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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"--

The Art Of Whimsical Stitching

Author : Joanne Sharpe
ISBN : 9781632502056
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 34. 23 MB
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Paint, Stitch, Play! In The Art of Whimsical Stitching, bestselling author and teacher Joanne Sharpe shares her favorite, go-to methods for creating exuberant stitch art. If you're a sewer or quilter, you'll take your stitching in a new direction with paints, markers, and dyes. If you're a mixed-media artist, you'll learn to embellish your work with stitching. Follow step-by-step instructions and photos demonstrating a dozen inspiring techniques, including collage, stenciling, free-motion stitching, fused applique lettering, needle felting, doodle machine and hand embroidery, and more! Then, transform your custom fabric into playful pillows and bags, art quilts, journals, and other fun and funk-tional projects. Joanne's whimsical artwork and a "sketchbook" of designs you can adapt for your own work round out this colorful, inspirational guide.

Slow Stitch

Author : Claire Wellesley-Smith
ISBN : 9781849943505
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 35. 57 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.

Reclaimed Textiles

Author : Kim Thittichai
ISBN : 1849941289
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 43. 31 MB
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A guide to creating striking textile artwork includes coverage of thrifty, green and heritage techniques while explaining how to incorporate bits of paper, fabric, plastic and packaging for effective results, providing coverage of approaches ranging from collage to rag-rugging.

Intentional Printing

Author : Lynn Krawczyk
ISBN : 9781620335185
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 58. 7 MB
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Draw, stamp, screen print, and more to create gorgeous art cloth! Intentional Printing walks you through a two-part approach to fabric design. Author Lynn Krawczyk starts by showing you how to develop your own distinct printing style by first identifying the colors, themes, and processes that speak to you and then using those ideas repeatedly to explore your furthest possibilities. At the same time, Lynn urges you to think beyond simply printing fabric and consider how the finished cloth will be used. She demonstrates a variety of printing, stamping, painting, and color techniques, encouraging you to identify what draws you back again and again and to push your personal themes as far as possible. Using examples of her work, Lynn then shows how she adapts her own preferred imagery to projects, explaining what works and what does not. You emerge with a solid knowledge of basic printing techniques, an understanding of how to apply them for maximum impact, and an appreciation of your own personal creative voice.

Art Quilt Collage

Author : Deborah Boschert
ISBN : 9781617452857
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 27. 26 MB
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Make treasured art quilts from bits of cloth, stitched motifs, and painted details. This visual, step-by-step guide to art quilting shares techniques, checklists, and work-along projects using 8 design guides.

Stitch Stories

Author : Cas Holmes
ISBN : 9781849943345
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 73. 6 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.

Modern Hand Stitching

Author : Ruth Chandler
ISBN : 193572648X
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 56. 13 MB
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Dozens of stitches with creative free-form variations- starting with the basics stitches

Stitch Fibre Metal And Mixed Media

Author : Alysn Midgelow-Marsden
ISBN : 1844487628
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 52. 32 MB
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"Alysn Midgelow-Marsden shows how to use both textile-based and mixed media techniques to create beautiful artworks featuring various forms of metal. There are seven stunning projects including a memory lampshade, bauble pods, decorative panels and a cover for a tablet device"--Page 4 of cover.

Inspiration Kantha

Author : Anna Hergert
ISBN : 0764353578
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 59. 32 MB
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Kanthas, embroidered fabrics traditionally created by the women of northern India and Bangladesh, capture culture, history, and stitching creativity in their layers of repurposed old cloth. This book reveals the beauty in kantha's simplicity--it is based on simple running stitch--and offers step-by-step instructions that enable today's textile artists to enjoy it. Kanthas were originally created from threadbare clothing to rejuvenate it. The used fabrics were layered, then embellished with motifs and themes from nature, everyday life, and spirituality. This guide leads you through the layering of fabrics, transfer of imagery, and the stitching itself. There are handy motif patterns, instructions on how to begin a personal kantha reference library, and more. Both simple and complex projects, appealing to beginners and expert stitchers, get you started, and a colorful gallery of kantha work is included to inspire you.

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