Donna Dewberry is one of the world's best-known and most highly respected decorative painters, first brushing into readers' homes with the One-Stroke painting technique that made her an instant celebrity. Her beautiful painted designs and color selections have inspired a fabric line, and now she turns her attention to quilting for the home! &break;&break;Quilters will decorate their way through each room of the house with nearly 50 fabulous projects from home decor. This book features instructions on basic quilting techniques, and step-by-step instructions, photos and illustrations for quilts throws, pillows, shams, wall hangings, toaster covers, table runners, a shower curtain, tablecloths, potholders and valances. With the beautiful coordinated projects in this book, quilters will decorate bedrooms, porches, daybeds, nurseries, bathrooms, and kitchens.
Have twice the fun in half the time! &break;&break;Start quilting today and enjoy your project tomorrow with the timesaving One Stitch quilting method created by Donna Dewberry and Cindy Casciato. &break;&break;One Stitch takes the tedium out of quilting by combining the traditional elements of piecing, applique, borders and bindings with the finishing quilting stitch so you can wrap up your project in record time. &break;&break;Whether you've been quilting for years or are eager to start your first project, you'll love the ease, speed and enjoyment of quilting the One Stitch way - simply layer, arrange and stitch! &break;&break;One Stitch Quilting The Basics includes: &break;&break;20 projects and variations, including throws, bags, wall hangings, table accessories, a pillow and a jacket &break;More than 300 illustrations and full-color photos &break;Block and applique patterns &break;Thorough reference sections that detail the tools, terms and techniques for the One Stitch quilting method
Stitch a beautiful garden with Donna Dewberry &break;&break;Add the charm of Donna's English garden motifs to your home, your wardrobe and your gifts without lifting a paintbrush! It's "sew" easy with Donna Dewberry's Machine Embroidery Flowers. &break;&break;Eighteen exquisitely detailed machine embroidery designs bring Donna's most beloved One-Stroke garden motifs to life beneath the needle of your embroidery machine. &break;&break;Donna Dewberry's Machine Embroidery Flowers and companion CD-ROM include: &break;&break;18 exclusive designs, including Donna's signature rose, in formats of all embroidery machines &break;150+ illustrations and color photos &break;15+ inspiring projects for home, fashion and gifts &break;Easy-to-follow instructions for embroiderers of any skill level &break;&break;Start stitching with Donna today!
Donna's unique One-Stroke method - which lets you blend, shade and highlight all in one stroke - makes painting quick and easy. And there's just no better way to learn this technique than by Donna's example. &break;&break;In this book, Donna leads you through all the strokes you need - shell strokes, C-strokes and more - to create leaves, roses, fruit, ribbons and many other beautiful subjects. You'll also find 12 step-by-step projects that show how Donna's One-Stroke method can be used to decorate an exciting variety of surfaces in just a few easy strokes. &break;&break;The One-Stroke method is perfect for the beginner, and so versatile that decorative artists of any skill level will enjoy its speed and simplicity.
Readers will love discovering dozens of exciting and colorful new ideas for painting on anything in their closet or home that is made out of fabric. Donna's quick and easy decorative designs encourage painters of all skill levels to add color, personality and style to their clothing and home accessories. She adds elegance and boldness to turn plain denim jeans into an eye-catching fashion statement and personalizes home decor items like tablecloths and silk throw pillows, accessories, handbags and more. Over 40 different designs are demonstrated step-by-step using Donna's easy and ever popular one-stroke technique.
The ultimate guide to one-stroke painting Become a one-stroke wonder with this all-in-one reference! Here, beloved decorative painter and PBS television instructor Donna Dewberry takes you step-by-step through more than 60 demonstrations using her popular One-Stroke techniques. From flowers, trees and berries to birds, fruit and more, the at-a-glance format makes it quick and easy to find the subject you want. Simply grab a brush and follow along as Donna guides you through mixing colors, loading brushes and making strokes. Each demonstration features big, beautiful color photos, color swatches, brush selection and complete instructions that will have you painting like a pro right away. Donna even helps you put it all together with 10 gorgeous designs that show you how to create great compositions every time. This really is the perfect reference for every decorative painter. Start at the beginning to learn the basics, or flip through to quickly find what you need. Either way, Donna Dewberry's Essential One-Stroke Painting Reference is the book you'll turn to again and again for inspiration, instruction and instant creative success!
50 of Donna's favorite projects in one gorgeous book! Donna Dewberry flowers are beautiful to behold, and they are beautifully simple to create. You can achieve the same loveliness using her easy-to-master One-Stroke painting techniques. Inside, you'll see how--step by simple step. Pages are abloom with Donna's favorite flowers (soon to be your favorites, too!), fabulous landscapes, and garden projects to make your outside space a happier place. An intro chapter covers all the basics, from selecting your tools and loading your brush, to fundamental brushstrokes, palette knife painting techniques, and instructions for painting a variety of beautiful backgrounds. Then follow along step by step to create: 38 flowers--cottage garden blooms, spring bulb flowers, wildflowers, herbs, exotics, floral motifs and more. 7 beautiful outdoor projects, including an address sign, a trio of butterfly houses, and a patio clock. 5 fast and fabulous landscapes, from wildflower fields to a tropical paradise. Assembled from three of Donna's top-selling books, this collection has everything you need to fill your every day with painted sunshine!
