Adult Nonfiction TT750 .C256 2009
Summary: Always the renaissance woman of DIY culture, Kathy Cano-Murillo brings unique flare to Latin-inspired crafts of all kinds. But sewing, in particular, occupies a special place in the Crafty Chica's repertoire as it is a craft she grew up around and long admired even before she picked up a needle and thread. Kathy refers to herself as not a seamstress but a "thread artist." She's a self-professed freak for fibers, a hardcore material mama, and she's loca for lace, buttons, and any trim that sparkles more than a Christmas tree ornament. In THE CRAFTY CHICA'S GUIDE TO ARTFUL SEWING, she introduces readers to her kamikaze style of sewing while bringing her "you can do it, too!" attitude and lively aesthetic to 30 sewing patterns for everything from clothing (like embellished skirts and tie-dyed dresses) to bags (like thirsty towel beach bags and placemat totes) and even projects for the home (like throw pillows, decorative wall hangings, and curtains). Also included are detailed instructions for basic sewing machine operation and techniques like image transfers, fabric collage, applique, embroidery, and a variety of edgy embellishments. The Crafty Chica provides novice and experienced sewers alike with numerous shortcuts and head starts along with a dashes of artistic inspiration so they can become confident and skilled enough to branch off on their very own textile journeys.
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