Synopses & Reviews
Praise for Val Holmes's previous title, Creative Recycling in Embroidery,
Consider the term embroidery in its broadest sense. French artist (and author of The Machine Embroiderer's Workbook, 1992, and Encyclopedia of Machine Embroidery, 2003) Val Holmes re-creates the 1970s concept of recycling into a host of techniques and ideas and a handful of projects that experienced stitchers will welcome. It's heavy on the ideas, such as dismantling an embellished garment and reassembling it for a more perfect, uniquely decorated fit; or the use of patchwork in inventing items fabricated out of plastics or metal. It also emphasizes a variety of techniques, many taking advantage of miracle materials like Aquabond (a water-soluble fabric with one sticky side) and crystal strands, synthetic fibers that fuse together when ironed. Full-color photographs of finished recyclables enhance the half-dozen projects--a cushion, makeup bag, concertina book--giving needleworkers inspiration that will last a literal lifetime. Barbara Jacobs
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The enthralling popularity of collagraphy is taking textile artists to new heights. Learn this popular new technique from the best when you explore collagraphy with embroidery teacher, Val Holmes. In her new book, Print with Collage and Stitch
, Holmes shares everything you need to know about the exciting effects of combining almost endless permutations of collage, stitch, and print and how to incorporate these effects into your own stitched-textile work.
Included is invaluable and beautifully illustrated information on embroidered collagraphy plate-making, choosing the right printing surface, combining paper and fabric, embroidering onto prints, and how to work in a series. In addition to innovative collagraphy techniques, youll discover an in-depth look into monoprinting and incorporating common textile art techniques into serial monoprints.
In Print with Collage and Stitch, youll explore a simple and most fundamental mixed-media technique, popular for producing highly-sophisticated and complex-looking surface effects.
About the Author
Val Holmes is a well-known teacher and embroiderer. She contributed a series of articles for Stitch
magazine and is the author of numerous books, including Gardens in Embroidery
, The Machine Embroiderers Workbook
, The Encyclopedia of Machine Embroidery
, Creative Recycling in Embroidery
, and Broderie Machine
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Making the plate
Materials suitable for making the plate and for adding to the plate
How to make a plate
How to protect the plate for printing
Chapter 2 Introducing brodagraphy
How to make a collagraphy plate using embroidery
Chapter 3 Printing from the plate without a press
Chapter 4 Printing with a press
Different types of press that can be used
Developing a print using different color and application techniques.
Chapter 5 Surfaces for print
A look at different papers and fabrics suitable for printing
Chapter 6 Collagraphy for paper relief
Chapter 7 Embroidering the print
Techniques for embroidery on paper to enhance the paper print
Embroidery onto a textile print
Printing onto textile surfaces that can be heated and distorted afterward
Chapter 8 The monotype
Using some of the above techniques for serial monotypes
Conclusion Exploiting prints in your work
Appendix: The press
Different solutions for bought presses and suggestions for borrowing
Clear plans and instructions for the construction of two different types of press