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"Sewing enthusiasts who are looking to bring new energy to their sewing and crafting will find Sew Wild a great resource for fabric techniques and designs that explode with color, pattern, and excitement." - Linda Lanese, CraftGossip.com Felting Editor
"Just when I think I've come across every way you can stitch or every surface you can stitch on, Alisa comes up with more...There are so many learning opportunities in Sew Wild, it's like going on a mixed-media stitch retreat without the time and expense of travel!" - Pokey Bolton, editorial director, Quilting Arts
"She truly uses her sewing machine with artistic abandon. She customizes plain fabric with paint, simple printmaking, and machine embroidery, then sews them together in a style that evokes collage and graffiti for a uniquely layered look." - Tricia Waddell, editor, Stitch Magazine
"I love the way she encourages novice and more experienced sewers to let loose and explore, rather than be intimidated by rules and patterns." - Cate Prato, editor, ClothPaperScissors.com
"The perfect book to help you find ways to use those bits of fabric scraps that tend to pile up more and more with every sewing project." - The Detroit News
"I have been inspired to sew again! I owe it all to Alisa Burke and her fabulous new book, Sew Wild." - Linda Woods, author of Journal Revolution
"Sew Wild is a visual and creative treat. Her style is artistic, but with an urban edge. Her projects are vibrant, raw, and utterly fabulous." - Anne Weaver, CraftGossip.com Sewing Editor
"I'm enthralled with her process. Being a quilter, I typically hide my top-stitching by using a matching thread, but Alisa's bold designs are truly embellished by her wide range of free-motion stitches. Alisa's artistic process means these projects are like nothing you've seen elsewhere." - CraftBuds.com
"I absolutely love this book! When a book can get me to drop everything and try a technique or make something - that's a keeper." - Bloom, Bake, Create blog
"Sew Wild: Creating with Stitch and Mixed Media by Alisa Burke is a visual and creative treat. Her style is artistic, but with an urban edge. Her projects are vibrant, raw, and utterly fabulous." - CraftGossip.Com Sewing Site
"I've gone wild! Well, maybe unrestrained might be a better word to describe my stitching style for the past couple of days." - SewLoquacious.blogspot.com
"She is really going out-of-the-box and coming up with the most delightful designs to inspire us. Everything she shows us, on her DVD, is made with simple supplies that are inexpensive and everything is extremely achievable." - CraftGossip.com Felting site
Alisa Burke is a painter and mixed-media artist who studied fine art at Portland State University. She draws inspiration from street art, graffiti, art history, fashion, and found objects. Alisa's artwork has been featured in Quilting Arts and other magazines as well as in galleries. In addition to making art, Alisa teaches a variety of workshops nationwide and has appeared as a guest artist on the DIY Network show Craft Lab and the PBS series Quilting Arts TV. She works as a Bernina artisan, and her book Canvas Remix was published in 2008.
There are some really fun projects in this book with lots of clear instructions and color photos.Published 5 months ago by Lauren
Love this book as it encourages one to be free from the typical sewing "rules and regs." While I like the clear suggestions and instructions provided in the book, I found... Read morePublished 7 months ago by D. J. Fashinpaur
The word that comes to mind with this book is playful. Lots of fun projects you can make with easily accessible materials. One project uses plastic bags from Target. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Alexandria
I got so inspired with this book. I love how Alisa's free fun style brings out the playful spirit we need to release in ourselves in order to have fun doing art and not take... Read morePublished 8 months ago by fairladyinsocal
Really cool artist. Original & lots of eye candy to keep me coming back!
One of the best around!
I love Alisa's style! She shows us how to blend and blur basic supplies to create mixed media gifts. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ellen L. Wilson
I started by watching the DVD, wherein Ms. Burke committed my pet peeve: referring to me and her audience as "you guys". Ooh, that just makes me wince. Read morePublished 16 months ago by K Amber Miller
I love the blogosphere and the many creative people we can find there. But some people just seem to be in a league of their own and Alisa Burke is definitely one of them. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Carin Winkelman