"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"--
Hand Sewing Magic is an essential reference to all things stitching, featuring how-tos for dozens of stitches, from the basics for sewing and mending to stunning embroidered embellishment. Hand Sewing Magic is a modern, all-in-one guide for hand stitchers of all levels of skill and experience, and for all applications. In this unique guide book you will: Get an in-depth overview of essential tools and materials, including thread, needles, fabric, and other key supplies. Explore a comprehensive visual dictionary of 35 stitches plus dozens of variations, from basic mending to stylish decorative embellishment to unique art stitching. Discover key techniques, from starting and ending threads to the right way to use an embroidery hoop, from stitching curved shapes to color shading, and more. Learn essential tips and tricks from influential and innovative stitchers, including Joanne Sharpe, Allison Aller, and Catherine Redford. 10 simple and stunning projects show unique ways to use stitches and techniques. With Hand Sewing Magic, you’ll make the most of your hand stitching and give all your projects a beautiful handmade look.
Stitching a Summer Garden to Life Whether you are a novice or veteran stitcher, Summer Flowers will help you bring your vision to life. Beginning with backgrounds, you will learn how create the perfect setting for your idyllic tableau. Then using just 10 familiar stitches, you will learn how to hand stitch 23 distinct and lovely plants and flowers. Topics covered include printing photos on fabric to create beautiful layouts, ideas and instructions on how to make your project ready for framing, and step-by step demonstrations on how to bring it all together. And there’s also Funtasy Flowers, where you can learn how to incorporate store-bought silk flowers into your own wonderful and unique creation. Ann Bernard trained at the Royal School of Needlework and has a lifetime of stitching experience and tips to share. Her approach makes stitching fun with detailed directions and diagrams, even photos of both real and stitched plants, which guide you every step of the way.
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.
Inspirational guidebook offers clearly worded instructions and reusable patterns for 10 pairs of exciting patchwork designs. Beginners and advanced quilters can create such colorful motifs as Cat and Mice, Snail Trail, Air Castle, and Broken Dishes simply by repositioning patches of color.
Gorgeous embroidery brightens up any Christmas scene! Decorate your home with original needlework designs--colorful stockings, embroidered tree centerpieces, and playful ornaments are sure to please. Wine presented in a hand-stitched bag makes a thoughtful gift, and felt peppermint candies draw the eye with holiday flair.
For more than 20 years, The Fiberarts Design Book series has documented the evolution of contemporary textile art, earning praise from such publications as The New York Times in the process. These lushly illustrated volumes have provided precious source material for crafters, artists, critics, art historians, and all admirers of good design. Once again, for the seventh time, Fiberarts offers a dazzling selection: 550 works were chosen from 6,000 entries from around the world and honored for their innovative design and technical expertise. From sophisticated tapestries to bold surfaces to abundant quilts, they represent the depth and diversity of today’s best work.
Allie shows readers how to make crazy quilting more contemporary with an array of easy-to-master techniques. Show your customers how to combine traditional methods with modern fabric tricks. The photo gallery reveals just how creative and modern crazy quilting can be-and anyone can do it.
Julie Blyfield is one of Australia's leading contemporary jewellers. Her work has consistently kept pace with investigations of location, identity and cross-cultural understanding, and involves an innovative engagement with traditional jewellery and metalwork techniques sourced from all over the world.
Creating unique textile art using vintage cloth and embroidery to tell a story and preserve memories Vintage cloth, found objects, embroidery, layered cloth and hand-stitching are all artfully combined by Tilly Rose to create unique textile artworks that tell a story, record a special event, or preserve, display and celebrate a memory of a special person or place. Tilly describes how to create these textile artworks using scraps of fabric, thread, lace, ribbon, buttons, beads, photographs and other found items that readers either already own or have sourced from elsewhere. The projects take various forms, including cloth journals, lavender hearts, hoop art, framed collages, wall hangings and miniature quilts, and involve a variety of easy techniques that are explained through step-by-step demos at the start of the book. These include layering and collage, hand embroidery, creating your own fabrics, transferring your designs to cloth, stamping on cloth, appliqué, embellishing, patchwork, quilting, free motion embroidery and photo transfer. Create a textile artwork using fabric and items from your wedding, a child's first birthday, a Christening or your honeymoon, or even family heilooms that can be cherished in a new way. The whole focus of the book is on inspiration and experimentation - encouraging the reader to be creative, collecting and sourcing materials of special significance and incorporating them into textile artworks that become treasured keepsakes.
Sewing 101 is a modern-day primer on the basic skills and techniques of sewing. Geared toward the absolute novice, it assumes you know little or nothing about the craft. With lots of step-by-step photos, useful sewing tip sidebars, and a painstakingly detailed glossary, Sewing 101 teaches you how to sew successfully. You will learn terminology used regularly in sewing, as well as all the basic skills that are the building blocks of the art. From threading the machine to sewing a straight stitch, to more complicated procedures such as installing zippers and following patterns, everything is covered. Chapters include such topics as: The sewing machine and its accessories Sewing supplies and how to use them How to shop for, prepare, measure and cut fabric And more. Each new technique is taught via the creation of an actual project, such as a pillow, window treatment, t-shirt, or baby blanket, thereby allowing you to learn a new skill and create an item to wear, display or use in your home. Dust off that machine and begin sewing for fun and function!'