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Stitch Fabric Thread

Author : Elizabeth Healey
ISBN : 178221285X
Genre : Sewing
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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.

The Hand Stitched Surface

Author : Lynn Krawczyk
ISBN : 9781589239425
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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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"--

Knot Thread Stitch

Author : Lisa Solomon
ISBN : 9781610584142
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 38. 49 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 Constance Howard Book Of Stitches

Author : Constance Howard
ISBN : 0713489383
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 65. 19 MB
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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.

Machine Stitch

Author : Alice Kettle
ISBN : 9780713688689
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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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.

Slow Stitch

Author : Claire Wellesley-Smith
ISBN : 9781849943505
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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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 : 23. 73 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.

Stitch And Structure

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

Three Dimensional Embroidery

Author : Janet Edmonds
ISBN : 0713489650
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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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.

Stitch Magic

Author : Jan Beaney
ISBN : 071348960X
Genre : Embroidery
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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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