27 February 2008
The latest issue of Fibre&Stitch (issue 3) is newly out, offering a feast of techniques, projects and information. Scanning down the table of contents, some headings immediately caught my eye – Terri Stegmiller with a series on techniques and methods for writing on fabric, and special guest articles by Linda Stokes on shibori with transfer dyes, and Helen Suzanne Alexander on achieving depth and distance in fibre landscapes.
There’s also a fascinating article by guest author Virginia A. Spiegel in which she explains how she collects and records information in her studio journals, and shares the thought processes that led to a particular series of art quilts.
The talented artists who contribute to Fibre&Stitch have a seemingly inexhaustible supply of ideas for colourful and beautiful projects and this issue is no exception. I especially liked Terri Stegmiller’s cheerful ‘scrappy fabric coasters’ and Debra Jo Hardman’s ‘thread-play scarf’, to name but two – and there is much more here to stimulate creativity.
To see what’s on offer, you can download the table of contents in PDF format from the Fibre&Stitch web site, or to get a practical taste of Fibre&Stitch, look at the generous range of projects and techniques on the free projects page.
Fibre&Stitch is a quarterly electronic publication in PDF format. You can subscribe online ($29.95 USD for a year’s subscription), and a single issue is $8.95 USD.