ebook review: creative journeys by lisa walton

December 8, 2014

As my studio bookshelves have filled up I’ve turned more and more to ebooks on my iPad. One huge advantage to those is that I can read them late into the night without keeping Mr. Almost Perfect awake with the light on or the sound of turning pages. Not that those things keep him awake – he’s one of the lucky “zonk the minute the head hits the pillow” people of whom I am greatly jealous. But I digress.

61Yks-BHCCL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_Lisa Walton is a friend of mine. An artist and teacher from Australia (one of my favorite accents to listen to!) We roomed together at the International Quilt Festival last year and she had just finished writing a book. We talked a lot about self publishing and guess what!?! She DID IT! I am so proud of her and hope, at some point, to follow in her footsteps. (Anyone got a cloning device for me so I could find the time to write another book?)IMG_6343

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Techniques
  • Fabric Painting
  • Stamping
  • Decorative Rubbings
  • Metallic Foils
  • Simple Screen Printing
  • Stencilling
  • Combining Different Fabric Types
  • Creative Stitchwork
  • Textural Quilting
  • Resources (including hotlinks)
  • About the Author

Lucky me – I got a review copy and the opportunity to tell you all about it! It is a surface design tome with a wide ranging variety of techniques – no projects. I like that about it. I’m not exactly a project girl. I’m happier with getting tools to use in my own work than following a pattern. That speaks more to my inability to follow directions than to whether it’s good to follow a pattern or not. I think there are plenty of people in the world who can be totally happy following patterns.IMG_6345

Now – if you are really into how beautiful a book looks (all the fancy boxes and colors and graphics on every page) then this might not be the book for you. It is simple, easy to read, just the facts Ma’am. Pages aren’t full of extraneous stuff – just clear instructions and pictures that I can double tap to enlarge. I LOVE that part. I also love that at $8.95 it’s an incredibly reasonable price.

Put it on your wish list – or just go ahead and buy it now 
on Amazon.

If you need a little more convincing – the following artists will be reviewing the book on these dates.

8th December – Sarah Ann Smith – www.sarahannsmith.com/weblog
9th December – Lyric Kinard – http://lyrickinard.com/blog/
10th December – Erica Spinks – http://creativedabbling.blogspot.com.au
11th December – Susan Brubaker Knapp – http://wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.com
12th December – Brenda Gael Smith – http://serendipitypatchwork.com.au/blog/
13th December – Judy Coates Perez – http://www.judycoatesperez.com
14th December – Shelley Stokes – http://cedarcanyontextiles.com/category/blog/


  • Reply
    Jenny Brooks
    November 15, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Hello Lyric,I spoke to you at the Christchurch
    Symposium after taking your class
    Abstract a licious,I went on your website to purchase your book.Just checking if best
    I purchase your book through Amazon.
    Thank you for your help.
    Best regards
    Jenny Brooks

  • Reply
    Join Lisa Walton For A Truly Creative Journey | Cedar Canyon Textiles
    December 13, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    […] 9th December – Lyric Kinard – http://lyrickinard.com/blog […]

  • Reply
    December 9, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    thanks for sharing! I’ve added it to my wishlist! And I am with Mr. Almost Perfect…zzzzz

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