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.
Año 1195. Castilla ha caído en Alarcos y el califa almohade Yaqub al-Mansur avanza sobre Toledo. Los conquistadores africanos impondrán la conversión al islam más rígido o sembrarán la Península de cristianos crucificados y cabezas cortadas. Las fronteras se resquebrajan, las aldeas y los castillos se vacían, oleadas de refugiados huyen hacia el norte. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The year is 1195. Castile has fallen; Caliph Almohad Yaqub al-Mansur advances to Toledo. African conquerors impose conversion to rigid Islam under the threat of sowing the Peninsula with crucified Christians and severed heads. The borders are crumbling as waves of refugees flee northward.
Celebrated quilt artist Sandra Meech's last book, Connecting Art to Stitch, explored the ways in which fine-art concepts can be taken into stitch to make outstanding pieces of quilt art. In this exciting new title, the author turns her attention to the rules of design, and how they can be harnessed and broken to inform your quilt-art work. You will learn how to recognise good design, and the immutable rules all designers need to know. The author's signature practical workshops and exercises help you translate these rules into your own textile work, stimulating your creativity and encouraging you to explore new textures, materials, techniques and compositions. Detailed analyses of textile artists' work provide a breakdown of how design rules can be applied. Illustrated with a wealth of inspirational images from the world's best quilt and textile artists, this beautiful book is a must-buy for everyone who wants to create better textile art.
Proceedings of the 1st International Textile Design Conference (D_TEX 2017), November 2-4, 2017, Lisbon, Portugal
Author: Gianni Montagna
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
D_TEX presents itself as a starting point at a crossroads of ideas and debates around the complex universe of Textile Design in all its forms, manifestations and dimensions. The textile universe, allied to mankind since its beginnings, is increasingly far from being an area of exhausted possibilities, each moment proposing important innovations that need a presentation, discussion and maturation space that is comprehensive and above all inter- and transdisciplinary. Presently, the disciplinary areas where the textile area is present are increasing and important, such as fashion, home textiles, technical clothing and accessories, but also construction and health, among others, and can provide new possibilities and different disciplinary areas and allowing the production of new knowledge. D_TEX proposes to join the thinking of design, with technologies, tradition, techniques, and related areas, in a single space where ideas are combined with the technique and with the projectual and research capacity, thus providing for the creation of concepts, opinions, associations of ideas, links and connections that allow the conception of ideas, products and services. The interdisciplinary nature of design is a reality that fully reaches the textile material in its essence and its practical application, through the synergy and contamination by the different interventions that make up the multidisciplinary teams of research. The generic theme of D_TEX Textile Design Conference 2017, held at Lisbon School of Architecture of the University of Lisbon, Portugal on November 2-4, 2017, is Design the Future, starting from the crossroads of ideas and debates, a new starting point for the exploration of textile materials, their identities and innovations in all their dimensions.
With easy-to-use transfer paints and an iron, sewers and crafters alike can play with fabric painting in a fun and inexpensive way. Because designs are painted or stamped onto paper before they are transferred to synthetic fabrics, readers can experiment until they achieve the look they want. This easy-to-learn technique offers a wealth of new possibilities for quilts and other fabric-based projects.