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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Laura Farson  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1950 in St. Charles, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Farson lives in Springfield, IL

Biographical and Professional Information

Laura 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.

Published Works Expand for more information

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

Ragged-edge quilts are a popular twist on the traditional quilt and with author Laura Farson’s revolutionary technique it’s easier than ever to create these fantastic floral looks!

This new 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."

Laura Farson has shared her timesaving sewing techniques with hundreds of other quilters. She is also the author of Fast-Folded Flowers: Time Saving Techniques for a Quilted Bouquet.

• 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.

  • Learn a wonderfully versatile technique that can be mastered by confident beginners
  • Produce a richly textured fabric with double strands of yarn--perfect for winter wear
  • Choose from a gorgeous selection of over 20 projects, including hats, mittens, socks, purses, and a scarf

Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks
ISBN: 1604680490

Martingale. 2012

Discover beautiful knitting patterns that incorporate both twined and stranded knitting.

  • Instructions are given for casting on at the heel and working toward the toe for excellent fit options include removable felted insoles for even greater comfort
  • Both women's and men's knitting patterns included--perfect for gifts
  • Patterns feature a mix of traditional Scandinavian designs and modern variations



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