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Synopsis:

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 Bird presents 16 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 bird—real or imagined.

Inside youll also find Glassenbergs 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!

About the Author

Abigail Patner 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. Her work also been featured in magazines, including Cloth, Paper, Scissors, and in sewing, craft, and soft-sculpture books. She lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596682382
Author:
Glassenberg, Abigail Patner
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Author:
Glassenberg, Abby
Subject:
Sewing
Subject:
Textile crafts
Subject:
Stuffed animals (Toys)
Subject:
Stuffed Animals
Subject:
Crafts-Toys
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Two-color art throughout, color photos t
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 8.5 in

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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 Bird presents 16 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 bird—real or imagined.

Inside youll also find Glassenbergs 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!

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