Discover art quilting alongside fiber artist Carol Ann Waugh, and learn to create one-of-a-kind fabric portraits for yourself or a loved one. Whether you want to stitch a portrait that's imaginative or realistic, Carol Ann's stress-free techniques will help you achieve the skin tone and characteristics of faces, eyes, eyebrows, noses, mouths, ears and hair. Capture just the right facial expression using Carol Ann's tips, and give your portrait some signature style with a cute outfit. Plus, accessorize your art with embellishments from your stash: beads, buttons, trims and more! Bring everything together with a beautiful backing and binding, and your unforgettable fiber portrait is ready to display.
Carol Ann Waugh sums up her creative philosophy this way: "No rules, no mistakes." In this class, she introduces you to raw edge cutwork, an exhilarating and vibrant form of surface design. Using Carol's methods, you'll reveal amazing patterns, colors, shapes and dynamics. Carol starts with ideas about choosing the right fabrics, colors and values. You'll layer, stitch, then rip for stunning results. Add couching, surface stitching and embroidery, and use the fabric for quilts, decor, accessories and framed art. Have a blast as you stitch and slash!
In Stupendous Stitching, you’ll learn how to incorporate all kinds of stitches into your next fiber art project - whether you’re embellishing a quilt or adding pizzazz to a garment. Award-winning fiber artist Carol Ann Waugh will teach you how to change the look of each standard stitch by modifying its length or width, and you’ll create a personal stitch bible to serve as a handy permanent reference for future sewing and embroidery projects.