I am pleased to share with you the new book Modern Fabric Art Bowls by my friend Kirsten Fisher. Not only do I get to tell you all about this fabulous book, but Kirsten has graciously offered to give one of my lucky readers a free copy!
Let’s start by admiring the cover of this book. Look at those bowls! Each is an individually hand crafted bowl of beauty.
And now for a bit of backstory. Kirsten and I met at a Nancy Crow workshop in 2015. Kirsten had signed up for an advanced workshop with little knowledge of just what she was getting into. A lesser person would have buried herself in tears and fabric and just given up when faced with the daunting assignments from that class, but not Kirsten. She worked her way through the exercises in good spirits. I would even say with a sense of humour. I thought–I want to be this lady’s friend.
Over the years we have stayed in touch. Our paths have crossed at different workshops, and I even got to visit her home in Brooklyn, New York. And all the while there were the bowls. Yes. Always bowls in the background. Bowls in the studio, bowls in progress, bowls stacked, and bowls displayed.
Fabric Art Bowls are Kirsten’s passion. She makes them, sells them, teaches them, and maybe even sleeps with them. (We will have to ask her husband about that.) Her knowledge about how to make fabric bowls is a bit overwhelming.
Fortunately, she has taken the time to write a book and break down all the information into bite size pieces so you too can make beautiful fabric bowls. I love the illustrations in this book. For those of you who don’t like to read the instructions–this book is perfect. You can just look at the pictures!
The book is beautifully laid out with great visuals and descriptions to take you through the process of making an assortment of types of bowls.
As I doing my research, I found this amazing quilt created by Kirsten. And you know what? It looks like her bowls!
I am super happy that Kirsten’s book is available for us to use and learn from, and I am so proud of Kristen for accomplishing this long time goal of hers.
Kirsten is giving away a copy of her fabulous book just to my readers. To be entered to win, simply make a comment on this blog post. On Friday, April 23, 2021, I will use a random number generator to pick the winner who will be notified by email.
If you can’t wait to win the book, you can order a copy from Kirsten’s website.
These are stunning! What wonderful small works of art.
Would love to try making these!
These are fascinating. Love the designs.
These are lovely, and what an inspiring story of handling challenges with grace. I’d love to learn more – this would be a wonderful craft to do with my daughter, a new quilter.
These bowls are beautiful! I love the colorful arrangements; a feast for the eyes and it makes me want to make some. Because we can never have too many bowls can we 😀? What a wonderful tribute to your friend Kirsten. Thanks for sharing Maria.
Truly truly amazing. Love the bowls, and would love a copy of the book!
The bowls are gorgeous! I can’t wait to see more of them.
Thank you for writing about Kristen and her new book! What a fun way to begin exploring three-dimensional shapes while utilizing the patchwork style I love. I ordered her book and the corner template bundle from her website just now and cannot wait to receive them!
Thank you for writing about your friend Kristen and her new book! I was so enchanted that I went to her website and ordered the book/corner template combo just now. Can’t wait to receive them!
These are fabulous bowls! Thanks for sharing
What a lovely intro to Kristen and her beautiful work. Her use of color and line…wow!
Her bowls and her quilt are fabulous! Thank you for sharing her story and her work. Her book is now on my list-to-buy.
Love the color and patterns. Thanks!
Love the color and patterns. Thank you!
I will definitely need to check out her website. These bowls look like they might be a great workshop project for my guild.
So glad you like my bowls.
I do give virtual workshop for guild. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if your guild is interested
Gorgeous! It never fails to amaze me how people find ways to use fabric and color in unique ways. 🙂
Beautiful bowls! Thanks for the chance to win!!
This book would be an incredible gift! I would love to own this book😊😊😊
These bowls are amazing. What a unique way to create fiber art.
The bowls are beautiful and I love that quilt too.
These are beautiful. Your recommendation too. I would make them.
The options are endless. I can see why Kirsten keeps making bowls. Fabulous. Thank her for writing the book!!!!
Looks like an interesting book! Kudos for toughing out the class with Nancy, hope she learned a bunch.
Would love to learn this!
Wow! Every one is prettier than the one before! These are truly works of art!
Wow I am very impressed and excited about this new art!!
This might be just what I need to get me out of my creative block!
I think making these bowls would be a good way to use embroidered pieces. Thanks for the chance to win!
Beautiful book! Love the stars inside some of them. I would love to win this book!
Wow — so beautiful! I’d love to win this book!
Those bowls are amazing!
Fabulous. Such talent and ideas.
I really enjoy the spontaneous design of these bowls that look fresh and modern !
What a beautiful and well-earned tribute you’ve written for Kristen. Her bowls are varied and stunning!
This looks like an amazing book.
Beautiful bowls. I am excited to give them a try!
Lovely. I would like to try this. Thanks.
That quilt is amazing! And her bowls are fabulous as well!
Lovely bowls! Thanks for the chance to win the book.
what beautiful objects!
I’m in awe of this lady’s talent! Looks like a wonderful resource !
Liz- She is very passionate about these fabric bowls and it shows!