An Inspirational Guide for Creative Stitchers

Author: Elizabeth Healey

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782212850

Category: Sewing

Page: 160

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This inventive book is a treasure trove of over 40 inspiring practical exercises, a rich and creative exploration of fabric and stitch, and a fascinating all-round read. The exercises draw inspiration from around the world: create corded works of art inspired by Milton Glaser's iconic Bob Dylan album cover; create bold embroidered African masks; layer up and cut away to create Mola applique; use bleach and fabric paint to create Aboriginal dreamtime lizards; create knotted works of art inspired by ancient Mayan counting systems; embroider varsity cross-stitch letters or try out decorative Japanese book binding. Alternatively, try a host of other techniques such as quilting, printing, dyeing, couching tumbled crockery, creating pleats and puckers and needlelace. The book also contains 'behind the stitches' features: illuminating insights into sewing movements such as Boro textiles, Gee's Bend quilting and Dorset buttons.
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Exploring Creativity through Embroidery and Mixed Media

Author: Lisa Solomon

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1610584147

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 9165

Knot Thread Stitch presents a modern, experimental, and creative approach to thread and embroidery projects. You'll find fun and surprising project ideas, a unique artistic approach, and uncoventional mixed-media materials such as stamps, paint, sequins, paper, and shrinky dinks. These projects are designed to be quick, fun, abstract, and creative, and many offer clever ideas for personal customization. With easy-to-follow steps and project variations, this book also includes project contributions and embroidery patterns from a long and stellar list of renowned artists and bloggers, including Lisa Congdon, Camilla Engman, Heather Smith Jones, and Amy Karol, just to name a few.
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Slow Stitching and Mixed-media Techniques for Fabric and Paper

Author: Lynn Krawczyk

Publisher: Creative Publishing International

ISBN: 1589239423

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 1736

"The Hand-Stitched Surface offers inspiring techniques and beautiful projects for creating richly layered mixed-media surfaces on paper and fabric to encourage stitchers to slow down and savor their handiwork"--
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Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art

Author: Claire Wellesley-Smith

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849943508

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 2903

The pleasures to be had from slowing down can be many, with connections to sustainability, simplicity, reflection, and tuning into traditional and other multicultural textile traditions. Slow Stitch is a much-needed guide to adopting a less-is-more approach, valuing quality over quantity, and bringing a meaningful and thoughtful approach to textile practice. Claire Wellesley-Smith introduces a range of ways in which you can slow your textile work down, including: Using simple techniques inspired by traditional practice (including hand-stitch rhythms) Reusing and re-inventing materials (reuse even old textile projects) Limiting your equipment Mending revisited (practical and decorative techniques) Project ideas and resources that help towards making a more sustainable textile practice Richly illustrated throughout, and showcasing work from the best textile artists who work in this way, this is a truly inspirational book for those looking to reconnect with their craft and to find a new way of working.
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Perspectives

Author: Alice Kettle,Jane McKeating

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713688688

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 3709

A celebration of machine embroidery in all its forms, drawing on the significant archives of the Faculty of Art and Design at Manchester Metropolitan University.
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Design and Technique in Two- and Three-Dimensional Textiles

Author: Jean Draper

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849941211

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 5745

Provides instructions for creating two- and three-dimensional textile art using a variety of stitching techniques.
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Personal places, spaces and traces in textile art

Author: Cas Holmes

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849943346

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 5709

The events of your life, from local walks to exotic trips, can provide endless inspiration for textile art. This inspiring book shows you how to record your experiences, using sketchbooks, journals and photography, to create personal narratives that can form a starting point for more finished stitched-textile pieces. Acclaimed textile artist and teacher Cas Holmes, whose work is often inspired by her life and the journeys she makes, helps you find inspiration through your own life and explains how to record what you see in sketchbooks and journals, which can often become beautiful objects in themselves. She explains how you can use photography, both as documentation and as inspiration, and sometimes incorporate it into the work itself, along with found objects and ephemera. Throughout the book are useful techniques that can be harnessed to add extra interest to your work, such as methods for making layered collages, how to 'sketch' with stitch, and advice on design and colour. If you want to create beautiful, unique work inspired by your life and travels, this is the perfect book for you.
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Author: Constance Howard

