Book - Valerie Wilson Fibre Artist


Picture of a book cover with a quilted portrait

I wrote this book to help beginners “dip their toes” into creating fabric portraits. My hope was that this book would help people get over the problem of wanting to create a portrait but fearing failure.

This book is a step-by-step look at creating a fabric portrait based on the famous Johannes Vermeer painting “Girl with a Pearl Earring”. 

The pattern is provided with step-by-step instructions from how to start, understand values, choose fabrics, create a portrait through to how to quilt the completed portrait.

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There is an optional kit of supplies and tools that can be ordered to complement the book, which includes the hand-dyed skin tone fabric. Some items can be ordered individually.

The kit can be ordered here

If you do not see what you want in the store, please contact me as I will be adding products over time.

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