Applique Art

Author: Abigail Mill

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844488681

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 9345

"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.

Freehand Machine Embroidery

Learning to draw with your sewing machine

Author: Poppy Treffry

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9781446301869

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 7958

Break the rules with a sewing style that's all about irresistibly rough edges, uneven stitching and mismatched fabric! Step into the studio of popular textile designer Poppy Treffry, as she demonstrates how to create quirky, fun and memorable sewing projects using freehand machine embroidery, in this follow up to her first book Free and Easy Stitch Style. Learn to draw and doodle with your sewing machine, using scraps of new, used and vintage fabrics for one-of-a-kind creations. This book will make you look at your sewing machine in a whole new light - not just as a maker of curtains and tablecloths, but as an artist's tool. As you work your way through the steps and become more confident with the techniques, you'll be able to make your sewing machine do things you never thought it could! Poppy guides you through the basics, from getting to grips with your sewing machine and setting the right tension to choosing fabrics and hooping up ready to stitch. She then demonstrates how the core techniques, including outlining, shading and applique, are used to create pictures with charm. She shows how layering fabric pieces and leaving edges to fray add to the unique and personal effect. Once you have mastered the techniques, 16 projects allow you to put your new skills to use to make practical and desirable sewn objects. Make your own embroidered craft kit in the Getting Crafty chapter, with needlecase, pincushion, sewing kit and knitting bag designs. Create beautiful gifts for little ones in the New Arrivals chapter, with a tooth fairy pillow pouch, baby bib, nursery wall hanging and quilted baby blanket. Set the stage for a celebration in the Party Time chapter, with nautical bunting, place name tags, a party bag and a stunning tablecloth design. Finally, have a great getaway with the Happy Holidays chapter, with designs for a sunglasses case, bookmark, wash bag and beach backpack. With style and substance, these charming project ideas are sure to excite and inspire you. Step-by-step instructions, helpful illustrations and photographs combine with a fresh design to offer you a new twist in needlecrafting.

Layer, Paint and Stitch

Create Textile Art Using Freehand Machine Embroidery and Hand Stitching

Author: Wendy Dolan

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782210740

Category: Fancy work

Page: 144

View: 3691

This beautiful book guides the reader through Wendy's inventive style of work: from piecing and layering fabrics and creating textures to painting and embellishing with hand and machine stitching. This book contains a wealth of inspiration for any textile artist, showing how to create gorgeous, textured pieces of art and then, in the final chapter, offering inspiration for how to transform these pieces into three-dimensional items such as cushion covers, notebooks, 3-d vessels, and even a wedding dress, which Wendy made for her daughter. The book contains six beautiful step-by-step projects, broken down into three chapters: Architecture, Landscapes and Flowers, and at the end of each section there is an inspiring gallery of Wendy's other work.

Creative Machine Embroidery

Author: Linda Miller

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408103982

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 1073

Filled with exciting projects, this book is a how-to guide for textile artists looking to learn all the methods and techniques they need to begin "painting with threads" using their own home sewing machine. This is destined to become a classic handbook, with chapters covering all the basics, including tools and materials; methods and techniques; using your sewing machine; experimenting with threads, fabrics, and colors; and creating your own designs and presenting your work. It will inspire enthusiastic beginners with limited textiles skills, as well as engage more experienced textile artists who wish to understand and adopt new techniques. The book is like taking a series of technique-based master classes, with step-by-step photographs to illustrate each stage of the process.

Machine Embroidered Seascapes

Author: Alison Holt

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782211143

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 1452

Show how to produce incredibly beautiful seascapes. Using threads as an artist would use paints to achieve stunningly realistic pictures full of mood and atmosphere - waves crashing onto a windswept beach, sunlight sparkling on a bright blue Mediterranean sea and dramatic sunset skies -- all created using just two simple machine stitches.--Cover.

Free & Easy Stitch Style

Author: Poppy Treffery

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715331606

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 705

Go into the studio of popular textile designer Poppy Treffry, as she demonstrates how to create quirky, fun and memorable projects and motifs. Layering, fraying and applique all add to the free and easy effect, while techniques such as freestyle shading and texturing create pictures with charm and attitude. The variety of projects include home accents such as curtains and cushions, plus personal accessories like handbags and purses. Step-by-step instructions, illustrations and photographs combine with a fresh design to offer you a new twist in needlecrafting.

Embellishments for Adventurous Sewing

Master Applique, Decorative Stitching, and Machine Embroidery Through Easy Step-by-step Instruction and Fun Projects

Author: Carol Zentgraf

Publisher: Creative Publishing int'l

ISBN: 1589237315

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 2185

This step-by-step technique reference introduces and thoroughly explores several methods of fabric embellishment that can be used to adorn clothes, home décor items, or even quilts. With Embellishments for Adventurous Sewing, you'll delve into various methods of appliqué, learn the nuances of free-motion embroidery and thread sketching, and learn to maximize the decorative stitches and embroidery capabilities of your sewing machine. Explore the world of trims and learn creative or tried and true ways to apply them. Try some fabric manipulation techniques to give fabric exciting texture. Each section includes easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions and ends with three to five small projects. Enhance your skills and develop your craft with Embellishments for Adventurous Sewing!

Machine Embroidered Flowers, Woodlands and Landscapes

The Art of Alison Holt

Author: Alison Holt

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844483457

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 3299

"Learn how to create beautiful machine-embroidered pictures of gardens, flowers, landscapes and woodlands using various combinations of just two simple machine stitches. All the techniques are broken down into clear, step-by-step instructions, with numerous helpful photographs and a great range of inspirational pieces"--Publisher's description.

