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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

linda & laura kemshall: the painted quilt

schon seit längerem bin ich ein fan von den kemshall-quilts... immer wieder muss ich ihre webseite anklicken, weil mir ihre werke so gut gefallen - sowohl in der farbstellung als auch was ihre motive betrifft: mohnkapseln, raben, birnen...

nun hab ich mir ihr buch bestellt, in dem etliche ihrer werke nicht nur abgebildet sind, sondern wo sie auch den herstellungsprozess beschreiben. nicht dass ich da in ihre fußstapfen treten wollte, diesen aufwand werde ich sicher nicht betreiben... aber den ein oder anderen trick kann man vielleicht doch abschauen auch für kleinere stoffstückchen.

ich kann es kurz zusammenfassen: das buch ist eine augenweide!!

(dran bleiben: hab heute noch 3 weitere bücher von amazon bekommen, die ich nach und nach besprechen werde...)

for quite some time now i´m a fan of the kemshall-quilts... i frequently click their website to enjoy their beautiful work. i love the colors they use and the motifs like poppy seeds, raven, pears etc.

now i´ve bought their book in which you can´t only see some of their wonderful quilts, but where they also describe how they treat the fabrics... not that i will ever try to make a large quilt, but maybe i can use some of the tricks for a smaller piece of fabric...

to sum it up in short: the book is eyecandy & useful, too!

synopsis from amazon:

This book demystifies the process of colouring cloth using a variety of techniques including fabric paints, pastels, dyes, bleaches and transfers. It combines simple techniques to produce complex textile surfaces, and describes exactly how these effects are achieved with easy-to-understand step-by-step photographs and instructions.Many people have competent sewing skills but lack the confidence to create their own designs - this book will help them to explore their own creative potential to achieve effective and original designs.

(stay tuned: i´ve ordered three more books from amazon and will talk about them soon...)

1 comment:

  1. Johanna...thanks for this review. I was really interested in this book but didn't know how it was. Will have to go to the bookstore to get it :)


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