Lisa deBoer firstname.lastname@example.org I began City and Guilds Design and Craft Patchwork and Quilting just over three years ago and was introduced to the concept of design. I enjoyed the artistic side of the course and began attending workshops and meeting inspirational people. As time passed I discovered I was drawn closely towards the embroidery element as I like texture and is often what I see when out in the environment. I have since joined the City and Guilds Embroidery Design and Craft course and am developing my knowledge of embroidery techniques which I feel will go hand in hand with my art quilting. My inspiration seems to come from nature and I am fortunate to live in an area where it is plentiful. I like to look at patterns, colours and how the elements can change them.
Pheasant Dreams For this piece I started with a Pheasant and discovered it originated from Asia which influenced colour choices. I like to dye my fabric, print and embellish. I find I do lots of visiting Exmoor and the Mendips and Pheasants are in abundance, they are always in the lanes and milling around, and if you cannot see them you can hear them. The colours on the male striking are very striking and beautiful. Using the method of shadow appliqué, I was able to place the small details in the pheasant and place them down individually, building up the picture until I felt the first pheasant looked like he was full of character and stomping through the fields/grasses. I wanted to capture the feeling of him marching along in a carefree fashion which I wanted to copy with the next two. The placing of the fabric and the colours chosen were what I felt gave him personality. The printed pheasants were simply an expression of many pheasants as they are rarely alone even if you only see one or two at a time.
Rapture lookbook. She is fearless & sophisticated. She dares to wear bold prints with bright hues of lemon, red & blue. She loves to be raptured by the beauty in everything she sees and wears her heart on her sleeve.
The stunning custom-made fireplace and over mantel create an elegant focal point in the living room and are flanked with a pair of matching white bookcases. Read more on page 80.
Inside the December issue, we have the latest from the world of interior design. John Demsey, the cosmetics kingpin, opens the doors to his debonair and exhuberant New York townhouse. Thomas Messel, a renowned furniture designer, has carefully adapted his quintessential English manor to accommodate his family and provide the perfect setting for his art and antiques. A derelict barn is turned into a beautiful £2m Swiss Chalet. A Virginia Design Project provides the perfect backdrop for vintage furnishings. A review of Tim Gosling’s brand new book, ‘Classic Contemporary, the DNA of furniture design’. Brent Cooper, from Simon Horn, gives advice on choosing a feature bed and Joanna Bibby, from Ochre, talks about the lure of leather. Also included is the brand new Ana Barreto catalogue, a company who has been creating exceptional furniture and interiors for over twenty years.
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Journey to an idealistic society, a city of incredible colors captured only in dreams, a place that is filled with vibrancy and ignites our deepest longings and hopes. Your imagination will be inspired as you travel through the enchanting trees and coves. The colors will pop off the fabric as it takes you to this magical land.
A colorful celebration of the 59 US National Parks, this collection of 177 original art quilts depicts the widely varying landscapes, flora,and fauna of the parks. Basic facts about each of these national treasures from Acadia in Maine, to Voyageurs in Minnesota, to Yosemite in California, to Haleakal in Hawaii are included, along with short writings from 64 park rangers and other personnel. The book reveals individual glimpses into the passionate commitment to preserve, protect, and enjoy these special places.