Stitched Textiles: Nature

It contains an extensive section on techniques, attaching embellishments and found objects to your work; painting and printing on fabrics including cotton, such as leaves, silk and Khadi paper; and using objects found in nature, featuring step-by-step guides to machine- and hand-stitching, to make unique and iconic prints.

The book includes four inspirational projects based on different facets of the natural world: Ocean, Botany, Rainforest, Birds and Animals. Stitched textiles: the natural world also features examples of the author, exploring the means by which the pieces have been created, Steph Redfern's own intricate and detailed works based on nature, and the wonderful stories behind Steph's journey as an artist.

The wealth of information and visual stimuli in stitched textiles: the natural world is intended to inspire the reader to create their own works inspired by nature, progressing to picking out iconic elements from sketches and photographs, and eventually assembling a stunning, personal piece of stitched textile work on fabric or on cotton-blend Khadi paper, or machine stitch in whimsical and beautiful patterns, applying handstitch in metallic threads, beginning by exploring the use of sketchbooks and study pages, and embellishing with natural beads or found objects.

An inspiring step-by-step guide to creating contemporary textile artworks themed on nature. Stitched textiles: the Natural World is the fourth title in this successful theme-based series.

Textile Landscape: Painting with Cloth in Mixed Media

Focusing on the common language between the two forms, stitching on paper and fabric, she begins with basic advice on keeping a sketchbook, and working digitally. Combine the textural quality of stitchwork and the spontaneity of paint with this practical, beautiful guide to landscapes in mixed-media textile art.

Renowned author cas holmes brings together the world of the stitcher and that of the painter as she demonstrates her technique known as “stitch-sketching” and shows how to develop your approach to textile art. Cas then looks at both urban and intimate spaces, the technical aspects of painting and dying cloth, creating stitchscapes, capturing the changing seasons, attaining inspiration from found objects, experimenting with photos, and so much more.


Sketchbook Explorations: For Mixed-Media and Textile Artists

Embroiderers and textile artists can make the most of their sketchbooks with this practical and inspirational guide to mixed media. Working with a combination of paper, and paint, found objects, pencil, fabric, Shelley Rhodes demonstrates how a sketchbook can act as an illustrated diary for textile artists, ink, and as a starting point for expanding their creative process.

. Sketchbook explorations is the ideal companion for both beginners and more experienced artists in search of exciting techniques. She explores the importance and joy of creating a sketchbook; ways to record and investigate inspirational ideas; mixed-media techniques, including layering and three-dimensional sketching; going on location; and using electronic devices to develop projects.


Textile Artist: Layered Cloth, The: The Art of Fabric Manipulation The Textile Artist

Packed with techniques suitable for quilting and other textile art     • Three wearable step-by-step projects    • Clear, close-up images make layering enjoyable and accessible. Ann smalls 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 artwork.

This book is a rich resource and reference for textile artists seeking new ideas and who want to experiment with reverse appliqué and related techniques such as layering, stacks, trapunto, puffs and fabric manipulation.

Textile Artist: Small Art Quilts: Explorations in Paint & Stitch The Textile Artist

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.


Organic Embroidery

Her artwork is breathtaking, and now for the first time Woolnough offers crafters and fiber artists a lesson in how to use the "organic embroidery" technique. As you learn to find your desired shape or pattern in nature, then use your sewing machine to turn it into openwork art, from sources like leaves, shells, or coral, you'll also enjoy dozens of inspirational photos of Woolnough's own art pieces.

She guides you through 12 creativity-prompting activities to help you begin your own mastery of this method. Look behind the scenes of her art process, from the initial fieldwork sketching and research that inspires her designs, to the production of her ethereal embroidered sculptures. Renowned textile artist Meredith Woolnough creates replicas of nature using a delicate system of tiny stitches.

Woolnough's instructions offer simple but highly versatile techniques, and allow you space for your own creative approach.

The Intentional Thread: A Guide to Drawing, Gesture, and Color in Stitch

Communicate your ideas using line, color, shape, and texture with this reference and how-to exploration in one. Take a lyrical—but logical—journey of skill building, and begin to stitch intentionally and express your creative vision. Including the role of machine stitching, and inspirational reference helps practitioners at all levels, whether beginning student, learning tool, dedicated amateur, this design resource, or professional.

More than 350 color photographs translate the techniques of drawing, and good composition into the world of stitch, painting, and “Try This!” projects inspire your own individual approaches. Whether your particular interest is pictorial, portraiture, abstract compositions, or actual text, you can “say” almost anything with thread.


