Drawn to Stitch

Line, Drawing, and Mark-Making in Textile Art

Author: Gwen Hedley

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781596682337

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Line is an essential component of all textile and surface art. When used effectively, line and mark-making convey texture, tone, form, movement, and mood. With Drawn to Stitch by your side, learn creative uses of line in embroidery and textile art. Artist and teacher Gwen Hedley shares a series of exercises designed to explore line's potential as well as develop your creativity. Drawn to Stitch also covers line and mark-making tools, materials, and processes, including printing and mixed-media techniques. Gwen explores stitch, explaining how to interpret different line qualities from crisp and sharp to soft and diffused and from raised and overlaid to recessed and inlaid. Full of inspiring ideas, Drawn to Stitch is illustrated with stunning examples of stitched-textile work from leading artists.
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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.
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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
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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.
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From Image to Stitch

Author: Maggie Grey

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9781906388027

Category: Design

Page: 125

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This book is about taking an image- a drawing, painting, digital photograph, computer design or photocopy- and, using simple methods, turning it into a piece of textile art. The author takes you through a variety of techniques for creating the image, such as scanning mixed-media artwork and digital photographs, or using imaging software to create exciting patterns and effects. No technical knowledge is required to use this book, as it offers easy-to-follow instructions, and the materials, technology and equipment are all readily available. But at the centre of the book lies the use of stitch. Having produced the image and transferred it to fabric, the next step is to enhance it with hand or machine embroidery. Innovative methods, both in the image transfer and the stitch, are simplified and broken down into the easy stages. Throughout the book, inspirational ideas are offered to get your creativity going. From books to bangles, panels, bags and vessels, the book offers all textile artists ideas to expand their creative work.
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Hand Stitch, Perspectives

Author: Alice Kettle,Jane McKeating

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408123416

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 224

View: 2867

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.
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Simple Gifts to Stitch

30 Elegant and Easy Projects

Author: Jocelyn Worrall

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 9780307347565

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 3931

Introduces an innovative selection of personalized gift ideas for every occasion, featuring thirty modern stitching projects that take no more than a few hours to complete, ranging from a modern apron for a housewarming to a terrycloth rattle for a baby shower, accompanied by a host of inspirational ideas and expert advice for crafters of all skill levels. Original. 15,000 first printing.
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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.
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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.
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Knot Thread Stitch

Exploring Creativity Through Embroidery and Mixed Media

Author: Lisa Solomon

Publisher: Quarry

ISBN: 1592537723

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.
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Sketchbook Explorations

for mixed-media and textile artists

Author: Shelley Rhodes

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849944809

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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A practical and inspirational guide to help embroiderers and textile artists make the most of sketchbooks to inform their creative work. The artist’s sketchbook offers an exciting platform to explore a host of mixed media techniques. Using a combination of paper, textiles, found objects, pencil, ink and paint, Shelley Rhodes shows how a sketchbook can act as an illustrated diary, a visual catalogue of a journey or experience or as a starting point for more developed work. Whether out on location or in the studio, Rhodes explores every stage of the creative process, from initial inspiration to overcoming the fear of a blank page, manipulating paper and images and incorporating ‘found’ objects to build a sketchbook that is both beautiful and inspiring. Sketchbook Explorations is the ideal companion for everyone from the beginner to the more experienced artist looking for exciting techniques to expand their repertoire in mixed media. The book explores: Why work in sketchbooks? The importance and joy of working in a sketchbook. Ways of recording and investigating ideas that inspire. Techniques in mixed media from found objects and layers to three-dimensional sketching. Creating on location. Using electronic devices to develop ideas.
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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.
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Free-Form Embroidery with Judith Baker Montano

Transforming Traditional Stitches into Fiber Art

Author: Judith Baker Montano

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1607055732

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Bestselling author Judith Baker Montano is back with a new comprehensive stitch guide that will take you beyond traditional embroidery. She’ll show you how to create stunning landscapes and seascapes by applying fine art principles to your fabrics, threads, and fibers. Learn how to use these materials with other embellishments to convey lifelike trees, flowers, ocean corals, and more with 60 stitches and 67 stitch combinations. Learn artistic embroidery techniques for building layers, creating dimension and perspective, and blending shapes—translate your favorite snapshot of any landscape or seascape into fiber art!
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A Manual of Home-Making

Author: N.A

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429012412

Category: Cooking

Page: 704

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This 1919 work is an essential reference guide to all aspects of household management. Compiled by Martha Van Rensselaer, the first woman to be given a full professorship at Cornell University, along with Flora Rose and Helen Canon, this book provides the home maker with detailed instructions on planning meals, home decor, home architecture, and all aspects of sewing.
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Painting with Stitches

