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Join the flock! Create your own aviary of charming, beautifully detailed, one-of-a-kind fabric bird sculptures with basic machineand handsewing, embroidery, and mixed-media craft techniques.The Artful Birdpresents 19 incredibly charming, quirky, personality-filled birds for you to make! Through a detailed chapter of step-by-step basic birdmaking techniques and tips, you will not only learn to make these cute creatures, but also discover how to craft your own patterns for almost any birdreal or imagined. Inside you'll also find Glassenberg's creative ideas to give each bird individual character and personality, from using paint and glitter to adding collage elements. Plus, check out an international gallery of birds from other noted fabric bird makers for more inspiration!
Abby Glassenberg has been making award-winning soft toys and soft sculptures since 2005. She has made more than 100 birds of every variety, selling them in galleries, boutiques, craft shows, and online. She has participated in juried shows, including Ode to Cornell, judged by the chief curator of the Peabody Essex Museum, an authority on the work of Joseph Cornell. Glassenberg’s work also been featured in magazines including Cloth, Paper, Scissors, and in sewing, craft, and soft sculpture books.
Table of Contents
|Tools and Materials|
|Basic Bird Techniques|
|Turning and Stuffing|
|Wire Legs and Feet|
|Beaks and Eyes|
|Wings and Tails|
|Bird in a Nest|
|Lark with Round Head|
|Hen with Eggs|
|Gallery and Profiles of Contributing Artists|
|Resources for Supplies|
|Glossary of Basic Embroidery Stitches|
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