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9780713489385

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 140

View: 3308

Embroidery legend Constance Howard brings her formidable knowledge of embroidery together with a creative and innovative approach to stitch. Demonstrating how spectacular textures, patterns and effects can be achieved in a few simple steps, this comprehensive guide encourages embroiderers to use stitch to its full potential, experiment with their own ideas and, above all, enjoy using stitch. The versatility and scope of stitching is fully explored here. Working stitch in different threads, changing the scale and pacing, working carefully and freely, combining stitches to make new ones and altering the angle of the stitch are all considered. Each technique is easy-to-follow, with simple instructions and clear diagrams.
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How to Make Fun and Fabulous Fiber Art

Author: Carol Waugh

Publisher: Xcellent Marketing Press

ISBN: 9780972892636

Category: Art quilts

Page: 64

View: 7875

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Author: Bobby Britnell

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844487318

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 6632

"Bobby Britnell takes flowers as her theme and shows you how to embellish and enhance fabric surfaces through a range of techniques that includes dying, printing, appliqué, foiling, photo-transfer printing, piercing and machine and hand stitching"--P. [4] of cover.
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Designs, Textures, Stitches

Author: Jan Braney

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849942277

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 300

View: 8818

A Complete Guide to Creative Embroidery' illustrates a wealth of ideas from two internationally renowned embroiderers. It is divided into two sections: the first, 'Design to Embroider' by Jean Littlejohn develops ideas showing that anyone can design as well as decorate fabric and paper for embroidery. The second, 'Stitched Images' by Jan Beaney, illustrates how to colour fabric and combine this with stitchery. She then looks at ways of interpreting designs using applique, patchwork, quilting, and hand and machine embroidery. The final section gives guidance on selecting a theme. With the combined talents of two innovative embroiderers, this highly illustrated book is an inspiring source of colour, pattern, design, stitch and texture which will encourage embroiderers to create their own exciting and rewarding pieces.
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Line, Drawing and Mark-making in Textile Art

Author: Gwen Hedley

Publisher: B.T. Batsford

ISBN: 9781906388805

Category: Embroidery

Page: 144

View: 3284

Line is an essential component of textile art. When used effectively, it can convey texture, tone, form, movement and mood. Drawn to Stitch is a practical guide to the uses of line in embroidery and textile art, presented as a structured series of exercises designed to help the reader explore line’s potential and develop their own creativity. It covers line and mark-making tools, materials and processes – including printing and mixed-media techniques – and then moves into stitch, explaining how to interpret different line qualities from crisp and sharp to soft and diffused, from raised and overlaid to recessed and inlaid. Full of inspiring ideas, the book is illustrated with stunning examples of stitched-textile work.
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Ideas and Interpretation

Author: Jan Beaney,Jean Littlejohn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780713489606

Category: Embroidery

Page: 144

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'Stitch Magic' is an animated celebration of the magic of hand stitching by two internationally renowned embroiderers. Using the wide range of fabrics, threads and materials now available, Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn give aspiring and knowledgeable embroiderers alike the inspiration to experiment with the basic hand stitches to create infinite stitch interpretations. Over 100 sumptuous photographs of stitched pieces introduce a breathtaking range of new work by the authors as well as stitching from different cultures and a selection of other contemporary work. These examples are accompanied by detailed captions explaining the working methods. Complete with stitch diagrams showing the different design applications of the stitches and a comprehensive glossary, this is a colourful sourcebook of ideas for embroiderers wanting to exploit the compelling texture of stitch.
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Embroidery techniques inspired by the natural world

