Join the flock! Create your very own aviary of charming, beautifully detailed, one-of-a-kind fabric sculptures with basic machine- and hand sewing, embroidery, and mixed-media craft techniques. Artist Abigail Patner Glassenberg, celebrated for her charming, quirky, personality-filled birds, presents 16 incredibly creative projects, as well as a gallery of birds from other noted fabric bird makers. In The Artful Bird, learn how to make dignified owls, friendly wrens, an elegant flamingo or a swooping crane in flight from the set of step-by-step basic birdmaking techniques and tips. Abigail also offers an array of creative ideas to give each bird individual character and personality and an amazingly lifelike, yet handcrafted appearance. Careful instructions and how-to photographs for the entire process with help beginners and more advanced crafters build successful, appealing birds.