Individual Author Record
Name: Laura FarsonPen Name: None Genre: Born: 1950 in St. Charles, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionFarson lives in Springfield, IL
Biographical and Professional InformationLaura Farson is The Entwined Knitter. She teaches basic and twined knitting workshops and designs patterns for knitted accessories. Laura has authored three folded-flower quilt books. Her ragged-edge flowers have been seen on the PBS shows Kaye's Quilting Friends and "Quilt Central TV." She has given workshops and lectures for Professional Quilter Magazine. While living in Springfield, Laura taught her quilting techniques to students in both Central Illinois and the St. Louis areas. Farson currently resides in Colorado.
- Fast Folded Flowers Time Saving Techniques for a Quilted Bouquet, Krause, 2000
- Ragged-Edge Flowers, Fast Folded Ways to Make Textured Quilts 2002, Krause, 2000
- Folded Flower Quilts and Bags, David and Charles, 2004
- New Twists on Twined Knitting: A Fresh Look at a Traditional Technique, Martingale, 2009
- Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks, Martingale, 2012
Titles At Your Library
Fast-Folded Flowers: Timesaving Techniques for a Quilted Bouquet
ISBN: 0873492536 Krause Publications. 2001
"Create a bouquet of beautiful quilted flowers with 10 quick and easy techniques for flower petal quilt blocks that can be used to create quilts, lap robes, baby blankets, trivet covers and potholders - made entirely by sewing machine - without having to deal with curved piecing.
Laura Farson presents instructions for 15 three-dimensional projects that include easy, intermediate and advanced techniques, attractive color choices and ease of design, all with beautiful results. The block construction used to create the flower petals is so simple that it's as easy as folding corners to the center.
The first chapter provides basic skill instruction, but even those sample flower petals can be used as potholders or trivet covers. The projects appeal to sewers, crafters and quilters, with designs applicable to all seasons and for holiday decor."
Ragged Edge Flowers: Fast-Folded Ways to Make Textured Quilts
ISBN: 0873495004 Krause Pubns Inc. 2002 This book features fully illustrated instructions for an exciting new sewing technique that makes quilting projects even more fun. Both novice and experienced quilters will find more than 12 unique patterns for wall hangings, pillow covers, lap quilts, and bed quilts that are easy and fun to create. Eighteen projects are presented and include "Rinkels in Red," "Curly Blue Rings," and "Petals in Pink." Features: easy-to-follow, detailed instructions and step-by-step illustrations minimal sewing and "quilt-as-you-go" technique makes these quick and easy projects attainable for any skill level gorgeous floral patterns to adorn your entire home.
Folded Flower Quilts and Bags
ISBN: 0715318675 David & Charles. 2004 Focusing on a wide range of smaller projects rather than full-sized quilts, the author shows how an intermediate quilter or sewer can develop new techniques or find fresh inspiration. Using step-by-step instructions, she shows how to create special effects by using even the simplest of shapes and materials.
New Twists on Twined Knitting: A Fresh Look at a Traditional Technique
ISBN: 1564778703 Martingale. 2009
Rediscover a unique Swedish technique! The projects in these stunning photos show why twined knitting has stood the test of time. With Laura Farson's impeccable design sense and striking color combinations, this collection is truly in a class by itself.
Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks
ISBN: 1604680490 Martingale. 2012
Discover beautiful knitting patterns that incorporate both twined and stranded knitting.