Creating Art Quilts with Panels: Easy Thread Painting and Embellishing Techniques to Create Your Own Colorful Piece of Art From Panels Landauer Stunning Pictorial Quilts with Step-by-Step Photos

Discover how to transform ordinary premade fabric panels and thread into one-of-a-kind art quilts! six step-by-step projects include seasonal panels, holiday designs, beautiful florals, and gorgeous landscapes Add dimension and texture with easy thread painting and embellishing techniques See your fabric come to life as you sew and layer threads on top of the design Get inspired by a photo gallery of magnificent art quilt masterpieces In Creating Art Quilts with Panels, award-winning quilter and fiber artist Joyce Hughes reveals her creative methods for creating stunning pictorial quilts.

From simple beading to more advanced three-dimensional pieces, Joyce presents her techniques clearly and concisely with detailed photographs in a step-by-step format. Create your own piece of art! New panels are designed every year, so try the ideas and techniques in this book on ones that are similar to those featured inside or, even better, mix it up to make something new and different.

In this book joyce shows you how to take an ordinary fabric panel and turn it into a beautiful work of art. Discover how to make your quilt pop and explore endless options for creativity with free-motion quilting, trapunto, overlay, thread painting, raw edge applique, machine techniques, three-dimensional effects, and a variety of embellishments.

Learn how to make gorgeous seasonal panels, beautiful florals, and magnificent panel replicas. Sure to please both traditional and contemporary artists alike, Creating Art Quilts with Panels also features a photographic gallery of inspirational art quilt masterpieces.

Stitch, Fabric & Thread: An inspirational guide for creative stitchers

Her aim is to simply encourage you to pick up a needle and thread and get sewing! the exercises draw inspiration from around the world: create corded works of art inspired by Milton Glaser's iconic Bob Dylan poster; create bold embroidered African masks; layer up and cut away to create Mola applique; use bleach and fabric paint to create Aboriginal dreamtime lizards; create knotted works of art inspired by ancient Mayan counting systems; embroider varsity cross-stitch letters or try out decorative Japanese book binding.

Search Press UK. Alternatively, dyeing, couching tumbled crockery, printing, try a host of other techniques such as quilting, creating pleats and puckers and needlelace. Experiment with stitch, fabric and thread to create your own unique textiles. Elizabeth healey's approach to sewing is that it should be fun, and not like a chore or an exam we need to excel in.

This inventive book is a treasure trove of over 40 inspiring practical exercises, a rich and creative exploration of fabric and stitch, and a fascinating all-round read. Packed with stitch galleries and bursting with slow sewing ideas, the book also contains 'behind the stitches' features: illuminating insights into sewing movements such as Boro textiles, Gee's Bend quilting and Dorset buttons.


Eco-Dyed Art Journals: Using Nature's Imprints

With eco-dyed art journals, you’ll learn simple and fun techniques for:• making lasting prints from flowers and leaves• Dyeing paper with the rainbow of nature’s colors• Binding dyed and printed papers into unique art journalsIn this book, artist Susan Brooks walks you step-by-step through printing and dyeing processes that use readily available materials and supplies.

. As a teacher and workshop instructor, she enjoys sharing the joy of transforming natural materials intoone-of-a-kind artwork. Bring the beauty of nature to your art journals. Transform paper and journals with flower and leaf printing andplant-based dyes. Discover how to use natural dyes• be inspired to embellish your papers with stitching, and more• Use dyed papers to create fascinating mixed media art, and books* Dozens of full-color photos to inspire youAfter years of making dolls, and quilts, author Susan Brooks is currently driven to experiment with dye, paint, paint, journals, garments, found objects, and textiles.

She offers workshops in her Denver area studio. Search Press UK.

Poetic Cloth: Creating Meaning in Textile Art

Search Press UK. An esteemed textile artist shows how to create poetic, personal pieces, filled with depth and meaning. With a sensitive use of material, and thoughtful use of techniques, quiet attention to detail, textile artists can make works with great personal meaning. She discusses a variety of creative applications and effects, seaming and darning, devoré, hand stitching, including layering, cyanotype printing, shadow play, and creating luster and radiance.

Grounded in the key elements of renowned artist and teacher Hannah Lamb’s own process, print, Poetic Cloth focuses on stitch, tactile, and construction to produce seductive, surface manipulation, textile surfaces.