My name is Abby Glassenberg and I'm a sewing pattern designer, craft book author, and sewing teacher. I live in Wellesley, MA and work out of my home studio. I'm also the mom to three daughters. I sew every single day!
I design and make original soft toys and soft sculptures. For several years I worked exclusively on creating soft sculpture birds of every variety, from flamingos to penguins, from larks to peacocks. This work culminated in The Artful Bird: Feathered Friends to Make and Sew. Writing this book was an amazing experience and seeing other people create their own birds based on my patterns brings me so much joy! I'm so pleased that The Artful Bird was named a top 10 craft book of 2011 on the ALA Booklist!
My second book, Stuffed Animals: From Concept to Construction, was published by Lark in the spring of 2013. My goal with this book is to help you design and create your own, original softie patterns by showing how soft toy construction works. Everything from creating a simple outline toy to an advanced jointed toy with gussets and darts is explained in detail. The book has 16 new projects accompanied by 52 lessons which break down the patterns and explain how they were constructed. This book is both a project book and a reference book and I hope you love it!
To follow my crafting, parenting, and teaching adventures, check out my blog: http://www.whileshenaps.typepad.com Thank you so much!