Author: Anne Kelly

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849944067

Category: Design

Page: 304

View: 2113

An inspirational guide to using nature in textile art, with step-by-step projects Plants, flowers, gardens, insects and birds are a rich source of inspiration for artists and designers of all kinds. This beautiful guide demonstrates how to get the most out of your surroundings to create original and unique pieces in textiles. Beginning with a chapter on drawing from nature, the book demonstrates how to use sketchbooks and create mood boards to explore your local environment and landscape. The author demonstrates how to make small pieces such as folding books based on observational drawing and stitch. Moving on to a section on floral inspiration, the author shows how to use plants and flowers in your work, from using stencilled flower motifs as embellishment to printing with plants onto fabric and making simple relief prints. Finally, the taking flight chapter demonstrates how to move into three-dimensions and sculptural work with birds and insects made from cloth. Featuring step-by-step projects as well as work from contemporary artists, makers and collaborative groups throughout, this practical and beautiful guide shows how practitioners of all kinds can draw from the natural world for making and inspiration.
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Exploring Colour Through Paper, Print, Fabric, Thread and Stitch

Author: Ruth Issett

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844487455

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 5750

"Ruth Issett is passionate about colour, and in this exciting and vibrant book she explores the use of colour through her work as a textile artist, designer and embroiderer. Her highly practical approach begins with a detailed introduction to the range of colouring media, papers and fabrics available to the contemporary textile arts. She then takes the reader on an inspirational journey through all aspects of colour, including colour mixing; how to achieve intensity, vibrancy, and depth; working with opacity, transparency, and translucency; and colour selection and combination. Throughout the book, Ruth encourages the reader to experiment with and, above all, enjoy colour and the challenges it offers."--Back cover.
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The Art of Fabric Manipulation

Author: Ann Small

Publisher: Textile Artist

ISBN: 9781782213345

Category: Appliqué

Page: 144

View: 4366

Ann Small's imaginative use of cutting and manipulating techniques, and her layering and colouring tricks, makes this your 'go-to' guide for bringing form and texture to your fabric work. This book is a rich resource and reference for textile artists seeking new ideas and who want to experiment with texture and pattern. Clear, close-up images and exciting hot tips help to make layering enjoyable and accessible. All aspects of texture and pattern are explored in this fantastic reference book that will bring new dimensions to your fabric work.
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Dozens of Stitches with Creative Free-Form Variations

Author: Ruth Chandler

Publisher: Landauer Books

ISBN: 9781935726487

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 902

Dozens of stitches with creative free-form variations- starting with the basics stitches
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Author: Helen Parrott

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849940672

Category: Stitches (Sewing)

Page: 128

View: 6707

At its very essence, textile art is about mark-making. As an artist would use a pencil, an embroiderer or quilter can use stitch to make marks on fabric – a fundamental creative act. The making of marks often starts and underpins the entire design process, and a textile artwork is usually made up of repeated stitched marks. This fascinating book shows how marks can be used in textile work, both simple and complex, and explores the crossover between stitch and drawing. Author Helen Parrott is well known for her strongly graphic textile art, which uses marks to stunning visual effect. The book is divided into the types of marks that can be made on fabric, varying in complexity, arrangement and 'feel' – single, grouped, massed, regular, irregular, calligraphic, permanent, transient, and so on. It covers both hand and machine stitch, which make very different types of mark and between them offer limitless potential for mark-making, used both separately and together. It aims to help you take inspiration from the world around you to create marks, develop your own mark-making skills and strengthen your personal creative voice, and is an essential book for any textile artist.
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Transform Fabric with Improvisational Embroidery

Author: Laura Wasilowski

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1617455687

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 68

View: 2894

Dive into Laura’s delightful world of embroidery and learn how to create small, free-form embroidery pieces that are alive with color and texture. With instructions for 21 basic embroidery stitches and 6 projects, all in Laura’s signature colorful, whimsical style, you’ll transform a flat, plain surface into a joyful, design-packed art piece. Stitch on wool, felt, or silk, and enjoy the simple pleasure of slow stitching. Includes a gallery of display ideas, as well as additional ideas for using free-form stitching.
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Creative Stitch Techniques and Inspiring Projects

Author: Joanne Sharpe

Publisher: Interweave Press

ISBN: 9781632502056

Category: Mixed media (Art)

Page: 144

View: 1690

*Learn a variety of machine and hand stitching techniques to embellish mixed media art projects and custom quilting projects *Step-by-step guidance shows artists how to achieve desired results before using these techniques in their own original art *Joanne Sharpe is Interweave's top-selling author of 2014! Her book The Art of Whimsical Lettering has sold more than 32,000 copies since it released in February
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