The author, one of the most innovative artists of home decor, creates incredibly simple one stroke, never take your brush off the paper designs for beautiful painted items that will make any house a showpiece. These basic techniques, helpful worksheets, and patterns transform any object into something remarkable and decorative. Delicate ivy trim adorns a keepsake box, roses bloom on a vase, and sunflowers brighten a lamp. Paint magnificent flower-and-vine-covered stepping stones for a garden and special Christmas projects to heighten the holiday spirit.
Painting your favorite flowers is easy with Donna Dewberry! Add the beauty and elegance of painted flowers to your projects. It's quick and fun with Donna Dewberry's popular one-stroke technique! This easy-to-use reference provides all of the instruction and inspiration you need to successfully paint more than 50 garden flowers and wildflowers in an array of stunning colors. Donna provides complete instruction beginning with step-by-step photos of her basic one-stroke painting technique. You'll discover the secrets of painting leaves, vines and other foliage common to a variety of flowers. With handy color charts and tips on painting flower petals of all kinds, you'll learn how to create unique floral designs that can be used on furniture, walls, picture frames and more, with fabulous results every time.
The most complete guide ever to one-stroke painting! Painting lovely home accents is easy with Donna Dewberry! Her popular, proven one-stroke technique - which lets you color, shade and highlight all in a single brushstroke - is a cinch to learn, even if you've never picked up a brush before. You'll soon find yourself adorning everything from crystal stemware to mailboxes to the walls of your home with beautifully hand-painted flowers, fruits, leaves and other charming touches! Bigger and more thorough than any other how-to book on the topic, this must-have resource for all things one-stroke contains: Over 200 color photos clearly illustrating every detail of the one-stroke technique, plus tips on transferring patterns and lettering 12 all new step-by-step projects for painting tiles and glassware, floorcloths, cabinets, door knobs, drawer pulls, and much more 5 brand new painting techniques that take you beyond one-stroke Donna's foolproof advice for creating your own attractive designs Join the thousands who have discovered this famously simple, versatile painting technique - and enjoy rewarding results you'll be proud to show your friends and family!
Now quilters can successfully combine the two great arts of embroidery and quilting, with amazing results! Author Eileen Roche, a leading expert on machine embroidery, offers an array of gorgeous embroidered quilting projects in an easy to follow format in Contemporary Machine Embroidered Quilts. First, readers are led through the basics of the craft, with instruction on selecting designs, threads, fabrics, needles and stabilizers, as well as tips on hooping and stitching techniques. Then, Roche expertly teachers quilters how to transform this knowledge into captivating designs using embroidery, decorative stitches, applique, fabric manipulation and finishing techniques. &break;&break;With this book's step-by-step instructions and color photos and illustrations, readers will successfully create twelve stunning quilt projects with embroidery. Patterns for quilts and embroidery designs are stored on an included CD-ROM, with more reduced on pages within the book.
Transform Plain Furniture into Family Treasures! It's easy and fun with Donna Dewberry. In this inspiring guide, she demonstrates her trademark, one-stroke painting techniques in 10 all-new projects designed especially for furniture. Just follow along. You'll transform old and new tables, chests and cabinets into elegant objects that complement the decor of every room. From soft florals and meandering vines to ripe cherries and delicate china, Donna shows you how to achieve her realistic style with clear, step-by-step instructions that detail every stroke. Donna leaves nothing to chance, providing complete instructions for surface preparation, brush loading and stroke technique. In no time, you'll be taking her easy techniques one step further, painting your own designs on anything in need of a decorative touch.
Piece O' Cake Designs fills your home with the Christmas spirit all year round! Half of these new designs give the holiday season a whimsical twist with unexpected fabrics and colors, and the other half are versatile and beautiful quilts that you can use even after the rest of your holiday decorations are packed away.
Paint lovely landscapes in an afternoon! Learn to paint gorgeous landscapes the one-stroke way! In this inspiring guide, beloved artist and PBS painting instructor Donna Dewberry shows you how easy and fun it is to paint a range of enchanting outdoor scenes, using her popular one-stroke painting techniques. Open this guide and explore the creative possibilities. From peaceful sunsets and breathtaking vistas to flowered fields and blooming gardens, Donna makes every painting achievable and satisfying. Just follow along, step by step. In addition to in-depth guidance on choosing materials and mastering basic strokes, you'll find: 15 complete start-to-finish landscape painting demonstrations 15 tear-out cards featuring Donna's easy color recipes 7 painting projects designed to function across two, three and four canvases for enhanced home-decorating potential 27 quick demos on those landscape details that make your paintings pop Best of all, most paintings can be completed in an afternoon or less, thanks to Donna's clever sponging and brush-loading techniques. What could be better? With Donna Dewberry and your own creativity, a world of lovely landscape painting awaits you.
Try a fresh approach to painting flowers No one paints flowers quite like Donna Dewberry. In this inviting reference she shares her latest innovations in one-stroke painting, featuring 50 all-new flowers and 10 fresh floral compositions you can apply to virtually any project. You're sure to find the perfect flower here. Five complete sections cover a range of brightly colored blooms, including cottage garden flowers, tropical flowers, wildflowers and herbs, spring bulb flowers, and more - all presented in a quick-reference format. There's even a special section on flowering trees and shrubs. Comprehensive step-by-step acrylic painting demos accompany each flower so you can pick up Donna's trademark techniques with ease. You'll also find visual instruction for creating allover floral patterns and beautiful backgrounds using faux finishes and textures, plus a comparison chart on choosing the best background color. Become a one-stroke wonder! With Donna's guidance, painting fabulous flowers has never been easier - or more fun!