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Thread stories : a visual guide to creating stunning stitched portrait quilts

Author: Jennifer Day
Publisher: Lafayette, California : C & T Publishing, Inc., [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tell captivating stories in fabric and thread! Acclaimed quilting artist Jennifer Day invites you to create realistic portrait quilts. Turn your photos of people and animals into one-of-a-kind story quilts as you learn to stitch the details with thread painting. This step-by-step visual guide takes you from photo selection to editing, printing on fabric, thread painting, and free-motion quilting. Quilters of all  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Day
ISBN: 9781617450532 1617450537
OCLC Number: 904942516
Description: 111 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction: quilts are stories --
Photographs that tell a story --
Tools and supplies --
Threads --
Photographs and cameras --
Using photo-editing software --
Printing on fabric --
Getting started --
The eyes have it --
Blending skin tones --
Hair --
Hands --
Clothing --
Pet portraits --
Free-motion quilting --
Correcting mistakes --
On the flip side --
Guest fiber artists --
Student work --
Jennifer Day portrait quilts.
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Turn your own photos of people and animals into one-of-a-kind story quilts, as you learn to masterfully stitch in the details. This step-by-step visual guide takes you from photo selection to  Read more...

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Day's photo-realistic quilts have been displayed at national and international quilt shows, museums, and the UN in Geneva. Her technique, which uses machine-sewn thread painting on top of a Read more...

 
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