Mastering the Art of McTavishing 2nd Edition Expanded and Revised by Karen C. McTavish
Mastering the Art of McTavishing by Karen C. McTavish
The Official Guide to Adding this Stitch to Your Quilts, showcases the author's signature stitch on Apparel and Art, Appliqué, Wholecloth, and Pieced quilts and garments. Contributing quilters are longarmers, domestic machine quilters and hand quilters. The book includes a detailed 90 minute DVD* of Karen teaching the process, step-by-step, of McTavishing. McTavishing is the most popular new design concept in quilting. This innovative stitching technique is inspiring quilters from New York to Australia. The author’s namesake stitch makes a quilt look and feel as if it has motion and texture. The inspiration for this style of quilting comes from Art Nouveau artist, Alfonse Mucha. Author, Karen McTavish, adapted Mucha’s curvy, stylized art form into a free-hand background filler quilting design. The effect was electric on the quilting community and in judged competition. Quilters started to emulate her form and dubbed it “McTavishing.” Her newest book is a compilation of masterpiece quilts that highlight McTavishing in all its complex forms. Mastering the Art of McTavishing instructs the quilter on adding this technique to any quilt or garment, from traditional wholecloth to contemporary art quilts, for use by hand, domestic machine, or longarm quilters. Seven how-to chapters, twenty-two quilts, and four garments from thirty-two contributing quilt artists help illustrate the many ways to use McTavishing: add the stitch to an open quilt block, use it in a border, highlight complex appliqué, custom tailor your favorite garment, make a large over-all design or quilt it tightly packed to emphasize trapunto - every aspect of how to use McTavishing is compiled in the book and in the accompanying DVD*. The book is softcover, full color, 96 pages and includes a DVD*. Lessons from the author combined with interviews of accomplished hand and domestic machine quilters on the DVD* give the reader an unparalleled view of the quilting process. Quilters who have been asking Karen to teach her technique will be delighted with this new book and accompanying DVD*.