Author: Sue Dove

Publisher: David Porteous Editions

ISBN: 9781870586467

Category: Embroidery

Page: 128

View: 4822

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.
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Super-cute Felt Animals

35 delightfully dainty projects to stitch

Author: Laura Howard

Publisher: CICO Books

ISBN: 9781782490586

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Laura Howard brings you another collection of super-cute felt creations, concentrating on the animal world. Following on from the success of Super-Cute Felt, she has drawn together a whole host of new ideas for fun creations, including fish, birds, and animals, from the woodland to the sea, the farmyard and your home. Woodland creatures include a crafty fox and her cute cubs, a sweet hedgehog, and extras such as a toadstool and acorns to complete the woodland scene. Go on a felt safari to see lions with golden manes, zebras, and hippos that you can recreate in colorful fabric. From under the sea, there are whales, seahorses, and jellyfish, along with a set of fish and their fry, with sequins for scales. On the farm, cows, pigs, and ducks are joined by a chicken and chicks, while in the garden, there’s everything from insects to frogs and birds to be made. Pets are included—from rabbits to guinea pigs, plus a dog and puppies. There are projects for all skill levels, and each design has clear, illustrated step-by-step instructions. If you need to learn a stitch, there’s a helpful techniques section, and there are lots of tips and tricks to make your animal creations really look special. With Super-Cute Felt Animals, you’ll soon be able to make a wonderful menagerie, to keep for yourself, or to give as gifts to your friends.
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Stitch Draw

Design and technique for figurative stitching

Author: Rosie James

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849945110

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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A guide to figurative stitching in textile art, with techniques and tips. Figurative stitch is soaring in popularity. In this guide, textile artist Rosie James shares ideas and techniques on using the sewing machine's needle and thread almost as a pencil. The book covers: How to set up your machine; How to tackle drawing (with exercises that will help even those who are afraid to put pen to paper); Transferring drawing to cloth, working with transparency, different surfaces and adding fabrics and colour; Photography, with details on using photographs in textiles; Putting it all together with layering images, playing with scale, repetition and composition. Tips and advise throughout will show textile artists how to expand their repertoire and how to use figurative stitch to really showcase their creativity. Illustrated throughout with stitch drawings by Rosie James and other leading artists, this is a welcome paperback edition that will inspire both professionals and those new to stitching.
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The Stitching Book

A Step-by-step Guide to Surface Stitching Techniques

Author: Patricia Bage,Ruth Chamberlin,Jill Carter,Clare Hanham

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844487196

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 272

View: 9824

A guide to surface stitching provides step-by-step photographs and diagrams covering a variety of stitches and techniques for silk shading, crewel, mountmellick, stumpwork, hardanger, blackwork, drawn thread, and goldwork.
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Fearless Drawing

Illustrated Adventures for Overcoming Artistic Adversity

Author: Kerry Lemon

Publisher: Quarry

ISBN: 1592539165

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Fearless Drawing is a fun and beautiful book exploring how to rediscover the joy of drawing. There is a terrific fear attached to drawing, a frozen panic, a cry of “I can’t draw!” Embark on 22 adventures to re-ignite the profound joy and artistic passion of drawing for every reader. Author Kerry Lemon uses a wide range of exercises and encouraging guidance to allow the reader to fall in love with the process of physically creating marks and shapes across a page. Only by enjoying the process will you begin to draw regularly, and of course, lots of drawing leads to lots of improvement! DIV /divDIVAs young children, we all draw naturally and confidently, but in time many of us start to doubt their ability and fear the blank white page. Fearless Drawing offers a chance to be inspired to experiment, to discover or recover your own drawing voice. These simple and helpful exercises are designed to create a new relationship with your drawing, a chance to reconnect and appreciate your personal drawn line and find the unique marks that only your hand makes. /divDIV /divFearless Drawing helps you find happiness through the new way you view the world and observe surroundings. Enjoy the freedom and power to create, escape, relax, indulge and explore!
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Sewing Tales to Stitch and Love

18 Toy Patterns for the Storytelling Sewist

Author: Kerry Goulder

Publisher: KP Craft

ISBN: 9781440235191

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Sew me a story, and you will see a whimsical world come to be! A young dolphin heads to open seas for the very first time. Curious gnomes seek adventure in a wooded wonderland. A dazzling hot-air balloon promises breathtaking sights to those ready to ride. Bring these and other charming characters and their stories to life through the magic of needle and thread! Inside Sewing Tales to Stitch and Love is an irresistible collection of sewn and stuffed toys that all ages will love. Delightful and durable, these once-upon-a-time creations are made to be played with endlessly and cherished forever after!
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