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

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Schiffer #ad - Take a lyrical—but logical—journey of skill building, and begin to stitch intentionally and express your creative vision. Communicate your ideas using line, shape, color, and texture with this reference and how-to exploration in one. 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.

The Intentional Thread: A Guide to Drawing, Gesture, and Color in Stitch #ad - Whether your particular interest is pictorial, abstract compositions, or actual text, portraiture, you can “say” almost anything with thread. Including the role of machine stitching, learning tool, and inspirational reference helps practitioners at all levels, whether beginning student, dedicated amateur, this design resource, or professional.

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Poetic Cloth: Creating Meaning in Textile Art

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Batsford #ad - Grounded in the key elements of renowned artist and teacher Hannah Lamb’s own process, Poetic Cloth focuses on stitch, surface manipulation, and construction to produce seductive, print, tactile, textile surfaces. An esteemed textile artist shows how to create poetic, personal pieces, filled with depth and meaning.

With a sensitive use of material, quiet attention to detail, and thoughtful use of techniques, textile artists can make works with great personal meaning. She discusses a variety of creative applications and effects, hand stitching, cyanotype printing, including layering, devoré, shadow play, seaming and darning, and creating luster and radiance.

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Eco-Dyed Art Journals: Using Nature's Imprints

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Susan Brooks #ad - 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.

Eco-Dyed Art Journals: Using Nature's Imprints #ad - As a teacher and workshop instructor, she enjoys sharing the joy of transforming natural materials intoone-of-a-kind artwork. Transform paper and journals with flower and leaf printing andplant-based dyes. She offers workshops in her Denver area studio. Discover how to use natural dyes• be inspired to embellish your papers with stitching, and quilts, journals, paint, paint, author Susan Brooks is currently driven to experiment with dye, found objects, and books* Dozens of full-color photos to inspire youAfter years of making dolls, garments, and more• Use dyed papers to create fascinating mixed media art, and textiles.

Bring the beauty of nature to your art journals.

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Mark-Making Through the Seasons: Textile Art Inspiration and Techniques

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Batsford #ad - She encourages you to connect your own locality and its specific aspects to create a personal cycle of textile art that captures everything from summer’s sunny brightness to winter snow. Along with techniques and projects, as well as from the Bradford Textile Archive, this inspirational book showcases finished works from Helen’s exhibitions, to reveal a range of creative possibilities.

Renowned quilter and textile artist Helen Parrott explores the creative potential of using your local surroundings to create beautiful textile artworks. Each seasonal section begins with an observational walk, working samples, followed by an exploratory paper, and completed art. Find out how to be in tune with your environment, from equinox to solstice, and record seasonal characteristics.

Mark-Making Through the Seasons: Textile Art Inspiration and Techniques #ad - Drawing on the slow stitch movement, energy, helen Parrott explains how mark-making—using stitches to make marks on fabric as you develop your design—can be used meditatively through the year to record variations in color, and light.

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Textile Landscape: Painting with Cloth in Mixed Media

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Batsford #ad - Cas then looks at both urban and intimate spaces, attaining inspiration from found objects, the technical aspects of painting and dying cloth, capturing the changing seasons, creating stitchscapes, experimenting with photos, and so much more. 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.

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Organic Embroidery

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Schiffer #ad - 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. As you learn to find your desired shape or pattern in nature, shells, or coral, then use your sewing machine to turn it into openwork art, from sources like leaves, you'll also enjoy dozens of inspirational photos of Woolnough's own art pieces.

Organic Embroidery #ad - 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. Renowned textile artist Meredith Woolnough creates replicas of nature using a delicate system of tiny stitches. She guides you through 12 creativity-prompting activities to help you begin your own mastery of this method.

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

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Plants Are Magic Magazine - Volume 4: For makers, dreamers & plant lovers

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Nielsen #ad - Inspiring interview with natural dyer and creative activist, Samorn Sanixay. A recipe for purple pansy spring rolls and a delicious blueberry dipping sauce. Tips for growing and using edible flowers. Three zero waste recipes eating, cleaning and crafting. Some highlights from this magazine: • How to make watercolour paints from petals.

How to rebalance your home environment by taking inspiration from ayurveda. Beautiful illustrated moon ritual colouring pages by Jo Cauldrick, from ‘The Moon Journal’. The benefits of exploring our local plants – what we need is often growing on our doorstep! • Garden stories, foraging tips, and more.

