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Stitched Textiles is an exciting new series in which leading textile artists present their art through step-by-step demonstrations, projects, and examples of their work. Each book is theme-based and takes the reader on a creative journey from initial .inspiration through to finished piece, visiting design development and the materials and methods used along the way.
Evidence of the use of the flowers as a design source can be traced back throughout history, and this book will appeal to any textile artist interested in exploring flowers and their design possibilities.
Fresh and innovative in its approach, it covers the design process itself, from inspiration to final design, and provides information on the materials used and step-by-step demonstrations of a whole range of techniques including dyeing, monoprinting, block printing, applique, foiling, photo-transfer printing, piecing and stitching.
Five step-by-step projects build on the skills learnt in the preceding sections and include wall hangings, a pretty needlecase, a pincushion and a cushion cover. Very much aimed at the contemporary textile artist, this beautiful book is designed to inspire and encourage new ideas and experimentation.
Author Bio - Bobby Britnell has always loved making things and needlework was the subject that she enjoyed most at school. Doing something creative with her hands was the obvious career path to follow and her first full-time job was working for Lord St John Roper, a theatrical costumiers in the West End of London, where she made elaborate costumes for both television and theatre.She later worked for Sir Bernard Weatherall, a high class tailors, where she learnt the skills of tailoring. In 1972, Bobby decided to train to be a teacher and, after qualifying, she spent 12 years teaching in a large comprehensive school, where she became the teacher in charge of textiles throughout the school. Whilst teaching, Bobby studied Embroidery, and in 1986 she moved to rural South Shropshire, UK where she set up home with her husband, two sons and an endless collection of different animals. Bobby has worked since then as a professional textile artist and tutor both in the UK and abroad. She now has her own studio and runs classes in art, design and stitched textiles, which is attended by students from all over the world. She is a member of the Embroiderers Guild and of the Textile Study Group, a national teaching and exhibiting group. Her work is exhibited and held in private collections worldwide.
- 1 X 128 Page Paperback
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