Stitched Textiles

Birds are an enduring theme in art and textile work and this book will appeal to any textile artist interested in exploring their design possibilities.

Author: Rachel Sumner

Publisher: Stitched Textiles

ISBN: 1844489884

Category: Birds in art

Page: 128

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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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Stitched Textiles Nature

When I look back through my work, both textile and ceramic, I am always surprised by how many birds it features. It wasn't until I made my artists' book, The Stone Bird, that I realized quite how important they are to me.

Author: Redfern

Publisher: Search Press Limited

ISBN: 9781781264829

Category: Art

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Stitched Textiles the Natural World

"This book...explains how you can create your own works inspired by the ocean, the rainforest, botany, birds and animals.

Author: Stephanie Redfern

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 1782214526

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Page: 128

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An inspiring step-by-step guide to creating contemporary textile artworks themed on nature. Stitched Textiles: The Natural World is the fourth title in this successful theme-based series. It contains an extensive section on techniques, featuring step-by-step guides to machine- and hand-stitching, attaching embellishments and found objects to your work; painting and printing on fabrics including cotton, silk and Khadi paper; and using objects found in nature, such as leaves, to make unique and iconic prints. The book includes four inspirational projects based on different facets of the natural world: Ocean, Rainforest, Botany, Birds and Animals. Stitched Textiles: The Natural World also features examples of the author, Steph Redfern's own intricate and detailed works based on nature, exploring the means by which the pieces have been created, and the wonderful stories behind Steph's journey as an artist. The wealth of information and visual stimuli in Stitched Textiles: The Natural World is intended to inspire the reader to create their own works inspired by nature, beginning by exploring the use of sketchbooks and study pages, progressing to picking out iconic elements from sketches and photographs, and eventually assembling a stunning, personal piece of stitched textile work on fabric or on cotton-blend Khadi paper, applying handstitch in metallic threads, or machine stitch in whimsical and beautiful patterns, and embellishing with natural beads or found objects.
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Stitch Fabric Thread

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Author: Elizabeth Healey

Publisher: SearchPress+ORM

ISBN: 9781781266939

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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A beautiful sewing reference guide full of exercises designed to inspire great ideas and motivate readers of all skill levels to create. 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. Elizabeth Healey’s approach to sewing is that it should be fun, and not like a chore or an exam we need to excel in. Her aim is to simply encourage you to pick up a needle and thread and get sewing! The exercises draw inspiration from around the world: create corded works of art inspired by Milton Glaser’s iconic Bob Dylan poster; craft bold embroidered African masks; layer up and cut away to make 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 needle lace. Packed with stitch galleries and bursting with slow sewing ideas, 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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Stitched Textiles Landscapes

The birds, especially robins, love to hop in and out of the huge ivy bush which overlaps the roof. My granddaughters pick blackberries from the brambles at the side of the shed. I used blue and white space-dyed cotton for the sky and ...

Author: Matthews

Publisher: Search Press Limited

ISBN: 9781781263082

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

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Stitched Textiles Animals

Mrs Bertimus. IHRE Blackbirds and Winter Berries 43.5 x 35cm ( 17 x 1334in ) 47 | 49. Going further The unfinished piece shown to the right is.

Author: Mrs Bertimus

Publisher: Search Press Limited

ISBN: 9781781267899

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Embroidered Treasures Birds

This fantastic book showcases the prestigious Embroiderers' Guild's huge collection of embroidered birds through the ages.

Author: Annette Collinge

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 1782211322

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Page: 128

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Unprecedented access to the prestigious Embroiderers' Guild's huge collection of embroidered birds through the ages, complete with detailed comments about each piece. This fantastic book showcases the Embroiderers' Guild's huge collection of embroidered birds through the ages. Featuring photographs taken especially for the book, items are shown in full and also with detail images to show off the birds at their best. These wonderful embroidered treasures are as varied as wall hangings, dresses, bridal bags and samplers, some of which date back to the seventeenth century. The images are shown with extended captions giving the country of origin, age, size and the embroidery techniques employed to make them. Now housed in the Bucks County Museum (UK), the collection hails from countries such as China, Japan, North America, Spain, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Norway and Switzerland. This books represents an opportunity to see fabulous embroideries that are rarely seen in public.
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Stitch Stories

Everyday stitched textiles for domestic use, where they have survived, remind us of our family connections. ... of which few survive, contained complex decorative motifs such as flowers, animals, birds, beasts and angels, ...

Author: Cas Holmes

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849943345

Category: Design

Page: 363

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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.
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Connecting Design To Stitch

Images from nature have dominated themes in stitched textiles and other art forms for hundreds of years. ... Bring together a collection of your own photographs from nature – flowers, birds, butterflies, trees or rock formations.

Author: Sandra Meech

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849940771

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 300

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Celebrated quilt artist Sandra Meech's last book, Connecting Art to Stitch, explored the ways in which fine-art concepts can be taken into stitch to make outstanding pieces of quilt art. In this exciting new title, the author turns her attention to the rules of design, and how they can be harnessed and broken to inform your quilt-art work. You will learn how to recognise good design, and the immutable rules all designers need to know. The author's signature practical workshops and exercises help you translate these rules into your own textile work, stimulating your creativity and encouraging you to explore new textures, materials, techniques and compositions. Detailed analyses of textile artists' work provide a breakdown of how design rules can be applied. Illustrated with a wealth of inspirational images from the world's best quilt and textile artists, this beautiful book is a must-buy for everyone who wants to create better textile art.
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