Synopses & Reviews
Recycling is a hotand#160;trend in embroidery, and this is the best book available on the subject. Covering both hand and machine stitching, it reconsiders embroidery by utilizingand#160;salvaged materialand#151;from fabric, paper, dried flowers, and tree bark, to metal waste, plastic, broken jewelry, and personal souvenirs. Along with the practical instruction, thereand#8217;sand#160;advice on how recycled itemsand#160;canand#160;add personal meaningand#160;to a piece of embroidery. Projects range fromand#160;a cushion to a concertina book, and present innovative ways to use the latest miracle materials like Aquabond and fusible synthetic fibers.
Recycling is one of the hottest new trends in embroidery, and this is the first book on the subject. Covering the techniques of both hand and machine embroidery, it's packed with ideas for using different types of salvaged material--from fabric, paper, dried flowers, and tree bark, to metal waste, plastic, broken jewelry, and
personal souvenirs. Along with the practical instruction, there's inspiring advice on how recycling can be used to give special creative meaning to a piece of embroidery. The exciting possibilities are illustrated throughout with stunning color photographs of work by some of today's leading embroiderers.
Collagraphy is about combining texturesandmdash;creating collages on fabricandmdash;and itand#39;s one of the most popular techniques in textile art. See how to create exciting effects using the almost endless permutations of collage, stitch, and print, and incorporate them into your own stitched-textile work. Val Holmes, a true star of the style, shows how to make a collagraphy plate, choose suitable surfaces, combine paper and fabric, embroider onto prints, and work in series. Illustrated throughout with stunning examples of the form by the finest artists, this book is an inspirational introduction to a technique that could become your latest textile passion.
About the Author
Val Holmes is a well-known teacher and embroiderer who runs very popular residential embroidery courses from her home in France. Her previous books include Creative Recycling in Embroidery and The Encyclopedia of Machine Embroidery, both published by Batsford.