30+ Projects to Sew from Linen, Cotton, Silk, Wool, and Hide [With Pattern(s)]
ISBN10: 1617691097 ISBN13: 9781617691096 Contributors: Gratwicke, Catherine (Photographer) Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc Published: Mar 18 2014 Pages: 192 Weight: 2.55lbs. Height: 10.25" Width: 8.75" Depth: 1.50" Language: English
Handmade cloth items always have a story, and many of us spend our lives hunting and gathering precious pieces and scraps to add that final touch of life to a special room or outfit. Cloth is an inspirational guide to the beauty, history, and utility of natural textiles. Woven throughout the five main sections--cotton, wool, silk, linen, and hide--are more than 30 breathtaking sewing projects that make the most of each textile's properties, including waxed-cotton purses, Liberty-print cushions, silk scarves, linen bedcovers, and leather journals. With a guide full of invaluable information on where to buy antique fabrics and organic and well-sourced cloth, plus a toolkit of essential instructions on hand-dyeing fabric, Cloth is both a resource and an opportunity to create practical, precious, and personal items for mindful living.