Drawn to Stitch

Drawn to Stitch
Author : Gwen Hedley
Publisher : Batsford
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2010-10-04
ISBN 10 : 1906388806
ISBN 13 : 9781906388805
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drawn to Stitch Book Description:

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.

Stitch Draw

Stitch Draw
Author : Rosie James
Publisher : Batsford
Total Pages : 300
Release : 2015-04-16
ISBN 10 : 9781849943062
ISBN 13 : 1849943060
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stitch Draw Book Description:

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.

Beginner s Guide to Drawn Thread Embroidery

Beginner s Guide to Drawn Thread Embroidery
Author : Kate Haxell
Publisher : David and Charles
Total Pages :
Release : 2018-04-01
ISBN 10 : 9781446377512
ISBN 13 : 1446377512
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beginner s Guide to Drawn Thread Embroidery Book Description:

Learn the basic stitches and essential techniques to create beautiful drawn thread embroidery with this comprehensive guide. Every stitch has clear step-by-step instructions and is accompanied by coloured diagrams, making it easy to create impressive embroidered designs. This short book also includes instructions for two projects--a delicate scarf and a pretty laundry bag.

Drawn Fabric Embroidery

Drawn Fabric Embroidery
Author : Agnes M. Leach
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Total Pages : 118
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : 9780486418094
ISBN 13 : 048641809X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drawn Fabric Embroidery Book Description:

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

Fragmentation and Repair

Fragmentation and Repair
Author : Shelley Rhodes
Publisher : Batsford
Total Pages : 144
Release : 2021-08-05
ISBN 10 : 1849946108
ISBN 13 : 9781849946100
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fragmentation and Repair Book Description:

Explore two essential textile-art concepts with leading artist Shelley Rhodes. Fragmentation and repair are two of the biggest buzzwords in textile and mixed-media art, and in this fascinating and beautiful book renowned artist Shelley Rhodes explores both concepts, with a wealth of fresh ideas, practical advice and inspiring examples from her own work and from embroiderers around the world, including Debbie Lyddon and Alice Fox. Fragmentation lies at the heart of Shelley’s work, and she shows how she deconstructs and reassembles cloth, paper and objects to create new pieces, incorporating found objects and materials she has collected over the years to add a personal note. She covers using salvaged and recycled materials, repurposing household items, and methods of distressing and manipulating surfaces by burning, piercing, rust-dyeing and even composting. She also shows how larger pieces of work can be cut up and the components worked on individually to form a series of smaller works with strong visual impact. Special attention is given to darning and patching, traditionally seen simply as ways to prolong the life of garments but now appreciated as meaningful and decorative techniques in their own right, and Shelley also investigates the Japanese concepts of wabi-sabi (finding beauty in imperfection) and mottainai (using every last scrap), both of which constantly inform her work. This beautifully illustrated book is the ideal companion for any textile artist wanting to bring notions of fragility, fragmentation and repair into their own work.

A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion

A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion
Author : Mary Brooks Picken
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Total Pages : 448
Release : 2013-07-24
ISBN 10 : 9780486141602
ISBN 13 : 0486141608
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion Book Description:

Compendium defines over 10,000 words associated with wearing apparel and fashion. From bateau necklines to trilbys and vamps, words are grouped alphabetically according to dress parts, fabrics, and other style categories. Over 750 illustrations.

Mary Thomas s Embroidery Book

Mary Thomas s Embroidery Book
Author : Mary Thomas
Publisher : Read Books Ltd
Total Pages : 322
Release : 2013-04-16
ISBN 10 : 9781473389953
ISBN 13 : 147338995X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mary Thomas s Embroidery Book Book Description:

This early work is a fascinating read for any sewing enthusiast or historian. Its 304 pages are extensively illustrated with diagrams, drawings and photographs forming a complete how-to guide to embroidery that is thoroughly recommended for the shelf of all handicraft lovers. Contents Include: Preface; Acknowledgments; Types of Embroidery: Appliqué Embroidery; Assisi Cross Stitch Embroidery; Black Work; Broderie Anglaise; Canvas Embroidery; Cords, Fringes and Tassels; Couching, Laid and Gold Work; Cross Stitch Embroidery; Cut Work; Darning on Fabric; Double Running; Drawn Fabric Work; Drawn Thread Work; Filet Darning; Florentine Embroidery; Hardanger Embroidery; Hedebo Embroidery; Initials and Monograms; Jacobean Embroidery; Mountmellick Embroidery; Needleweaving; Net Embroidery; Patchwork; Quilting; Samplers; Seams, hems and Faggotting; Shadow Work; Smocking; Stump Work; Tapestry; Technical Hints; List of Illustrations. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Samplers and Stitches

Samplers and Stitches
Author : Grace Christie
Publisher :
Total Pages : 152
Release : 1950
ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924090151477
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Samplers and Stitches Book Description:

Transactions

Transactions
Author : Homoeopathic Medical Society of the State of New York
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1884
ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044103006904
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transactions Book Description: