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Show 1413 - From Film to Fabric: Photos as Inspiration

Featuring: Leni Levenson Wiener

Posts On: June 23, 2014


As a former commercial photographer, Leni Levenson Wiener still carries her camera with her everywhere, and her photos—particularly of strangers caught in ordinary moments—are a favorite inspiration for her fabric art. Now this talented author, instructor, and "artist's coach" visits the TQS studio to show how she evaluates and breaks down a composition for ease of construction, discusses the importance of value and "zingers" when selecting fabrics. She also demonstrates how to create a more organic look with freehand cutting. Then enjoy our off-site visit with well-known fabric designer Jennifer Sampou, who took a seven-year hiatus to move with her family to Mexico, and has returned brimming with ideas for new designs, including her latest, Studio Stash.

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Links to the Artists:

Leni Wiener

Jennifer Sampou

From Chapter One:

Leni shares her story and amazing photo perfect quilts.
Click here to learn more about "Finding Your Voice."
Click here to order Leni´s book.

From Chapter Two:

Leni shows you how to evaluate and break down your composition for ease of construction.

From Chapter Three:

Leni demonstrates how to create a more organic look with intuitive freehand cutting.
Click here to order Leni´s books.
Bottom Line by Superior Threads

From Chapter Four:

We catch up with designer Jennifer Sampou on the road and learn how her creative mind works based on various life experiences.
Robert Kaufman Fabrics
P&B Textiles
C&T Publishing

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