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Tucks Textures & Pleats
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Introduction , Equipment and Fabrics Rotary Cutting Tools, Sewing Machines, Seam Allowances Choosing and Washing Fabric, Thread Savers Tucks and Pleats Tucked Circles and Embellishing Tucks Zipper Foot and Pin Tucks Crossing Over the Tucks Ruched and Gathered Textures Ruched Frill, Ruched Fabric and Ric-Rac Frill Weaving with Fabric Quilt-as-you-go Adding Insertions, Working from the Centre Delving into the Bias Bias Tuck in a Square, Inserting a Single Bias Band Trumpets Triangle Cornet, Trumpet Voluntary Lifted Star From Knits to Knots Plaiting, Knotting, Frayed and Slashed Fabrics Origami Twist Extending the Bow-Tie Waistcoats and Jackets Finishing Techniques Adding a Border, Quilting and Machine Quilting Decorative Edging Techniques, Piping and Ruched Piping Gathered, Piped and Ruched Frills Backing Cushions and Zip Insertion Making a Simple Bag Glossary and Bibliography

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This skinnyish, reddish-haired, slightly wacky Brit is totally obsessed with 'Nipping and Tucking' - fabric manipulation and surface texture. Unique in her field, she's now internationally known for her quick, simple, innovative and original techniques with manipulated material and her hilarious lectures with real 'Strip, Show and Tell'. Jennie teaches a wide variety of classes for all levels and abilities of sewers from patchworkers, quilters and embroiderers to fashion, soft furnishing and home decor enthusiasts. Indeed, anyone interested in any form of needlework will be totally captivated by her deviously ingenious textural designs and can benefit from the wealth of creative ideas arising from her magic manipulations. Although, much of her work is created in simple calico known as muslin in the USA, her elegant ideas and natty notions may be adapted for any type of fabric and used to make quilts, wall-hangings, boxes, baskets, cushions, table linen and of course fashion garments and accessories. She works and teaches on a variety of sewing machines from Bernina, Husqvarna, Pfaff to Brother, Janome and Elna but her delectable creations can be made by hand. With seven books on fabric manipulation techniques, many articles and a variety of patterns, Jennie's material magic goes on and on.

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