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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Stitch Draw

Sketching and drawing in stitch and textile art

Author: Rosie James

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849943060

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 300

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A guide to figurative stitching with the sewing machine - using the thread and needle almost as a pencil. A look that is growing in popularity, figurative stitch work needs some guidance and a leading exponent of the style reveals the basics but also how to expand your repertoire to really showcase your creativity. 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. Stunning work by Rosie James and other textile artists who work with figurative stitch are featured throughout the book.
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The Principles of Knitting

Author: June Hemmons Hiatt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451688415

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 736

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Now featuring new instructions, new illustrations, and new information, The Principles of Knitting—beloved by knitters everywhere and one of the most requested out-of-print books for years—finally gets the revision that fans have been clamoring for! A treasured guide beloved by knitters everywhere, the classic book The Principles of Knitting is finally available again in a fully revised and updated edition. This is the definitive book on knitting techniques, with valuable information for everyone from beginners to experienced knitters. June Hiatt presents not only a thorough, thoughtful approach to the craft, but also a passion for carrying on the art of knitting to future generations. She has repeatedly tested the various techniques and presents them with clear, easy-to-follow instructions—as well as an explanation of what each one can contribute to your knitting. Informed by decades of experience and thousands of hours of practice, this comprehensive resource offers a variety of ways to approach every skill and technique and offers solutions that can help solve the most challenging aspects of any knitting project. The Principles of Knitting has been totally rewritten—new instructions, new illustrations, and new information. While the basics of knitting have not changed much, June’s understanding of the material has deepened over the last twenty-five years, and she’s eager to share what she has learned with the knitting world. In addition, the book has been reorganized to make it easier to use and has a gorgeous new design. Reading The Principles of Knitting is like having a knitting mentor by your side who can answer any knitting question you have in an honest, intelligent, informed manner.
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Crocheting in Plain English

The Only Book any Crocheter Will Ever Need

Author: Maggie Righetti

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466869925

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

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The definitive classic on crocheting for years, the first edition of Crocheting in Plain English equipped readers with easy-to-follow, friendly advice on creating their dream crochets. A lifelong crocheting teacher and designer, Maggie Righetti offered both basic principles and step-by-step instructions to get crocheters started and to perfect their techniques. In this latest edition, completely updated and revised for today's crocheter, Righetti dispenses more of her invaluable wisdom, covering virtually everything you need to know about crochet, including: * Selecting threads and yarns * Determining gauge * Working with the right tools * How to interpret patterns and instructions * Increasing and decreasing stitches * How to fix mistakes * Basic stitches (chain, double, treble, slip) * Sixteen different fabric pattern stitches * Assembling the finished product * How to block, clean, and care for crocheted articles * And much, much more! Each technique is illustrated with clear drawings, charts, or photos. Complete with a new introduction and a detailed glossary of crochet terms, Crocheting in Plain English is one sourcebook no crocheter should do without.
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Irish Crochet

Technique and Projects

Author: Priscilla Publishing Co

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486247058

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 48

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This excellent turn-of-the-century introduction to Irish crochet is a well-planned guide to all levels of skill and experience. The work includes step-by-step, illustrated directions for dozens of classic motifs, borders, and medallions — plus ways to combine them into bonnets, purses, gowns, and other clothing and accessories. 117 black-and-white illustrations.
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Drawn Fabric Embroidery

Author: Agnes M. Leach

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048641809X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 118

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Introducing for novices the art of this decorative needlework also known as "pulled work". Instructions offer a clear, comprehensive over view of the art.
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Mary Thomas's Embroidery Book

Author: Mary Thomas

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486245306

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

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This comprehensive survey of the traditional embroidery arts covers everything from appliqué to smocking. Over thirty different types of traditional needlework are introduced, including black work, cut work, Hardanger embroidery, Jacobean embroidery, patchwork, quilting, and more. Instructions. Helpful hints on materials and equipment. 421 black-and-white illustrations.
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Cuddle Quilts for Little Girls and Boys

Author: Debbie Mumm

Publisher: Leisure Arts

ISBN: 1601407890

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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Welcome and nurture those precious little ones by creating quilts, crafts, and decor for nurseries and toddler rooms. Designer Debbie Mumm helps you release your inner child and cuddle up the kids with more than 50 fun projects. Themes include Moon & Stars, Zigzag Zoo, Silly Safari, and lots more. For little girls, there are sweet bed quilts, a headboard, and bedside lamps in sugar and spice themes like butterflies, hearts, and flowers. Because growing boys gravitate towards snips and snails, cars and trucks, frogs and boats, you can fill his room with a clever organizer, playful twin bed quilt, and a painted toy chest in bright primary colors. And since time moves fast when children are young, these projects are designed to be quick and easy! Debbie Mumm's Cuddle Quilts for Little Girls and Boys (Leisure Arts #4541)
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