"Colourful layered fabrics and delicate, sketch-like stitching are combined to beautiful effect in this inspiring book from renowned textile artist, Abigail Mill. From fraying and layering to freehand machine embroidery and embellishment, this gorgeous book guides you step by step through Abigail's techniques. Create five stunning projects featuring themes such as teatime treats, animals and the seaside, and be inspired by galleries of her quirky, ethereal work." --p.4 of cover.
Using Free Machine Embroidery and Appliqué to Create Textile Art Inspired by Everyday Life
Author: Katie Essam
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
A modern source of fun and innovative inspiration for any textile artist, built on the everyday world around you. Katie Essam's fresh, modern style uses unique combinations of traditional techniques, and in this book she shows you how to create beautiful textile art inspired by the beauty in everyday objects. Stretch your imagination and be inspired by Katie's fun, innovative ideas; learn how to draw inspiration from the animals, birds, gardens, beach huts and scenes that surround you; and use that inspiration as the fuel you need to create gorgeous stitched pictures.
Introduces new, creative techniques for the fiber journaler, scrapbooker, doll maker, beader, and sewer through fairy-inspired projects. This book is the fifth installment on making creative cloth fiber arts from popular art doll designer, fiber artist, and workshop instructor Patti Culea, following Creative Cloth Doll Making, Creative Cloth Doll Faces, Creative Cloth Doll Couture, and Creative Cloth Beaded Dolls. This book builds on the previous four by delving into how to make fun and elaborate-looking projects using the same old materials in a new and unique way. Readers will learn to make flat figures, fabric books, and a fairy-style fan. Culea covers the basics and provides new techniques–such as using Shiva paint sticks and stencils, working with silk rods and waste, and using lace and trims as a frame–while teaching you to how create a flat figure doll, memory journal with embellished cloth pages, and a beautiful fan. Professional tips, ideas for embellishments, cutting-edge techniques, and complete patterns for all the projects are included.