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Sew Wild


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* Artist Alisa Burke demonstrates many of the techniques and essentials of surface design and sewing on an included DVD
* In addition to the in-depth video instruction there is also a bonus project exclusively on the DVD
* Whether you're already a rule-breaker or you're looking to improvise, Sew Wild shows you how to create fabric and designs that explode with color, pattern, and soul

About the Author

Alisa Burke is a painter and mixed-media artist who studied fine art at Portland State University. She draws inspiration from street art, graffiti, art history, fashion, and found objects. Alisa's artwork has been featured in Quilting Arts and other magazines as well as in galleries. In addition to making art, Alisa teaches a variety of workshops nationwide and has appeared as a guest artist on the PBS series Quilting Arts TV and the DIY network


"Sewing enthusiasts who are looking to bring new energy to their sewing and crafting will find Sew Wild a great resource for fabric techniques and designs that explode with color, pattern, and excitement." - Linda Lanese, Felting Editor"Just when I think I've come across every way you can stitch or every surface you can stitch on, Alisa comes up with more...There are so many learning opportunities in Sew Wild, it's like going on a mixed-media stitch retreat without the time and expense of travel!" - Pokey Bolton, editorial director, Quilting Arts"She truly uses her sewing machine with artistic abandon. She customizes plain fabric with paint, simple printmaking, and machine embroidery, then sews them together in a style that evokes collage and graffiti for a uniquely layered look." - Tricia Waddell, editor, Stitch Magazine"I love the way she encourages novice and more experienced sewers to let loose and explore, rather than be intimidated by rules and patterns." - Cate Prato, editor,"The perfect book to help you find ways to use those bits of fabric scraps that tend to pile up more and more with every sewing project." - The Detroit News"I have been inspired to sew again! I owe it all to Alisa Burke and her fabulous new book, Sew Wild." - Linda Woods, author of Journal Revolution"Sew Wild is a visual and creative treat. Her style is artistic, but with an urban edge. Her projects are vibrant, raw, and utterly fabulous." - Anne Weaver, Sewing Editor"I'm enthralled with her process. Being a quilter, I typically hide my top-stitching by using a matching thread, but Alisa's bold designs are truly embellished by her wide range of free-motion stitches. Alisa's artistic process means these projects are like nothing you've seen elsewhere." -"I absolutely love this book! When a book can get me to drop everything and try a technique or make something - that's a keeper." - Bloom, Bake, Create blog"Sew Wild: Creating with Stitch and Mixed Media by Alisa Burke is a visual and creative treat. Her style is artistic, but with an urban edge. Her projects are vibrant, raw, and utterly fabulous." - CraftGossip.Com Sewing Site"I've gone wild! Well, maybe unrestrained might be a better word to describe my stitching style for the past couple of days." -"She is really going out-of-the-box and coming up with the most delightful designs to inspire us. Everything she shows us, on her DVD, is made with simple supplies that are inexpensive and everything is extremely achievable." - Felting site

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