Author(s): Deborah O'Hare
Using colour and an intriguing mix of surface techniques, layers, piecing and simple stitching, Deborah O'Hare's beautiful small art quilts capture the magic of her themes and subjects. In her unusual, whimsical interpretations of nature and the landscape, she builds up torn and cut layers of coloured cloth with stitch to create beautiful works of textile art. With her fresh, innovative approach, Deborah provides inspiration and step-by-step instruction on all the techniques she uses and shows the reader how to create moonlit scenes, seas, flowers, meadows, mountains, moors, animals and birds. From an original idea through to finishing and embellishing - this book will offer a rich source of ideas for experienced art quilters as well as those setting out on their creative journey who are inspired to start small.
Deborah O'Hare is a contemporary quilter and textile artist with a love of many techniques, who produces machine-embroidered and quilted pieces that incorporate her favourite medium: textile paint. Having studied Patchwork and Quilting and Machine Embroidery to City & Guilds level, Deborah now teaches workshops and produces hand-painted fabric, patterns and kits. Her work reflects the influence of the coastline and countryside of the Heritage Coast of South Wales, where she lives.
IntroductionÃ¢ 6 MaterialsÃ¢ 10 Ideas, inspiration and designÃ¢ 18 ColourÃ¢ 26 Fabric paintingÃ¢ 32 Art clothsÃ¢ 46 Creating your quiltÃ¢ 54 LandscapesÃ¢ 70 Whole cloth quiltsÃ¢ 78 Adding focal elementsÃ¢ 86 Themed quiltsÃ¢ 96 Decorative stitchingÃ¢ 106 Display and finishedÃ¢ 118 Autumn SunriseÃ¢ 124 Moon hareÃ¢ 130 TemplatesÃ¢ 137 IndexÃ¢ 144