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Show 1903 - Make Your Own Kind of Fabric

Featuring: Jane LaFazio

Posts On: July 31, 2016


Ricky starts off the show by teaching you how to add extra dimension to your quilts with decorative stitches using an embroidery circle attachment. He also demonstrates free-motion couched yarn stitching, which does the quilting at the same time! Guest Jane LaFazio came to quilting with a graphic design degree and a passion for sketching and watercolor. She started stitching through paper and gradually made the transition to fabric. Jane shows you how to create your own cloth by adding surface designs to fabric using a stencil and acrylic ink. She then uses the same stencil as a template for stitching to add more texture and interest. Using Prefelt as a base (a partially-formed base material that is used for layering fabrics and designs), Jane adds bits of wool roving, sheer fabric, and ribbon creating a “sandwich” of elements that are felted together. Further embellishments include beads, sequins and whatever else comes to mind.

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Jane LaFazio

From Chapter One:

Ricky shares how he adds dimension to a block with the BERNINA circle attachment, decorative stitches and the couching foot.
Click here to download Ricky's pattern.
Click here to purchase Ricky Tims' Stable Stuff Poly.

From Chapter Two:

Jane LaFazio takes her fascination with sketching to the sewing machine and uses it to turn her creations into art quilts.

From Chapter Three:

Jane uses a piece of coffee-dyed fabric, a pinecone stencil, some acrylic fabric paint, and some thread painting (from the back) to add texture to her creation.

Click here to purchase Jane's stencils.

Click here to find more information on Jane LaFazio’s online classes.

From Chapter Four:

Jane shows how to machine needle felt from start to finish. She begins with a piece of Prefelt, adds wool roving, sheer fabric, and sari ribbons which she machine needle felts to create a sturdy piece of "new" fabric. She finishes it by adding hand stitching, variegated threads, and other embellishments.

Click here to purchase any of Jane’s DVDs.

Click here to purchase 100% Sari Silk Fibers.

Click here to purchase Wool Roving Kits.

#11 zazmau 2017-01-14 18:19
I have the circle maker attachment but I would have digitized the circles and stitched it as machine embroidery. I do realize not everyone has software or an embroidery machine.
#10 zazmau 2017-01-14 18:09
I'm thinking the walking foot might help with the circle maker? Has anyone tried it?
#9 LMarieD 2016-08-14 11:45
Great show! I'd like to know where Jane gets the 200 count white fabric.
#8 Virginia Sumner 2016-08-08 16:56
Excellent episode! I too have taken classes with Jane. She's fun and so easy going, and so creative and original!
#7 Kathy Gledsdale 2016-08-08 15:24
Wow what an interesting programme, beautiful work Jane.
#6 Brigitte Otto 2016-08-08 09:26
Great Episode! I've taken online classes with her, learned a lot and enjoyed seing her "in action" here. Thanks for having the chance to watch!
#5 GoGirl99 2016-08-08 09:01
Your show with Jane LaFazio is delightful! I love her fun, anything goes approach!
#4 Jody Wigton 2016-08-08 08:26
Thanks for the link to watch for free from your email, Jane!!! Loved it. Want to go do it right now!!! I haven't used my felting machine in a while! I'm going to get it out! :lol:
#3 Bea 2016-08-07 20:37
Great. Thanks...
#2 DiVentura 2016-08-07 11:53
I have taken a couple of classes with Jane at Art Unraveled in Phoenix and I would take many more if they were available to me.
She is creative, fun to be around, interesting and an Mixed Media Diva.
You go girl! I sent this video to all my "sewing" friends who have not yet ventured into mixed media!
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