By Amy Butler
Celebrated dressmaker Amy Butler brings her clean, smooth kind to the undying craft of stitching. during this lavishly illustrated selection of styles, she offers greater than 25 fascinating tasks starting from comfortable flooring cushions to clever aprons to sophisticated purses. Lush pictures encourage, whereas how-to illustrations and easy textual content (minus the complicated stitching lingo) make it a cinch to accomplish fantastically entire initiatives. moreover, Amy bargains considerate pointers on discovering and treating new or classic materials, an easy-to-navigate recommendations part, and a word list and source consultant at again. no matter if it's stylish placemats and napkins for the kitchen, a sumptuous kimono-style gown for the tub, or convenient organizer baskets for the house workplace Amy Butler's In Stitches makes it effortless to create attractive add-ons for each room and each temper.
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I was hooked. After working for a while in this way, it was just a natural progression to create a collage for this book. I try to keep a sense of whimsy in my work. Sometimes it’s present in the colors, or the design, or the use of interesting ephemera. Sometimes it’s just a little joke that only I will get, but it makes me happy to know it’s in there. º Adjust the placement of the cameos to add or subtract generations. º Use paper punches to create different shaped cameos. Finding Inspiration º Make a descendent tree by starting with one couple at the top of the tree and working down.
9. Glaze a piece of watercolor paper in the same way as the book pages in step 6. 10. Punch larger ovals from the watercolor paper and then trim the ovals down with pinking decorative-edge scissors. 11. Use a smaller oval paper punch to cut out Fig. 7 photographs and mount them to the bigger, glazed ovals. 12. Put all three accordions together with the largest in the back and the smallest (tree-shaped) one in the front. Use three eyelets to attach the three pieces together along the front edge (Fig.