Thread Stories

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-10-07
  • Publisher: C & T Pub
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Author Biography

Jennifer Day is an ASID interior designer, goldsmith, photographer, and art quilter. Using up to 300 different colors of thread in a single quilt, her technique has attracted interest from international galleries, museums, and publications. She lives in New Mexico. jdaydesign.com

Table of Contents

Introduction: Quilts Are Stories
Photographs That Tell a Story
Elements of a Great Photo • Editing the Photo
Tools and Supplies
Sewing Machine • Free-Motion Presser Foot • Printable Paper-Backed Fabric • Canvas • Batting • Scissors and Thread Snips • Ruler • Backing and Binding Fabric
Gόtermann Thread • Precencia Thread • Isacord Embroidery Thread • Silk Thread • Variegated Thread
Photographs and Cameras
Environmental Portraits • Cropping • Digital Cameras and Image Size • Copyright • Pixels, Megapixels, Resolution, PPI, and DPI
Using Photo-editing Software to Prepare Your Photos
Make Your Photo the Best It Can Be • Posterization • More Posterization Examples
Printing on Fabric
Types of Fabric • Sizes of Fabric • Poster Printing
Getting Started
Making a Quilt Sandwich • Blending is Key • Stitching Direction
The Eyes Have It
The Iris • The Whites • Stitching the Eyes • Highlights • Eyelashes
Blending Skin Tones
Auditioning Threads • Starting the Blending Process
Elisha (Diverse Skin Tones)
Judy (Older Skin)
• Texture • Lips • Eyes
Carson (Youth)
Dark Hair • Streaks of Light • White and Gray Hair • Blondes
Elderly Hands • Young Hands
Using Free-motion Quilting • Completely Covering in Thread • Appliquι • Combination
Pet Portraits
Taking the Perfect Pet Portrait • Eyes • Mouth • Fur • Whiskers • Birds
Free-motion Quilting
Choosing a Free-motion Design
Correcting Mistakes
Don't Bee Too Hard On Yourself • Using Appliquι • Cutting to Remove Bubbles • Covering Over White Dots
The Flip Side
Portrait Artists
Barbara McKie • Jayne Bently Gaskins • Laura Rocke… //fill in later
Student work
Additional Jennifer Day Quilts
About the Author

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