Mark Making

Make your mark with art quilter, mixed-media artist, and author Helen Parrott as she explores the crossover between drawing mark-making, and stitching.

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Discover a whole new realm of mark-making with talented artist Helen Parrott. Inside, you’ll discover how marks can be used in textile work and explore the links between stitching and drawing. Art quilter Helen Parrott is well known for her strongly graphic and landscape-inspired textile art, and will show you how to use marks to stunning visual effect.

 Order your copy now and . . .

  • Uncover the types of marks or lines that can be made on fabric, varying in complexity, arrangement and 'feel', including single, grouped, massed, regular, irregular, calligraphic, permanent, transient, and more!
  • Better understand both hand and machine stitching, which make very different types of marks and between them offer limitless potential for surface effects
  • Discover the importance of keeping journals, and how to translate sketched ideas or found images into stitched lines on fabric.
  • And so much more!

 Whether you’re a beginner or a mixed-media textile pro, you’ll appreciate Helen’s graphic style and deliberate approach. Explore a new aspect of mark-making–order today!


About the Author

Helen Parrott is a contemporary quiltmaker and visual artist best known for her landscape-based work and minimalist hand-stitched wall-hung quilts. She has been teaching adults, community groups and children since 1990 as well as exhibiting across Europe with the prestigious international group Quilt Art. Her work has appeared in several books and magazines, including The Art Quilt, Quilt Art, Fiber Arts, and Embroidery. She lives in Sheffield. You can see her work at

SKU: 13QM03

Author/Speaker/Editor: Helen Parrott

File/Trim Size: 8.5" x 10.87"

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596688797

Number Of Pages: 128