using collage techniques in textile art

Author: Mandy Pattullo

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849944172

Category: Design

Page: 300

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Textile artist and surface designer Mandy Pattullo marries fabric with collage techniques to produce beautiful pieces of art. In Textile Collage she shows a fresh way to use scraps and oddments of fabrics to create something unique and personal, while also being economical – perfect for those who have hoarded bits of fabric, trim and memory-filled domestic textiles over the years. Chapter one covers 'Materials': collecting and sourcing fabric including unpicking and storing found fabric. In chapter two, 'Make', Mandy guides you through all the artistic and creative elements that you need to consider to create a beautiful collage. The following chapter 'Portray' looks at piecing together a collaged portrait – human or animal – showing the figurative approach in collage work that includes transfer images and using found photographs. In the chapter 'Worn', the collage technique is used to embellish skirts, jackets and accessories. The final chapter 'Book' looks at the fabric book as a receptacle for textile collage, with a range of approaches and forms explored. This is a wonderful resource for all textilers looking to make the most of the found fabrics they love and fully explore the technique of collage with textiles.
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Author: Lucille Toumi

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581809886

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 2847

Twenty-five appliquéd projects that are suitable to be framed and hung as artwork are presented in a colorful handbook that demonstrates step-by-step techniques and provides a complete list of materials and stitches used in the projects. Original.
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Collagraphy for Textile Artists

Author: Val Holmes

Publisher: B T Batsford Limited

ISBN: 9781849940146

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 9328

Introducing the hottest technique for textile artists today: collagraphy, or printing from collage Packed with hints, tips and exercises exploring how to harness this exciting technique in your own work Illustrated with stunning examples of collagraphy by some of the world's finest textile artists Learn the secrets of one of textile art's most popular techniques: collagraphy. This comprehensive guide from one of Europe's best-known textile artists and teachers contains everything you need to know about the exciting effects you can achieve using the almost endless permutations of collage, stitch and print, and how you can incorporate them into your own stitched-textile work. Includes invaluable information on making a collagraphy plate using embroidery, choosing suitable surfaces for print, combining paper and fabric, embroidering onto prints, and how to work in series. Illustrated throughout with the best examples of contemporary collagraphy in textile art, this book is a fascinating introduction to a technique that could become your latest textile-art passion.
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Cutting Loose Fabric Collage

Author: Susan E. Carlson

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1571208305

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 95

View: 755

Save those scraps! Discover the joy and freedom of creating collage-style quilts without rules and measurements. Get hands-on instruction from an award-winning artist who believes creating with your instincts will produce gorgeous results every time.
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A Creative Journey in Fabric, Paint & Stitch

Author: Deborah Boschert

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1617452858

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 100

View: 3075

Make treasured art quilts from bits of cloth, stitched motifs, and painted details. This visual, step-by-step guide to art quilting shares techniques, checklists, and work-along projects using 8 design guides.
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Using Creative Applique and Embellishments

Author: Joanne Goldstein

Publisher: That Patchwork Place

ISBN: 9781564772633

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 95

View: 7100

Provides ideas for creating pictorial quilts, including choosing fabrics, borders, and embroidery stitches, and offers advice on how to sharpen one's creative skills
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Embroidery techniques inspired by the natural world

Author: Anne Kelly

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849944067

Category: Design

Page: 304

View: 4477

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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Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art

Author: Claire Wellesley-Smith

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849943508

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 3522

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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Personal places, spaces and traces in textile art

Author: Cas Holmes

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849943346

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 4597

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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Combine Photos & Fabric - Create Your Own Mixed-Media Masterpiece

Author: Wen Redmond

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 161745270X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 3689

Create mixed-media art quilts starting from your digital photographs. Wen Redmond teaches you to edit images with software, print them onto fabric, and accentuate them with stitching.
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Materials, Design and Technology

Author: Rose Sinclair

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0857095617

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 894

View: 6695

This major textbook is designed for students studying textiles and fashion at higher and undergraduate level, as well as those needing a comprehensive and authoritative overview of textile materials and processes. The first part of the book reviews the main types of natural and synthetic fibres and their properties. Part two provides a systematic review of the key processes involved first in converting fibres into yarns and then transforming yarns into fabrics. Part three discusses the range of range of finishing techniques for fabrics. The final part of the book looks specifically at the transformation of fabric into apparel, from design and manufacture to marketing. With contributions from leading experts in their fields, this major book provides the definitive one-volume guide to textile manufacture. Provides comprehensive coverage of the types and properties of textile fibres to yarn and fabric manufacture, fabric finishing, apparel production and fashion Focused on the needs of college and undergraduate students studying textiles or fashion courses Each chapter ends with a summary to emphasise key points, a comprehensive self-review section, and project ideas are also provided
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Author: Rebekah Meier

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1607051214

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 6463

Mix It Up with Dozens of Exciting New Ways to Create Mixed-Media Fabric Art. Everything you ever wanted to know about mixed-media fabric collage - the techniques, the supplies, the fun of creating! Learn more than 40 original techniques, each illustrated with step-by-step photos. Find out which products work best for each technique. Test-drive your new skills with 5 small quilt projects. Have you ever melted crayons onto muslin? Painted wool felt with bleach? Heat-embossed quilt batting using lace? Rebekah Meier has, and she shows you how to create fabulous fabric collages with these techniques and many, many more.
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A Spontaneous Approach to Fused Art Quilts