From Art to Stitch

Author: Janet Edmonds

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781782210306

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 1017

Janet Edmonds creates amazing textile pieces inspired by the artists Chuck Close, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Matisse, Hundertwasser, John Piper and Giorgio Morandi. She outlines each artist's work, sharing what inspires her, then creates a series of artistic projects using various media and techniques, exploring this inspiration. These works lead in each case to a stitching project, with a stitch sampler to introduce each one. Janet's finished textile pieces include stitched squares, a portrait, a purse, a landscape, a box-framed 3D piece, embroidered boxes, stitched panels with castings and more. The flexibound format makes this a practical workbook for artists as well as a rich source of inspiration and ideas.

Coloring with Thread

A No-drawing Approach to Free-motion Embroidery

Author: Ann Fahl

Publisher: C & T Pub

ISBN: 9781571202963

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 6345

Free-motion embroidery turns fabric into fabulous! 2006 Winner of Craftrends Award of Excellence!

The Textile Artist

Small Art Quilts:Explorations in Paint and Stitchxplorations in Paint and Stitch

Author: Deborah O'Hare

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782214502


Page: 144

View: 3357

An inspiring look into the world of creative textile-making, illustrated with beautiful textile pieces. This inspiring book guides the reader through Deborah's creative and inventive textile work: from painting fabrics and building textures to embellishing with hand and machine stitching. This book contains a wealth of inspiration for any textile artist, showing them how to create gorgeous, textured pieces of art.

Picture Your World in Appliqué

Creating Unique Images with Fabric

Author: Margaret Cusack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823016419

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 3591

Presenting dozens of projects, complete with the necessary patterns, this introductory guide to applique presents first-timers with all the basic techniques as well as an inspiring collection of ideas that can be easily reproduced. Original.

The Textile Artist: Layered and Stitched Pictures

Using Free Machine Embroidery and Appliqué to Create Textile Art Inspired by Everyday Life

Author: Katie Essam

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782215134

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 7375

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.


Author: Bobby Britnell

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844487318

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 8785

"Bobby Britnell takes flowers as her theme and shows you how to embellish and enhance fabric surfaces through a range of techniques that includes dying, printing, appliqué, foiling, photo-transfer printing, piercing and machine and hand stitching"--P. [4] of cover.

Thread Magic Garden

Create Enchanted Quilts with Thread Painting & Pattern-Free Appliqué

Author: Ellen Anne Eddy

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1607056135

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 6592

A flower garden is a place to daydream, make wishes, quiet the mind, or spark imagination. Bring this special space indoors by making a floral art quilt using fusible appliqué and machine embroidery techniques. Learn how to develop your own vivid designs and then choose the best fabrics, threads, and embellishments to create special effects that bring your flowers to life. With Ellen’s innovative no-pattern approach, you’ll be on your way to becoming a master art quilter just like her!

The Magic of Free-Machine Embroidery

Author: Doreen Curran

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781903975145

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 111

View: 3172

This book starts with the basics of free-machine embroidery and leads on to advanced techniques. Heavily illustrated with colour photographs, it includes many of the author's own ideas to make embroidered pictures stand out sculpturally. Building up techniques with textures and applique are explored, together with the use of thick threads, both wrapped and applied, stumpwork and fabric sculpting. The use of painted backgrounds and layers of semi-transparent fabrics add to depth and mood. This book can be a stepping stone to the development of readers' own ideas in this growing art, which is not tied to traditional ways. Two very helpful charts allow you to tell at a glance how the basic stitches are achieved, and how they can be used creatively.

The Textile Artist's Studio Handbook

Learn Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working with Fiber, Including Weaving, Knitting, D

Author: Visnja Popovic,Owyn Ruck

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1610583949

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 9325

Explore the world of textile arts, one thread at a time! The Textile Artist’s Studio Handbook is the only book you need for expanding your repertoire of textile crafting and design techniques. This is the go-to guide for the foundations of design and fabrication, glossary of materials, and classic techniques that include weaving, dyeing, painting, and more! Plus, where else can you get behind-the-scenes access to setting up the best home textile studio for you? Inside, you’ll find exploration of basic materials (including fibers, dyes, paints, and other media); visual tutorials for spinning, felting, crochet, weaving, sewing, and quilting; primers for surface decoration techniques such as dyeing, painting, stitching, and screen printing; and patterns and project instructions.

Fabric Pictures

A Workshop with Janet Bolton - Creating a Textile Story

Author: Janet Bolton

Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP

ISBN: 9781909342965

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 6093

To call what Janet Bolton makes with fabric 'patchwork' doesn't do justice to her creations - hers are images, pictures that capture fragments of an imagination that can strike anywhere, at any time. In Fabric Pictures, Janet shows you how to create beautiful pictures on fabric. Taking you through her personal method, she will guide you to find the inspiration around you and teach you how to turn your creativity into a textile project and develop your personal 'voice'. The book is divided into two main sections - the first on how to find inspiration, the second on how to put your ideas into practice, complete with a step by step example that will show you every stage of construction from beginning to end. Just like in her workshops, Janet's guidance in the book is friendly, reassuring and inspiring - once you finish your first project you won't be able to wait to start the next.

The Hand Embroidered Haven

20 Home Sewing Projects with Hand Embroidery, Twilling and Applique

Author: Megan Frock

Publisher: KP Craft

ISBN: 9781440235580

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 6811

Hand stitching feels like home. So why not bring some into yours? In The Hand Embroidered Haven, Megan Frock shows you how to stitch, sew and applique your way to fun, funky home decor that will add style to your space. Whether you want to give small handmade touches to towels and tablecloths or stitch larger, functional works of art such as pillows and quilts, this book has all the instruction you need to create something special for every room, from living and dining to bed and bath. Perfect for today's crafter, these very doable projects make practical items pretty and show how fabulously handwork can decorate any contemporary home.