As you know.. Alisa Burke is a dear friend.. and she is one SUPER talented girl. She is a mixed media artist and teaches classes both in person and online. She also just published her latest book.. Sew Wild.. and seriously. I could not Put it down! I was asked to participate in her blog hop giving my thoughts on this book.. and so I got to see it before it hit the shelves a few weeks ago.. I WAS THRILLED! holy Smokes! this book simply rocks!
I have taken a class from Alisa in person and in that class I got to create my own fabric using stamping, screen printing and doodling techniques she taught us in class (which she also talks about in this book as well). I loved how the fabrics turned out.. but I am also HUGE on texture.. and one thing I love about Alisa, is how she can take a piece of fabric she's made.. that most people would consider "done" and make it even MORE fabulous with adding creative stitching to it!
Then on top of that.. she creates the most amazing projects out of them!
This book is FULL of awesome techniques on not only adding stitching.. but making custom fabrics to use on pillows, purses, wreaths.. you name it.. she is seriously one of the most creative people know!
After reading her book and going over it again and again.. I know what I now want to do with the fabric I made in her class . Can't wait to see how it comes all together! if you haven't got the book yet.. you MUST.. you can get it on Amazon.com and I am pretty sure Barnes and Nobles carries it too. Ours was all sold out! (of course they were.. lol). She also just launched her latest online workshop..
Free Motion.. which goes along PERFECTLy with her book.. and it starts THIS WEEK!!
Another great online class, I know I will be taking. Loved her Beneath the Surface class in August!
Anyhow.. just had to share with you the release of this awesome book! Also I LOVED Julie's Q&A with her.. learned so many fun things about this girl..
Hope you are having a creative week.. I am heading into my studio tomorrow.. been cleaning house and doing "not so fun" work this week.. so excited to do something a little more artsy :).