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ISBN13: 9780811852579
ISBN10: 0811852571
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Internationally celebrated designer Lotta Jansdotter collects 24 of her most popular sewing patterns into one irresistible collection. Our innovative packaging makes for easy use reusable pattern sheets are neatly tucked into a folder inside this full-color, lay-flat spiral bound book.

Lotta has included patterns for handy tote bags, smart aprons, chic bed linens, and much more. Each project is paired with step-by-step instructions, charming photographs, inspiring design ideas, and helpful, hand-drawn how-to illustrations everything you need to make whimsical pieces for the home and beyond. Best of all, there's nothing complicated about the projects. Never has simplicity looked so sophisticated.

Synopsis:

Frog princes, VW buses, and big bad wolvesand#151;these are the sorts of subjects that Heather Ross depicts on the fabrics she designs, which the sewing and quilting communities feverishly collect (with many fabrics going for huge sums on eBay once they sell out at traditional retail outlets). In Heather Ross Prints, a book-and-DVD package, Ross shares reproducible artwork for more than 50 of her most popular prints. She provides step-by-step instructions for 20 craft projects using the prints on the DVDand#151;everything from sea turtle stationery to a shower curtain covered with swirling mermaids. Crafters can use the artwork on the DVD as they wish, printing on fabric, paper, or whatever surface they choose. Plus, Ross teaches her process for designing fabric using Photoshopand#151;a boon to anyone who has ever dreamed of following in her footsteps.

Praise for Heather Ross Prints:

and#147;Wow. I get so excited flipping through page after page of amazing craft projects.and#8221; and#151;Babble.com

and#147;Crafters who like Rossand#8217;s aesthetic will appreciate her generous approach to sharing her art, as well as the creative ideas for incorporating unique, custom-made designs into their homeand#8217;s dand#233;cor.and#8221; and#151;Library Journal

and#147;Rossand#8217;s and#145;Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Digital Designs in Photoshopand#8217; is terrific, and will have you feeling creative and confident in no time. Not only will you know how to use the digital art on the DVD, you'll learn how to create your own!and#8221; and#151;Scrapbooking and Beyond magazine

and#147;The resources and ideas in this book will make any fabric-holicand#8217;s head just explode. So refreshing for an artist to offer up her designs and allow you to PLAY!and#8221; and#151;Generation Q Magazine

and#147;Heather Ross brings you to a magical place. Her illustrations immediately transport you to a dream world filled with unicorns, flowers and gnomes.and#8221; and#151;Babble.com

and#147;Nothing is more fulfilling than making things by hand for your babyand#8217;s nursery. But what to make? The answer to that question lies inside Heather Ross Prints, the latest craft book by celebrated designer Heather Ross. Itand#8217;s filled with highly original projects that will bring the handmade stamp of approval to your home.and#8221; and#151;DisneyBaby.com

and#147;The most interesting section of the book reveals Heatherand#8217;s step-by-step process of creating designs in Photoshop. With screenshots of the entire process, it is quite informative to snoop over her shoulder and see a scanned pencil sketch turn into a wonderful illustration and pattern design. For me, this section is the reason to purchase the book.and#8221; and#151;Uppercase magazine

and#147;The last section of the book, titled and#147;Resources,and#8221; would more aptly be called and#147;Free Awesomeness.and#8221; . . . Craft books are so plentiful these days that it can be hard to stand out from the pack, but Heather Ross Prints is, quite simply, a game changer.and#8221; and#151;Apartment Therapy

and#147;Heather Ross Prints includes cheerful and enchanting projects for interior decoration, small gifts and garments that are an inexpensive, easy and exciting way to introduce yourself to crafts or delve into new projects if youand#8217;re a DIY veteran.and#8221; and#151;Eco Salon

and#147;Flipping through gave me ideas I want to tryand#133;.and#8221; and#151;DesignMom.com

and#147;Most crafters will admit to elbowing someone out of the way at the fabric store to score the last yard of Heather Ross fabric. Guilty? Then you know why sewers and printmakers alike are going crazy for Heatherand#8217;s new book, Heather Ross Prints

and#151;MarthaStewartLiving.com

and#147;What really makes the book worth buying is her willingness to walk you step by step through the process of designing and having your own fabric printed.and#8221;

and#151;Santa Cruz Sentinel

and#160;

Synopsis:

Internationally celebrated designer Lotta Jansdotter collects 24 of her most popular sewing patterns into one irresistible collection. Reusable pattern sheets are neatly tucked into a folder inside the full-color, lay-flat, spiral-bound book for ease of use. Chronicle Books

About the Author

Scandinavian-born Lotta Jansdotter is a self-taught designer. She works from her studio in Brooklyn, New York, where she sells her products and designs online and to hundreds of stores worldwide.

Meiko Arquillos is a photographer based in San Francisco who grew up in Tokyo.

