Author(s): Abigail Patner Glassenberg
Create your own aviary of charming, beautifully detailed, one-of-a-kind fabric bird sculptures with basic machine- and hand-sewing, embroidery, and mixed-media craft techniques.
Abby Glassenberg has been making award-winning soft toys and soft sculptures from her Massachusetts home studio since 2005. She has made more than 100 birds of every variety, selling them in galleries, boutiques, craft shows, and online. She has participated in juried shows, including Ode to Cornell, judged by the chief curator of the Peabody Essex Museum, an authority on the work of Joseph Cornell. Glassenberg's work has also been featured in magazines including Cloth Paper Scissors, and in sewing, craft, and soft sculpture books. She has a Master's degree in education from Harvard University, and is a mother and teacher when not making birds.
Introduction Tools and Materials Basic Bird Techniques Patternmaking Fabric Selection Stitching Methods Turning and Stuffing Wire Legs and Feet Beaks and Eyes Wings and Tails Projects 1. Bird Ornament 2. Bird in a Nest 3. Mini Assemblage 4. Wren 5. Lark with Round Head 6. Crow 7. Quail 8. Chick 9. Swan 10. Woodpecker 11. Penguin 12. Large Owl 13. Owlet 14. Raptor 15. Wading Bird 16. Flamingo 17. Flying Gull 18. Hen with Eggs 19. Peacock Gallery and Profiles of Contributing Artists Tamar Mogendorff Jennifer Muskopf Abigail Brown Ann Wood Resources for Supplies Glossary of Basic Embroidery Stitches Index