It’s true—just a simple item from your make-up bag can put the perfect touch on your quilt! Cécile Trentini’s featured quilt of 365 blocks (one for each day of the year) celebrates the extraordinary beauty of ordinary life with perfectly round and richly embellished cotton cosmetic pads. Take advantage of the pads’ small scale and soft surface to experiment with a variety of stitching styles, plus mixed-media and surface design techniques. Soak up unique inspiration with hundreds of gorgeous variations on a theme. Give new life to leftover ribbons and lace, buttons and beads, sequins and tulle, and more!
Author: Janet Catherine Berlo
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 2004-04-01
Genre: Literary Collections
In the middle of a successful academic career, art historian Janet Catherine Berlo found herself literally at a loss for words. A severe case of writer?s block forced her to abandon a book manuscript midstream; she found herself quilting instead. Scorning the logic, planning, and order of scholarship and writing, she immersed herself in freewheeling patterns and vivid colors. For eighteen months she spent all day, every day, quilting. This book penetrates to the very heart of women?s lives, focusing on their relationships to family and friends, to work, to daily tasks. It is a search for meaning at midlife, a search for an integration of career and creativity.
With some basic stitches and a few easy methods, you can sew up a fabulous rainbow of fabrics, threads, colors and textures. Sequential diagrams, instructions and photos walk you through hand/machine quilting and embroidery, fabric painting and more.
Author: Kevin Howley
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release Date: 2009-09-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
A text that reveals the value and significance of community media in an era of global communication With contributions from an international team of well-known experts, media activists, and promising young scholars, this comprehensive volume examines community-based media from theoretical, empirical, and practical perspectives. More than 30 original essays provide an incisive and timely analysis of the relationships between media and society, technology and culture, and communication and community. Key Features Provides vivid examples of community and alternative media initiatives from around the world Explores a wide range of media institutions, forms, and practices—community radio, participatory video, street newspapers, Independent Media Centers, and community informatics Offers cutting-edge analysis of community and alternative media with original essays from new, emerging, and established voices in the field Takes a multidimensional approach to community media studies by highlighting the social, economic, cultural, and political significance of alternative, independent, and community-oriented media organizations Enters the ongoing debates regarding the theory and practice of community media in a comprehensive and engaging fashion Intended Audience This core text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses such as Community Media, Alternative Media, Media & Social Change, Communication & Culture, and Participatory Communication in the departments of communication, media studies, sociology, and cultural studies.