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.
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.
Create Textile Art Using Freehand Machine Embroidery and Hand Stitching
Author: Wendy Dolan
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
Category: Fancy work
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.
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.
Small Art Quilts:Explorations in Paint and Stitchxplorations in Paint and Stitch
Author: Deborah O'Hare
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
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.
Ann Small's imaginative use of cutting and manipulating techniques, and her layering and colouring tricks, makes this your 'go-to' guide for bringing form and texture to your fabric work. This book is a rich resource and reference for textile artists seeking new ideas and who want to experiment with texture and pattern. Clear, close-up images and exciting hot tips help to make layering enjoyable and accessible. All aspects of texture and pattern are explored in this fantastic reference book that will bring new dimensions to your fabric work.
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.
Appliqué is a classic embroidery technique that has recently been experiencing a revival. Appearing in the most cutting-edge contemporary textile work, it can be interpreted in many different ways - layering, patching, applying, overlaying - and offers endless creative possibilities. Each technical variation of appliqué has traditionally had its own set boundaries, but nowadays all the rules are being broken and the technique has become relevant, up-to-date and suitable for all varieties of textile art. This impressive book takes a fresh look at the world of appliqué and surface embellishment, showing you how to develop distinctive and individual designs, create exciting compositions and use unusual combinations of materials. It covers the traditional variations, including bonded appliqué, broderie perse, cut-away appliqué and Mola work, and explains how the standard techniques can be developed to give exciting results in your own textile work, in both hand and machine embroidery. Accompanying the techniques is a wealth of examples of contemporary appliqué to inspire you. The authors are renowned for their thoughtful, creative but practical approach to teaching textiles, making this book suitable for beginners and established textile artists alike.
Whether you are beginning a teacher education course or embarking on a career in teaching, this introductory textbook provides comprehensive information on how to meet the standards for the effective teaching of art and design in foundation and primary settings. The authors offer comprehensive guidance on everything from reflecting on your own subject knowledge as a teacher to organizing the classroom, planning your lessons, using a variety of art processes and using artists' work in your teaching.