Let the Drum Rolls Roll!

With glee, I accepted this package from the postman. Lovely Rebecca from Interweave wrapped it in butterflies and sent it to me overnight. This was probably one of the hardest things I've ever done, and it's a joy to see the final product sitting here on my studio table. Now I get to read the dedications to all the people I love and let them know just how much their support has meant to me. May all of your dreams come true, as mine have!

To celebrate this occasion, I'm going to have some giveaways...I have some artwork, some supplies and some extra copies of my favorite magazine Cloth Paper Scissors that I'd like to move out into the creative community. Check back soon.


  1. congratulations Kelli! I can't wait to get a copy of it!

  2. Kelli, I have been following your sight for over a year and so seeing that your book is now real, I am so happy for you.
    Brave accomplishment. Well done!!

  3. Well, as the mother of this genius - you do not know what a thrill it is to know this person who I sat in the floor with as a young child, and taught her with flash cards and read endless books to her, along with teaching her anything that held her interest. She was actually reading at the age of 3, so why wouldn't she be writing a book? She wrote a children's book when in grade school that her teacher begged her to have published - and of course, she did not want to. Maybe that is still a consideration. I am not taking any cudoes for her ability, just telling you of her desire to absorb everything around her. Congratulations my first born daughter, guess who is extremely proud of you? Mom

  4. Awww - your mother is so proud:) I love what she wrote.

    Will you be at Long Beach? I will and hope to see you there.

  5. I am happy for you, what a wonderful thing to have created. I look forward to getting my own copy.

  6. I just got email from cloth paper scissors about your book - it looks great. congratulations !

  7. Congratulations! I look forward to getting my copy! Have a fantastic weekend!

  8. I love your work and have pre-ordered your book - can't wait for it to arrive! The fabrics you designed and had printed are fabulous, such great colours.

  9. Congratulations. Can't wait to get a copy! I love your work. Lots of inspirations for us all.

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  11. Your book is wonderful! I read it all in just two days and I want to try everything. Your instructions are nice and clear and as always your examples of the projects are juicy and cheerful. I've been playing with paper cloth for the last 6 months or so but your book really expanded my concept of what I could do with it. Your artwork has a fearlessness to it that really inspires me.

  12. Hi Kelli,

    Just wanted you to know that this is the book review that I gave you at Fiber Art Traders, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FiberArtTraders. I LOVE your book!
    Hugz, Normajean Brevik

    A book review of "Stitch Alchamy" by Kelli Perkins Message List
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    As many of you know I have a library that will rival most arts and craft book
    stores. I am a voracious (did I spell that right?) reader. After all my company
    and family commitments I felt as if I had deserved a trip to Borders after work
    today, so in I trotted with my 40% off coupon. OK, OK I conned the guy into
    letting me use two coupons but he knows me and just smiled. :-) Bless his soul.
    I'll give you my impression of "Stitch Alchamy" now and save the other for

    I'm convinced that I was an alchemist in a previous life, either that or a crow
    because I LOVE, let me repeat that for emphasis, L.O.V.E. shinny things. I had
    preordered the book from amazon basted on the cover and title and author, Kelli
    Perkins (what's not to love about a girl who's 30 something who puts a purple
    stripe in her hair?! You gotta love it!)

    I had combined my order with another book to save on postage but the second was
    not do for release until Nov so I had time to rething my pruchase and was going
    to cancel it becuase Leilani had already thought us to make fabric paper and I
    figured why did I need the book. Any who.................. as I was brousing the
    new books I found this new release and sat for a solid hour with my mouth wide
    open at the fantastic ideas and approaches to art that Kelli has outlined in
    this book. Wowza!

    As many of you know I rate my book reviews based on viking helmets (1 being
    the least desirable and 5 being the most). Well I'm giving this on a 5 star
    helmet review. Not because I paid cash money but because it's a great referrance
    book with Sooooooo many great ideas. It has everything from soup to nuts when it
    comes to fiber art. It's not just about sticking paper and fabric together, it's
    chock-a-block full of goodies for all sorts of techniques. The title line of
    fabric and paper is deceiving as it much, much more than that.

    If you are looking to add a great general mixed media book to your collection
    consider this one. It is jam packed with ideas that reach far beyond the paper
    and fabric rehelm.

    Hugz from your Viking book reviewer,

    PS So it you are convinced that you too were an alchamist in a previous life
    read: "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. It's recently gone into reprint and a
    great, fun read. :-)

    Visit my creative space in Cloth Paper Scissor, "Studios" magazine Summer 2009
    edition. http://www.interweavestore.com/Quilting/Magazines/Studios.html Shop for
    my original patterns at: http://sewnordic.blogspot.com/

  13. Wonderful book title and I love the cover!! Sounds like something I'd definitely be interested in...I will stop by the book store to have a look at it!! Congrats!

    Sheree of Sheree's Alchemy