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knitoutthejams, June 1, 2008 (view all comments by knitoutthejams)
With a wide array of patterns and applied sewing techniques, Jansdotter has given us 'new sewers' a fresh look onto this awesome craft. The book comes with a separate folder for the huge fantastic way helpful pattern pieces (which you actually don't really need anyway because the charts are so easy and basic, you can measure them out yourself). This book is easy to understand, clean, sleek, fresh, modern and not too sassy/snobby. She (the author) is incredibly sweet as well, which helps a lot as a motivator to actually do these projects because it makes YOU want to be adorable and have these charming sewn objects in your house. also, Super Scandinavian! Super!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811852579
Subtitle:
Patterns and How-To for 24 Fresh and Easy Projects
Author:
Jansdotter, Lotta
Photographer:
Arquillos, Meiko
Author:
Arquillos, Meiko
Author:
Gruen, John
Author:
Jansdotter
Author:
Ross, Heather
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Sewing
Subject:
House furnishings
Subject:
Machine sewing
Subject:
Crafts-General
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070308
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
42 color photographs and 144 illustratio
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
10.75 x 8.5 x 0.5 in
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Product details 144 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811852579 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Frog princes, VW buses, and big bad wolvesand#151;these are the sorts of subjects that Heather Ross depicts on the fabrics she designs, which the sewing and quilting communities feverishly collect (with many fabrics going for huge sums on eBay once they sell out at traditional retail outlets). In Heather Ross Prints, a book-and-DVD package, Ross shares reproducible artwork for more than 50 of her most popular prints. She provides step-by-step instructions for 20 craft projects using the prints on the DVDand#151;everything from sea turtle stationery to a shower curtain covered with swirling mermaids. Crafters can use the artwork on the DVD as they wish, printing on fabric, paper, or whatever surface they choose. Plus, Ross teaches her process for designing fabric using Photoshopand#151;a boon to anyone who has ever dreamed of following in her footsteps.

Praise for Heather Ross Prints:

and#147;Wow. I get so excited flipping through page after page of amazing craft projects.and#8221; and#151;Babble.com

and#147;Crafters who like Rossand#8217;s aesthetic will appreciate her generous approach to sharing her art, as well as the creative ideas for incorporating unique, custom-made designs into their homeand#8217;s dand#233;cor.and#8221; and#151;Library Journal

and#147;Rossand#8217;s and#145;Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Digital Designs in Photoshopand#8217; is terrific, and will have you feeling creative and confident in no time. Not only will you know how to use the digital art on the DVD, you'll learn how to create your own!and#8221; and#151;Scrapbooking and Beyond magazine

and#147;The resources and ideas in this book will make any fabric-holicand#8217;s head just explode. So refreshing for an artist to offer up her designs and allow you to PLAY!and#8221; and#151;Generation Q Magazine

and#147;Heather Ross brings you to a magical place. Her illustrations immediately transport you to a dream world filled with unicorns, flowers and gnomes.and#8221; and#151;Babble.com

and#147;Nothing is more fulfilling than making things by hand for your babyand#8217;s nursery. But what to make? The answer to that question lies inside Heather Ross Prints, the latest craft book by celebrated designer Heather Ross. Itand#8217;s filled with highly original projects that will bring the handmade stamp of approval to your home.and#8221; and#151;DisneyBaby.com

and#147;The most interesting section of the book reveals Heatherand#8217;s step-by-step process of creating designs in Photoshop. With screenshots of the entire process, it is quite informative to snoop over her shoulder and see a scanned pencil sketch turn into a wonderful illustration and pattern design. For me, this section is the reason to purchase the book.and#8221; and#151;Uppercase magazine

and#147;The last section of the book, titled and#147;Resources,and#8221; would more aptly be called and#147;Free Awesomeness.and#8221; . . . Craft books are so plentiful these days that it can be hard to stand out from the pack, but Heather Ross Prints is, quite simply, a game changer.and#8221; and#151;Apartment Therapy

and#147;Heather Ross Prints includes cheerful and enchanting projects for interior decoration, small gifts and garments that are an inexpensive, easy and exciting way to introduce yourself to crafts or delve into new projects if youand#8217;re a DIY veteran.and#8221; and#151;Eco Salon

and#147;Flipping through gave me ideas I want to tryand#133;.and#8221; and#151;DesignMom.com

and#147;Most crafters will admit to elbowing someone out of the way at the fabric store to score the last yard of Heather Ross fabric. Guilty? Then you know why sewers and printmakers alike are going crazy for Heatherand#8217;s new book, Heather Ross Prints

and#151;MarthaStewartLiving.com

and#147;What really makes the book worth buying is her willingness to walk you step by step through the process of designing and having your own fabric printed.and#8221;

and#151;Santa Cruz Sentinel

and#160;

"Synopsis" by , Internationally celebrated designer Lotta Jansdotter collects 24 of her most popular sewing patterns into one irresistible collection. Reusable pattern sheets are neatly tucked into a folder inside the full-color, lay-flat, spiral-bound book for ease of use. Chronicle Books

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