Friday, September 9, 2011


I am an enormous fan of Alisa Burke. I love her work, her enthusiasm, her style and her seemingly unlimited ability to create art out of anything.

 I did a class with her in Houston last year where we did Grafitti style painting and piecing.

Anyway - her second book has just been released. It is called Sew Wild and I have to admit I pre-ordered it as soon as I heard about it. I knew it would not disappoint and it didn't.
It is a reinforcement of the workshop I did with her in Houston and so has inspired me to finish my piece. It is broken down into simple techniques which are all achieved with stuff you already probably have at home. If you are anything like me you won't have to leave the studio to get started.
It is available through the publishers Interweave as well all the usual suppliers and I'm sure it will be a best seller.

The technique using Elmers glue as a resist intrigued me immediately so this is my simple piece. I have to wait for it to dry before washing off the glue and adding more but I already like the look of it.
I was also testing some fabric this morning for an upcoming workshop and I will certainly be further embellishing it with more drawing and textures.


Sally Westcott said...

I pre0ordered too Lisa! Can't wait for tomorrow so I can start to play!

cathie said...

I have just ordered this book too- thanks to your inspiration.
I eally enjoy how your creations involve so much more than thread and fabric!

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