Patch! - Exclusive Cath Kidston Designs For 30 Simple Patchwork-inspired Projects
Photographs: Over 75 photographs
The latest additon to Cath Kidston's best-selling range of carfttitle is Patch! This book presents Cath's new and innovative takeon traditional patchwork, which combines established techniqueswith a more contemporary approach. Mixing her own distinctiveprints with vintage fabrics, Cath has designed 30 original andirresistable projects including not just the pieced quilts that youmight expect but also nuerous accessories and home furnishings -bags, cushions, pillowcases, even a toddler's toy ball and a dogbed. Patchwork also known as pieced work, simply involves sewingtogether cut pieces of material to create a larger design, and Cathhas broadened the boundaries of conventional patchwork to createprojects from vintage embroidered traycloths, striped linen teatowels, and shirting, returning to its origins as a craft born outof thrift at a time when new fabrics were scarce. Many of theprojects in this book can be made out of the scraps and leftoversthat crafters accumulate, thereby putting all those odds and endsto perfect use. There is a wide range of techniques from simplemachine piecing to more complex crazy patchwork, which makes this awonderful book not only for beginners but also for advanced sewerswho want to tackle more challenging patch projects. To get youstarted, the book includes pieces of seven different printedfabrics and instructions to create either a calico bag or cushion.With the clearly written instructions accompanied by explanatorydiagrams, and each project shown in detail in colour photographs,Patch! Is the worthy successor to the best-selling Make! Sew! Andstitch!ISBN13: 9781844009886
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