Sew Wild eBook + Video Download: Creating With Stitch and Mixed Media

Liberate your sewing and mixed media with the convenient Sew Wild bundle that includes the eBook and bonus video!

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Liberate your sewing and mixed media with the convenient Sew Wild bundle that includes the eBook and bonus video!

Sew Wild
gives you the green light to make great surface design and mixed media art by breaking the rules and showing you there is no right or wrong way of creating. Enjoy the unlimited freedom and possibilities of color, pattern, and customizable fabric. Get wild with printing, painting, drawing, stenciling, and other surface design methods. Explore unique design materials such as plastic bags, photographs, and cardboard. Inside the Sew Wild eBook you'll find 12 simple sewing projects to make colorful, wearable, and hip designs, including a stunning wall quilt, adorable hats for kids or adults, a pretty wreath, cuff bracelets, and a modern ruffled apron.

Influenced by graffiti, collages, and nature, Alisa Burke shares more than 20 mixed-media and stitching techniques to transform fabric from boring to exploding with color and pattern. By freely exploring and combining many techniques with no restrictions, you'll develop the skills to make an infinite variety of handmade fabrics at a fraction of the cost of commercial prints. Alisa also demonstrates many of the sewing/mixed-media techniques and essentials of surface design and on the accompanying video, which also includes an exclusive bonus project.

Whether you're already a rule-breaker or you're looking to improvise, grab the Sew Wild bundle and learn how to create fabric and designs that explode with color, pattern, and soul.

Table of Contents


Materials and Tools

Color, Pattern, and Inspiration

Surface Design Techniques
Doodling and Drawing
Freewriting, Lettering, and Text
Graffiti-Style Letters
Building Layers of Color with Paint
Wet-on-Wet Painting
Woodblock Printing
Creating Pattern with Glue Resist
Discharging with Bleach and Adding Color with Paint or Dye
Monotype Printing
Easy Screenprinting with Embroidery Hoop or Picture Frame
Masking Fusing Plastic

Stitching Techniques
Free-Motion Stitching
Stitching Over Patterned and Painted Surfaces
Established Line, Contrast, and Color with Stitching
Freehand and Expressive Drawing with Stitching
Journaling and Writing with Machine Stitching
Sewing with Alternative Materials
Building Stitched Layers
Graffiti Quilting

Wonder Woman Cuff Bracelet and Flower Strap Bracelet
Obi-Style Wrap Belt
Smart and Wild Laptop and Phone Cases
Rosette Pillow
Graffiti Zipper Bag
Romantic Ruffle Apron
Improvisational Art Quilts
Fabulous Fusion Tote Bag
Graffiti Pillow Flower Garden Fabric Wreath
Cozy Jersey Scarf
Sweet and Messy Bucket Hat

Resources and Recommended Reading

Bonus Video
Putting It All Together: Techniques and Demo
Bonus Project: Fabric Flags
Bonus Demo: Fabric Flowers

About the Author
Alisa Burke is a painter and mixed-media artist who studied fine art at Portland State University. She draws inspiration from street art, graffiti, art history, fashion, and found objects. Alisa's artwork has been featured in Quilting Arts and other magazines as well as in galleries. In addition to making art, Alisa teaches a variety of workshops nationwide and has appeared as a guest artist on the PBS series Quilting Arts TV and the DIY network
"Sewing enthusiasts who are looking to bring new energy to their sewing and crafting will find Sew Wild a great resource for fabric techniques and designs that explode with color, pattern, and excitement." – Linda Lanese, Felting Editor
"Just when I think I've come across every way you can stitch or every surface you can stitch on, Alisa comes up with more.  There are so many learning opportunities in Sew Wild, it's like going on a mixed-media stitch retreat without the time and expense of travel!" – Pokey Bolton, editorial director, Quilting Arts
"She truly uses her sewing machine with artistic abandon.  She customizes plain fabric with paint, simple printmaking, and machine embroidery, then sews them together in a style that evokes collage and graffiti for a uniquely layered look." – Tricia Waddell, editor, Stitch Magazine
"I love the way she encourages novice and more experienced sewers to let loose and explore, rather than be intimidated by rules and patterns." – Cate Prato, editor,
"The perfect book to help you find ways to use those bits of fabric scraps that tend to pile up more and more with every sewing project." – The Detroit News
"I have been inspired to sew again! I owe it all to Alisa Burke and her fabulous new book, Sew Wild." – Linda Woods, author of Journal Revolution
"Sew Wild is a visual and creative treat.  Her style is artistic, but with an urban edge. Her projects are vibrant, raw, and utterly fabulous." – Anne Weaver, Sewing Editor
"I’m enthralled with her process.  Being a quilter, I typically hide my top-stitching by using a matching thread, but Alisa’s bold designs are truly embellished by her wide range of free-motion stitches.  Alisa’s artistic process means these projects are like nothing you’ve seen elsewhere." –
"I absolutely love this book!  When a book can get me to drop everything and try a technique or make something – that’s a keeper." – Bloom, Bake, Create blog
Sew Wild: Creating with Stitch and Mixed Media by Alisa Burke is a visual and creative treat.  Her style is artistic, but with an urban edge.  Her projects are vibrant, raw, and utterly fabulous.” – CraftGossip.Com Sewing Site
“I've gone wild!  Well, maybe unrestrained might be a better word to describe my stitching style for the past couple of days.” –
“She is really going out-of-the-box and coming up with the most delightful designs to inspire us.  Everything she shows us, on her DVD, is made with simple supplies that are inexpensive and everything is extremely achievable.” – Felting site

SKU: EP4491

Author/Speaker/Editor: Alisa Burke

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596689152