Start to Applique by Nancy Nicholson
  

Synopsis

Start to Applique by Nancy Nicholson

Aimed at 10-14 year olds, inspirational pictures and clear step-by-step photographs teach youngsters all about the wonderful world of textiles.Learn how to applique. It's fun and easy to do! Choose some funky fabrics and start making cushions, bags, brooches and even a beady bird.Applique is the art of attaching fabric decorations to fabric, and Nancy Nicholson shows how a few simple techniques can be used to create bright and beautiful projects including brooches, decorations for your skirt or jeans hem, a picture, bird decorations, cushions, a pocket for your mobile phone and a funky felt bag. Nancy's fabulous design skills and teaching experience make this book a wonderful way to start to applique. This book contains: easy to follow instructions; simple techniques; and, lots of creative ideas.

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Machine Knitting Monthly:Why not learn how to applique? It's fun and easy to do and you can choose some funky fabrics and start making cushions, bags, brooches and even a beady bird. Applique is the art of attaching fabric decorations to fabric and Nancy Nicholson shows how a few simple techniques can be used to create bright and beautiful projects including brooches, decorations for your skirt or jeans hem, a picture, bird decorations, cushions, a pocket for your mobile phone and a funky felt bag. Nancy's fabulous design skills and teaching experience make this book a wonderful way to start to applique. There are step-by-step photographs, easy to follow instructions, simple techniques and lots of creative ideas.Fabrications:Aimed at 10-14 year olds, this is a great book to inspire youngsters to create wonderful applique items. Step-by-step photographs and easy to follow instructions combined with simple techniques mean that you can get really creative with some funky fabrics and embellish with buttons, beads and sequins. Projects include brooches, cushions, mobile phone pouch, bags and lots more. This is a great way to get started with applique and learn a new skill. Sew Today: Two from a bright, cheerful, enticing series, other titles being Quilting, Embroidery, Knitting and Beading. The series is aimed at 10-14 year olds with inspirational pictures and clear step-by-step photographs teaching youngsters all about the wonderful world of textiles. Nancy shows how fun and easy applique is, providing background information on materials, sewing equipment, embellishments and hand and machine techniques. There are seven projects including brooches, skirt decorations, a picture, cushions and a funky felt bag. Ewa (Start to Felt) brings the ancient craft of feltmaking up to date with a great collection of fun and colourful projects such as book bags, jewellery and charms. These are preceded by all the facts and information needed to get a youngster truly hooked on this inventive and popular pastime. Patchwork & Quilting (Quilting for Juniors): With lots of photos you will quickly learn how to applique by hand or machine using this book. A full list of all the materials you might need is given and then you are taken step by step through using fusible web, machine stitching and hand applique. You will also learn several different stitches, as well as sewing on beads, buttons, sequins and other embellishments. Finally there are 7 projects to follow while you practise your new skills; these include a cushion, brooch and a picture.

About the Author

Nancy Nicholson grew up in a creative environment as her parents were both textile designers. She gained a BA in Graphic Design at Maidstone College of Art, and then went on to The Royal College of Art where she did an MA in Fine Art Textiles. Since leaving college Nancy has been working to exhibition with works in paper, print and embroidery, and experimenting widely in many aspects of textiles and design, both commercial and fine art based, including contributing to craft books and magazine articles. For the past ten years she has taught art and craft to children and adults. Nancy lives in Kent.

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Paperback
48 pages

Author

Nancy Nicholson
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Publication date

30th June 2008

ISBN

9781844482610


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