Author: Bethan Ash

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781596688605

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 4010

Explore this groundbreaking book that shows quilters how to create unique and expressive quilts by going beyond conventional patchwork using improvisational collage techniques and fusing. Author Bethan Ash, known for her rich and colorful quilt designs, shows how to use hand and machine stitching as a final embellishment to the quilted piece. Learn to instinctively cut fabric shapes without the use of rulers or templates, layer them on a prepared background, and attach them with fusible web. Once the fabrics are secured by fusing, you're free to use more or less stitching as a final embellishment. In clear, easy-to-follow text, discover invaluable information on methods, materials, techniques, and composition. Illustrated with many of Bethan's quilts and additional examples of state-of-the-art fused quilts from around the world, this book is a visual feast of color and pattern. Artistic influences are evident throughout, from Matisse's bright paper cutouts to pop art and mid-century design. Vibrant Quilt Collage will help you expand the boundaries of art quilting through imagination, inspiration, and fusion.
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Author: Els van Baarle,Cherilyn Martin

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849944768

Category: Design

Page: N.A

View: 4086

An inspirational and practical book on how to interpret and collaborate on different themes in textile art. With foreword by Marie-Therese Wisniowski, who runs Art Quill Studio. This stunning collection showcases the work produced by renowned textile artists Els van Baarle and Cherilyn Martin, and explores how – even when working from the same starting point – textile art can produce a myriad interpretations of shape, form, colour and technique. Els and Cherilyn have chosen six themes for their own starting point, each full of inspiration and artistic potential: Memory (both personal experiences and historical events); Graven (cemetery) images and idols; Books as objects; Pompeii and archaeological excavations; Walls; and Everyday items. For each of the themes the authors have provided a personal interpretation of the work and a description of the techniques they used, along with step-by-step instructions. In the chapter on memory, for example, Cherilyn demonstrates how old fabrics and textiles (which themselves have a unique history all of their own) can be recycled to incorporate your own stitched drawings. Alternatively, Els explores Procion Dye techniques to create colourful and striking fabrics that bear no resemblance to Els work on the same theme. The trend for collaborative textile art is increasing in popularity. This fascinating guide provides a rich seam of inspiration from two renowned artists, exploring how to get the most from your collaborations and produce beautiful and unique work.
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Birds

Author: Rachel Sumner

Publisher: Stitched Textiles

ISBN: 9781844489886

Category: Birds in art

Page: 128

View: 6005

With a comprehensive techniques section, six beautiful step-by-step projects and galleries of inspirational pieces that are vibrant, contemporary, and beautifully executed.
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Learn Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working with Fiber, Including Weaving, Knitting, D

Author: Visnja Popovic,Owyn Ruck

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1610583949

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 627

Explore the world of textile arts, one thread at a time! The Textile Artist’s Studio Handbook is the only book you need for expanding your repertoire of textile crafting and design techniques. This is the go-to guide for the foundations of design and fabrication, glossary of materials, and classic techniques that include weaving, dyeing, painting, and more! Plus, where else can you get behind-the-scenes access to setting up the best home textile studio for you? Inside, you’ll find exploration of basic materials (including fibers, dyes, paints, and other media); visual tutorials for spinning, felting, crochet, weaving, sewing, and quilting; primers for surface decoration techniques such as dyeing, painting, stitching, and screen printing; and patterns and project instructions.
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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: 769

"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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Storytelling through Textiles

Author: Leanne Prain

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press

ISBN: 1551525518

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 272

View: 6196

Strange Material explores the relationship between handmade textiles and storytelling. Through text, the act of weaving a tale or dropping a thread takes on new meaning for those who previously have seen textiles—quilts, blankets, articles of clothing, and more—only as functional objects. This book showcases crafters who take storytelling off the page and into the mediums of batik, stitching, dyeing, fabric painting, knitting, crochet, and weaving, creating objects that bear their messages proudly, from personal memoir and cultural fables to pictorial histories and wearable fictions. Full-color throughout, the book includes chapters on various aspects of textile storytelling, from "Textiles of Protest, Politics, and Power" to "The Fabric of Remembrance"; it also includes specific projects, such as the well-known and profoundly moving Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, as well as poetry mittens, button blankets, and stitched travel diaries. Offbeat, poetic, and subversive, Strange Material will inspire readers to re-imagine the possibilities of creating through needle and fabric. Leanne Prain is the co-author (with Mandy Moore) of Yarn Bombing, now in its third printing, and the author of Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery. A professional graphic designer, Leanne holds degrees in creative writing, art history, and publishing.
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Sketch, Fuse, Quilt!

Author: Sue Bleiweiss

Publisher: Interweave Press

ISBN: 9781620336922

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 9728

Easy-to-master techniques for creating vibrant art quilts and colorful accessories. Colorful Fabric Collage walks the reader through the techniques that renowned quilter Sue Bleiweiss uses to create her colorful, vibrant art quilts. Readers will learn easy fusing techniques that serve as the basis for her design, along with ideas for keeping and using a sketchbook, hand-dyeing fabric, and adding further embellishments. Offering techniques and projects, Colorful Fabric Collage leads readers through the steps to successfully design, fuse, and quilt 14 projects based on Sue's signature style. Sue inspires readers to tap into their own creativity by encouraging them to personalize each project with uniquely meaningful images. They are invited to draw on the project pattern drawings and then encouraged to sketch their own quilt designs from scratch. They'll also be emboldened by the easy-to-master techniques for sketching quilt designs, fusing layers of fabric into a collage, and embellishing and finishing each piece in a clever way.
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