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.