Stitch, Fabric & Thread

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.

Knot Thread Stitch

Exploring Creativity through Embroidery and Mixed Media
Author: Lisa Solomon
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1610584147
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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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.

The Hand-Stitched Surface

Slow Stitching and Mixed-media Techniques for Fabric and Paper
Author: Lynn Krawczyk
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
ISBN: 1589239423
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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"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"--

Machine Stitch

Perspectives
Author: Alice Kettle,Jane McKeating
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0713688688
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 224
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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.

Stitch and Structure

Design and Technique in Two- and Three-Dimensional Textiles
Author: Jean Draper
Publisher: Batsford
ISBN: 9781849941211
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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Provides instructions for creating two- and three-dimensional textile art using a variety of stitching techniques.

The Art of the Needle

Designing in Fabric and Thread
Author: Jan Beaney
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Embroidery
Page: 128
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Presents a gallery of original needlecraft ideas, covering all techniques, with instructions and guidance to inspire confidence and creativity

A Complete Guide to Creative Embroidery

Designs, Textures, Stitches
Author: Jan Braney
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1849942277
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 300
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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.

Stitch Stories

Personal places, spaces and traces in textile art
Author: Cas Holmes
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1849943346
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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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.

Painting with Stitches


Author: Sue Dove
Publisher: David Porteous Editions
ISBN: 9781870586467
Category: Embroidery
Page: 128
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For novices and seasoned needleworkers alike, this book guides crafters through the process of creating stunning works of art using a needle as a paintbrush and a vibrant collection of threads as a palette. Needleworkers are shown how to achieve the visual effects that combine the rich texture of tapestry with the dynamic color and composition of paintings. Step-by-step instructions for performing a simple satin stitch are provided, followed by advice for using hand drawings and a collage technique to develop ideas into finished embroidered pieces that retain the spontaneity of the original concepts. A gallery includes examples of portraits, creatures, landscapes, flowers, and abstract designs, all accompanied by line drawing patterns so needleworkers can try their hands at re-creating them as projects or samplers.

Surfaces for Stitch

Plastics, Films, Fabric
Author: Gwen Hedley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780713489071
Category: Embroidery
Page: 144
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This is a book for embroiderers who are interested in developing new and exciting surfaces for stitch. In eight main sections, materials such as polythene and cellophane, as well as fibrous films, adhesive webbing, foams and puff paint, are combined with fabric and thread to provide innovative and inspirational work. The book covers : various techniques , including fusing and bonding, laminating and layering, manipulating and moulding'recipe' format with clear step-by-step explanations of the various processes – ideas for further extending and developing skills a 'Stitch Reference' sections providing detailed guidance on the stitching techniques

Flowers


Author: Bobby Britnell
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 9781844487318
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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"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.

The Constance Howard Book of Stitches


Author: Constance Howard
Publisher: Batsford
ISBN: 9780713489385
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 140
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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.

Stupendous Stitching

How to Make Fun and Fabulous Fiber Art
Author: Carol Waugh
Publisher: Xcellent Marketing Press
ISBN: 9780972892636
Category: Art quilts
Page: 64
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The Magic of Embroidery


Author: Julia Caprara
Publisher: B T Batsford Limited
ISBN: 9780713462272
Category: Art
Page: 144
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The authors of this book investigate the patterns, imagery and symbols of stitching through history to show how they can be interpreted in embroidery techniques today. Topics covered include embroidery used for narrative and magical purposes, for clothing and fashion, in interior design, in imagery, and in the use of nature and natural forms. Each topic is illustrated with drawings and embroidery samples, both historical and contemporary in origin. This book is designed to be of interest to emroiderers, City and Guilds students as well as anyone interested in art and embroidery history.

A Passion for Colour

Exploring Colour Through Paper, Print, Fabric, Thread and Stitch
Author: Ruth Issett
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 9781844487455
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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"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.

Drawn to Stitch

Line, Drawing and Mark-making in Textile Art
Author: Gwen Hedley
Publisher: B.T. Batsford
ISBN: 9781906388805
Category: Embroidery
Page: 144
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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.

Mark-Making in Textile Art


Author: Helen Parrott
Publisher: Batsford
ISBN: 9781849940672
Category: Stitches (Sewing)
Page: 128
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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.

Stitch Magic

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.

Modern Hand Stitching

Dozens of Stitches with Creative Free-Form Variations
Author: Ruth Chandler
Publisher: Landauer Books
ISBN: 9781935726487
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 112
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Dozens of stitches with creative free-form variations- starting with the basics stitches