Several readers have asked me to review this book, so here goes.
I am not familiar with the author Susan Stein but I see that she has been quilting for many years, has a quilt store and takes classes. I bought the book because I liked the look of the artwork on the cover, and the fact that the book covered a wide range of techniques for art quilting.
Best things about it :-
: the techniques were well illustrated and amny showed four different ways of applying them.
: a very wide range is covered, some of which you don't find elsewhere such as making fabric beads, burned edge appliqué, distressed felt, rust dyeing, doing stuff with silk cocoons and the like.
: some very appealing discharge work and fabric collage
Worst things about it:-
:no real criticisms except that I am already familiar with many of the techniques
Overall appraisal : I'm still happy to have bought this book despite the above comment. It's easy to follow, has lots of ideas, and brings a host of things for art quilters together in one place. Many surface design books concentrate on putting your mark onto the fabric but not with what happens next. This book goes that little bit further.