stitch fabric thread an inspirational guide for creative stitchers

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Knot Thread Stitch

Author : Lisa Solomon
ISBN : 9781610584142
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 58. 8 MB
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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

Author : Lynn Krawczyk
ISBN : 9781589239425
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 27. 18 MB
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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"--

Sew Wild

Author : Alisa Burke
ISBN : 9781620333204
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 77. 24 MB
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Liberate your sewing and mixed media with Sew Wild! Sew Wild gives you the green light to make great surface design and mixed media art by breaking the rules and showing you there is no right or wrong way of creating. Enjoy the unlimited freedom and possibilities of color, pattern, and customizable fabric. Get wild with printing, painting, drawing, stenciling, and other surface design methods. Explore unique design materials such as plastic bags, photographs, and cardboard. Inside Sew Wild you'll find 12 simple sewing projects to make colorful, wearable, and hip designs, including a stunning wall quilt, adorable hats for kids or adults, a pretty wreath, cuff bracelets, and a modern ruffled apron. Influenced by graffiti, collages, and nature, Alisa Burke shares more than 20 mixed-media and stitching techniques to transform fabric from boring to exploding with color and pattern. By freely exploring and combining many techniques with no restrictions, you'll develop the skills to make an infinite variety of handmade fabrics at a fraction of the cost of commercial prints. Whether you're already a rule-breaker or you're looking to improvise, grab Sew Wild and learn how to create fabric and designs that explode with color, pattern, and soul.

Slow Stitch

Author : Claire Wellesley-Smith
ISBN : 9781849943505
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 38. 90 MB
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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.

A Complete Guide To Creative Embroidery

Author : Jan Braney
ISBN : 9781849942270
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 59. 98 MB
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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.

The Complete Photo Guide To Textile Art

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ISBN : 9781610596190
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Hand Stitch Perspectives

Author : Alice Kettle
ISBN : 140812341X
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 85. 5 MB
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The companion volume to Machine Stitch, Hand Stitch is an essential read and reference for any textiles student, practicing embroiderer, designer and artist. Together these two titles form the significant and substantial references on current stitch practice. Each chapter is written by an established maker, embroiderer, artist or academic and discusses hand stitch from a different perspective. Wonderful illustrations of artistic hand stitch, both contemporary and historical, demonstrate this diverse and intimate craft in detail. The contributors draw upon important collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester, and the rich archive held by Manchester School of Art in this extensively researched and beautifully presented volume.

Stitch And Structure

Author : Jean Draper
ISBN : 1849941211
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 66. 21 MB
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Provides instructions for creating two- and three-dimensional textile art using a variety of stitching techniques.

Stitch Stories

Author : Cas Holmes
ISBN : 9781849943345
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 58. 39 MB
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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.

Three Dimensional Embroidery

Author : Janet Edmonds
ISBN : 0713489650
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 24. 74 MB
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The world is three-dimensional—why not embroidery? Creating three-dimensional embroidery for use on clothing and as unique accessories, or simply as stunning artwork, has become one of the hottest trends in the textile arts. The complete design and construction process is detailed here—from the initial drawing board sketch to the finished bags, boxes, or other artwork—with all the various stitches and steps illustrated in 90 color photographs. The instructions cover everything from the basics of creating raised geometric shapes to advanced freeform work and tucking, folding and coiling fabric to adding beads and other personalized touches, as well as multiple joinery techniques and a range of clever finishing methods.

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