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Embellish, Stitch, Felt: Using the Embellisher Machine and Needle-Punch Techniquesby Sheila Smith
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Take everyday clothing, shoes, and hats to a new level with hand-applied or machine-worked fabric and fiber embellishments. Recycle fabrics into items of unique and extraordinary beauty using hand-held needlepoint; use an embellisher machine to build up layers of color in the fabric; and learn to create all new accessories to wear and enjoy. Projects include a glazed chintz bag, richly colored patchwork pillows, and many others. There's instruction on coloring and dyeing fabrics, creating and using texture, working in three dimensions, and even creating your own cloth. - Provides a wealth of techniques for using an embellisher machine and for creating designs by hand - Features projects and techniques for beginners, intermediates, and advanced crafters - Full-color photographs show various stages of the project workflow
Textile artists eager to expand their repertoire into two- and three-dimensional work will find this an essential and inspiring reference. With lavish illustrations, Stitch and Structure covers the entire process, from designing through construction to embellishment with mixed media. Diagrams, detailed drawings, and stitch information guide readers through the techniques, which include drawing tips, advice on customizing threads, creating knotted forms, and more.
Take everyday clothing, shoes, and hats to a new level with Sheila Smith's fabulous, mess-free felting techniques. Smith opens up a range of felt ideas for textile artists, from recycling fabrics using hand-held needlepoint to building up layers of color with an embellisher machine. The projects include a “glazed chintz” bag, colorful patchwork pillows, and much more. There's instruction on coloring and dyeing fabrics, creating and using texture, working in three dimensions, and even creating your own cloth.
About the Author
Sheila Smith is a longtime feltmaker who teaches the fabric arts worldwide. She's the former chair of the International Feltmakers' Association, and writes for several textile and embroidery magazines, including World of Embroidery, Beautiful Stitches, Sewing World, and Workbox. Smith is the author of the bestselling Felt to Stitch (Batsford). She lives in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.
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