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The Artful Bird: Fanciful Feathered Friends to Make + Sew

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ISBN13:

9781596682382

ISBN10:
1596682388
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/18/2011
Publisher(s):
F & W Media Inc
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Summary

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!

Author Biography

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

Introduction
Tools and Materials
Basic Bird Techniques
Patternmaking
Fabric Selection
Stitching Methods
Turning and Stuffing
Wire Legs and Feet
Beaks and Eyes
Wings and Tails
Projects
Bird in a Nest
Mini Assemblage
Wren
Lark with Round Head
Crow
Quail
Chick
Swan
Woodpecker
Penguin
Large Owl
Owlet
Raptor
Wading Bird
Flamingo
Flying Gull
Hen with Eggs
Peacock
Gallery and Profiles of Contributing Artists
Tamar Mogendorff
Jennifer Muskopf
Abigail Brown
Ann Wood
Resources for Supplies
Glossary of Basic Embroidery Stitches
Index
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