Plants Are Magic Magazine - Volume 4: For makers, dreamers & plant lovers #ad - There are no adverts in this magazine and it’s been lovingly created to be treasured in your bookshelf forever. Welcome to the 4th edition of the independently published keepsake magazine: Plants Are Magic! This handbag-sized magazine is published by natural dyer, Rebecca Desnos, and welcomes plant lovers and creatives from all over the world.

An article by crystal whisper Katie-Jane Wright about how to connect with plant energy. A recipe for dyeing fabric with berries. How to use crystals to help your plants grow. Explore the benefits of rewilding and going barefoot. How to make lake pigments from plants and turn these into paint.

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A Field Guide to Color: A Watercolor Workbook

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Roost Books #ad - Through playful prompts and inspiring examples, and with lots of room for painting, this book will guide you to a new or expanded relationship with color and deepen your understanding of what color can do for you. Experiment with color mixing while you make as many of one color as you can - and then name them all honeydew green, avocado green, mint ice cream.

. In this lively workbook for artists, hobbyists, and creators of all types, graphic designers, you will journal your way through fresh and enriching ways to develop a more personal connection to color in your art and life. Using watercolors, or any other water-based medium, gouache, dive into color theory and explore your personal style while playing with a balanced blend of experiments and color meditations.

A Field Guide to Color: A Watercolor Workbook #ad - Discover a personal color wheel while exploring tints and shades. Play with paint, self-expression, and discover your personal palette--a joyful, interactive workbook for creativity, get creative with color, and deepening your understanding of how color works. Color is one of the most profound ways we have to express ourselves.

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Inspiring Improv: Explore Creative Piecing with Curves, Strips, Slabs and More

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Lucky Spool #ad - Learn his step-by-step technique-based process to explore six fundamental piecing structures. From simple strip piecing through to complex circles and rings, gentle curves, insets, you will be eager to experiment with making slabs, triangles and even 9-patch and Log Cabin stacks. Follow along as nicholas walks you through his original inspiration and follow his plan through to finished pieces, as he discusses which combination of his core piecing methods he used, and how to achieve showstopping, exciting work.

No patterns here, but definitely a plan! Explore the freeing power of improvised piecing with Nicholas Ball in his first book, Inspiring Improv. In no time, you'll be using them as a stepping stone to sewing original full-sized improvisational designs. Practice how to stitch fabric together in an improvisational manner to create blocks or sections before using them to sew unique quilts all your own.

Inspiring Improv: Explore Creative Piecing with Curves, Strips, Slabs and More #ad - Improv piecing doesn't have to mean chaotic end results. Look to the eight original projects included to see how to create sophisticated quilts with structure focusing on repeating blocks or large-scale scrappy designs.

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Stitched Textiles: Nature

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Search Press #ad - It contains an extensive section on techniques, featuring step-by-step guides to machine- and hand-stitching, 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, to make unique and iconic prints.

The book includes four inspirational projects based on different facets of the natural world: Ocean, Rainforest, Botany, Birds and Animals. 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.

Stitched Textiles: Nature #ad - Stitched textiles: the natural world also features examples of the author, Steph Redfern's own intricate and detailed works based on nature, exploring the means by which the pieces have been created, 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, applying handstitch in metallic threads, progressing to picking out iconic elements from sketches and photographs, or machine stitch in whimsical and beautiful patterns, personal piece of stitched textile work on fabric or on cotton-blend Khadi paper, and eventually assembling a stunning, beginning by exploring the use of sketchbooks and study pages, and embellishing with natural beads or found objects.

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The Embroidered Art of Chloe Giordano

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Search Press #ad - An indepth, practical guide to the exquisitely detailed textile art of Chloe GiordanoThis stunning and inspiring book walks you through Chloe Giordano's unique way of working and provides sumptuous galleries of her exquisite textile art. Taking one project from conception through to completion, chooses colours, see how Chloe plans her designs, selects threads, blends colours and works in order to create her beautifully detailed embroideries.

Be inspired by chloe's most popular themes: foxes, hares, fawns, rabbits, mice and plants. Packed with chloe's guidance on every aspect of the process, including hooping and framing, this book will inspire you to create stunning thread paintings of your own. The second part of the book contains collections of Chloe's work, along with the back stories and inspirations behind each piece.

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