutor at West Dean College, Chichester.

Table of contents

Introduction 1 - Inspirations Workshop One 2 - Fabrics Workshop Two 3 - Foundation - preparing your ground Workshop Three 4 - Cutting Shapes to Compose With Workshop Four 5 - Composition - arranging your Shapes Workshop Five 6 - Turning Under - drawing with your Needle Workshop Six 7 - Stitches to be Seen Workshop Seven 8 - Added Objects Workshop Eight 9 - Framing your picture 10 - Step-by-Step - four Flowers 11 - Gallery 12 - Templates