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Crazy Quilting and Embroidery

eBooks

These how-to eBooks are designed to meet the needs of real beginners! And they are handy carry-along references for all levels of expertise! Published by Wild Rose Publications, LLC, these learning guides, tutorials, and reference books come to you from the studio of crazy quilting and embroidery specialist and author, J. Marsha Michler. Learn to do embroidery by hand, silk ribbon embroidery, and crazy quilting with step by step instructions and full-color illustrations from an expert in the field. Click the links to see previews, to purchase the eBooks at Amazon, and to download free pdf’s featuring full-size patterns for selected designs. The eBooks are available at the eReader sites iBooks, Nook, Kobo, and Kindle.

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The Art of Crazy Quilting

This eBook is a volume of inspiration, NOT a how-to book. An introduction to the art of crazy quilting, learn about the steps involved in making a crazy quilt, and how creativity is a part of every aspect of the process. Illustrated in full color with gorgeous detail photos of the author's own quilts.
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Silk Ribbon Embroidery:
A Beginner’s Guide

The elegant art of silk ribbon embroidery is easy and quick to do, with stunning results within the reach of any stitcher. Learn hand embroidery stitches for ribbon work. Create sewn florals, make bias ribbons, and easily dye silk ribbons. Includes a simple tutorial for making a gorgeous motif.
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Silk Ribbon Embroidery:
Florals

The breathtaking beauty of silk ribbon embroidery lies in the seemingly effortless manner in which stitches take on the shapes of flowers and leaves. Learn 19 silk ribbon stitches. Embroider flowers, foliage, artful arrangements, weave a basket, and use concepts of art to create beautiful designs.
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A Beginner’s Guide to Embroidery

A few basic stitches and some simple tools and materials are all it takes to get started with surface embroidery. Covers tools, threads, fabrics, a transfer method, and ideas for designs. Learn 3 different methods of stitching a motif. Demonstrates 17 basic embroidery stitches with lefthand versions. More than 60 full color photos.
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Stitch Variations:
A Crazy Quilting Tutorial

Learn the art of transforming simple stitches into fabulous seam treatments. Includes 13 basic stitches with lefthand versions, and presents more than 100 stitch variations. Using many different variations of stitches can make a crazy quilt truly special, turning your project into an extraordinary work of art!
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Stitch Combinations:
A Crazy Quilting Tutorial

Learn ways to combine embroidery stitches to make beautiful seam treatments for crazy quilting. Presented are techniques that you can readily apply to create your very own unique seam rows. Includes 8 methods of combining stitches, how-to's for stitches, and presents over 120 stitch combinations in full color.
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Creative Patching:
A Crazy Quilting Tutorial

Learn the easy, intuitive, artful and time-honored Antique method of patching a crazy quilt. Learn to accurately piece a fan, add trims, and make unique patches to create a beautiful background for further work. Embellishment and embroidery methods are not included in this tutorial.
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Stitches for Crazy Quilting:
The Stitch Plates

Much of the beauty and charm of crazy quilts lies in the variations and combinations of embroidery stitches that are worked on them. Unlike the previous ebooks, this volume features 20 hand-drawn Stitch Plates with hundreds of stitch variations that appeared in the author's original printed book, The Magic of Crazy Quilting. Instructions are included for the 20 stitches.
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About the Author

J. Marsha Michler has authored 13 printed books on the topics of crazy quilting, jewelry, knitting, and needlearts, and 8 ebooks on crazy quilting, embroidery, and silk ribbon embroidery. She has written many articles for magazines and has won quilt awards for her crazy quilts. Primarily a studio artist, sporadic teaching has consisted of limited national venues, and online classes in embroidery, crazy quilting, and jewelry-making. Actively pursuing quilting, crazy quilting, embroidery, drawing, fiber spinning, knitting, photography, fiction writing, poetry, and website design, in her spare time she gardens, builds stone walls, and enjoys ballroom dancing and travel. She resides creatively in the beautiful foothills of Southern Maine with her husband and dog. Please join her on facebook to enjoy extensive photo galleries.

Copyright 2016, J. Marsha Michler
Contact: email@jmarshamichler.com
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