From Paint to Stitch

Learn how to print designs on to fabric, and then embellish them with stitching. Janet Edmonds teaches you about all the materials and techniques you need to develop your skills in this fascinating area of textile art.
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Learn how to print designs on to fabric, and then embellish them with stitching. Janet Edmonds teaches you about all the materials and techniques you need to develop your skills in this fascinating area of textile art.

This highly practical and unique book provides clear, step-by-step instructions for adding amazing designs to fabric by printing and stitching. Using a whole range of printing techniques, including block printing, soft-cut lino printing, mono printing and collagraph printing, the author guides you carefully through the process, from initial idea, through the development of a theme, to designing and making a block and creating pattern on paper. Once you are happy with your design, it is transferred to fabric and finally stitching is added to enhance the design. Both machine and hand stitching are used, and there's a useful and extensive stitch library at the back of the book showing the range of stitches you can use. Janet's unique eye for colour is evident throughout the book, which is richly illustrated with numerous partly completed samples to illustrate the author's methods, finished examples of her work, and three-dimensional objects created using printed and stitched fabrics to extend the reader's imagination even further.

Clear step-by-step instructions Numerous colourful examples A rich source of ideas and inspiration!

SKU: QM1141

Format: Hardcover

Table of Contents
Introduction
Materials and Tools
Developing a Theme
Colour
Print Techniques
    Block Printing
    Soft-Cut Lino Printing
    Mono Printing
Using Found Objects
Stitching
Stitch Library
Index
    
About the Author
Janet Edmonds trained at East Berkshire College, Windsor and The University of Hertfordshire, completing a BA (Hons) in Art and Design in 1998. She has many years experience of teaching City & Guilds courses in Embroidery in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, and also runs courses for the Embroiderers' Guild. Her own work is mainly three-dimensional and is based on natural forms and landscapes. When not teaching, gardening and walking in the beautiful Chiltern countryside where she lives provide Janet with the inspiration for her drawing, painting and stitching.

SKU: QM1141

Format: Hardcover