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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Musings: Art Outside the Box: Coming Attractions:The Thread Magic Garden

As a gardener I have a love/hate thing with January. It's a month of frozen tundra, puctuated with ice storms and an occasional  melted mud pit in back. I look longingly at dead stalks and seed pods and live for the seed catalogs that start to fill up my mail box.

But as a quilter, January is one of those best times. Dark nights and snowed in walks make it perfect quilting time. It's exactly the time to make the garden in the studio bloom.
So I'm delighted that C and T Publications has told me my new book Thread Magic Garden will be ready for release in January.

If you're familiar with Thread Magic, you know I don't write the traditional, "12 quilts for baby" quilt book. Those books fill a special place for quilters, but I'm constitutionally incapable of it. Besides, I don't know 12 babies who need quilts right now. Someone else needs to write that book.

What I do write are books that take things apart, show you new ways to put them back together and that focus on free motion, thread work, artistry and expression, so far out of the box that they don't fit in squares any more.I'm hoping you'll find that true of Thread Magic Garden too.

I've created a simple system for pattern-less flower applique that goes from deliciously simple to  intricately stitched and embellished. And a new way of codifying free motion zigzag stitch that's changed what I can do with applique.

None of this is done with fancy machinery. I actually don't do anything that's hard. Instead, it focuses on simple zigzag and straight stitch to create a world of magic. It's just time consuming and compulsive. 

There are 25 flowers for you to create, a full discussion of free motion stitching with different approaches for straight and zigzag stitches, 2 step by step teaching projects and over 50 new quilts.You're going to want to play.

It also means I have new classes and lectures to share with  shops, guilds and groups. Check my web site for the new classes covering this groundbreaking material.

They tell me my book is coming out in January. Email me and I'll notify you when it's ready for pre-order.

C and T Publications have my first book, Thread Magic: The Enchanted World of Ellen Anne Eddy, available in a downloadable and a print on demand format. You can order it from them now.



Thread Magic is one of my favourite books and I look forward to your new one.

Carol Ann Sinnreich said...

Congratulations, Ellen Anne, on the propect of your new book. It sounds like it will be as fabulous as your first one. Cheers, Carol Ann

Roberta Ranney said...

I'm glad to hear that you have another book on the way. The original "Thread Magic" has been a great source of inspiration to me. Congratulations!

Gloria said...

Wonderful news! Look forward to it's release. I just know I'll have to have a copy. Your work is fabulous and I certainly have a lot to learn.

KathyB said...

Congratulations on your new book! The cover is BEAUTIFUL!! By your descriptions, I'm sure this is jam-packed full of unique creations and awesome, unusual techniques. I also work 'outside the box'. I appreciate this kind of thinking. I must check out the book and see what you have 'growing' there. Drop by and see my fiber art. kbartdesigns.com

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Greetings from Tunisia! Happened upon your blog while surfing the net and trying to keep cool. I had lost track of your artwork and am delighted to see your new projects. Your comments about Jean Ray Laury ring so true. A marvelous artist. I still have one of her first books in my library. And your new book looks marvelous, very exciting!
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