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  • Publisher: C&T Publishing
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 25 January 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781617455445
  • Stock: 1 in stock
  • Size: 203x254 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: £22.99
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Making Faces in Fabric


Workshop with Melissa Averinos - Draw, Collage, Stitch & Show by Melissa Averinos

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Book Description

Melissa walks you through the process step-by step, from a comprehensive lesson on drawing the face, to translating your sketch into fabric, to stabilising the piece with stitching, to incorporating your stylised face into a finished project, whether it's a pillow, tote, shirt, or stretched canvas. Learn how to make a variety of eyes, noses, lips, hair, and face shapes, as well as how to create facial features in just the right proportions. You'll be amazed by how much the final portrait resembles your subject.

About the Author

About Melissa Averinos

Melissa Averinos is a fabric designer, painter, and award-winning quilter. She is also a regular contributor to quilt and craft magazines. She lives on Cape Cod with her husband, Stuart, and their two golden retrievers.



Subtitled 'Draw, Collage, Stitch & Show' this book is just that and you need to bear that in mind. It gives you the techniques and know-how to make faces on fabrics, so it does not matter if you like the style or the drawings, you will be using the techniques to develop your own creativity. The book is divided into  four parts named in the subtitle. Chapter One is about drawing and proportion - where does your nose fit into that face? Tips for drawing and positioning features. It is on a very basic level that is excellent for beginners. Chapter Two - selecting, cutting and positioning fabrics for a collage face. Chapter three is about stitching the collage in place.Chapter Four contains projects to try out your skills. A cushion, tote, wall art, embellishing a shirt. The book finished with a Gallery of work, both by the author and by students. It skims the surface using basic techniques that are detailed enough for anyone to have a go and produce reasonable results.

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