Use fibers, fabrics, and thread in new and original ways! This combo pack features creative and educational material by designer Christopher Nejman: the book, Pillows: Designer Sewing Techniques; a Sewing With Nancy DVD, "Designer Techniques: Using Your Sewing Machine"; and a CD-ROM of 23 embroidery designs by Amazing Designs.
Nancy is joined by designer and author Christopher Nejman on a 30-minute Sewing With Nancy DVD. Christopher shows you how to use a needle punching machine like the Fab Felter to create amazing works of art. In addition to silks, satins, and other luxury fabrics, Christopher uses metallic threads, Angelina Fibers, and other embellishments.
Nancy and Christopher demonstrate designer techniques for creating spectacular one-of-a-kind pillows:
- Felting fabrics to create a fabric base
- Manipulating fabrics to provide texture and dimension
- Blending fiber colors by fading and feathering fabric edges
- Embellishing the fabric base with metallic threads, decorative stitching, mirrors, crystals, and fringe
- Simulating faux suede by needle punching
- Combining fusible embellishment fibers and threads to create "fabric"
- Incorporating free-motion stitching
Christopher's 128-page book details the designer techniques featured on the program, with 15 stunning designer pillow designs illustrated by over 200 color photos. This exquisite sewing guide gives sewers confidence in their own creativity and the unlimited potential of their favorite sewing machine.
Discover creative freedom with "punching", a simple technique developed by one of the world's most innovative and inspirational artists. With punching, there are no seams to match and no fussy cutting - it's all about expressing yourself with creative design and embellishment! Find the inspiration you've been looking for with Christopher Nejman's expertise and passionate style. Break the rules - use today's hottest materials and techniques to create designer pillows that are all your own!
Christopher's Elegant Decor embroidery collection contains 23 Jumbo designs for 5"x7" hoops or larger. These designs are compatible with the following embroidery formats:
- ART - Bernina
- BLF - Outline File
- DST - Tajima
- EMD - Elna, Singer
- EXP - Bernina, Melco
- HUS - Viking
- JEF - Janome
- PES - Baby Lock, Bernina, Brother
- SHV - Viking
- VIP - Pfaff, Viking
- XXX - Singer