Textile Landscape

Textile Landscape

Author: Cas Holmes

Publisher: Batsford Books

Published: 2023-08-03

Total Pages: 306

ISBN-13: 1849945578

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Textile Landscapes demonstrates how to develop your approach to textile art with a focus on using found objects and paint and stitch on cloth and paper. Cas explains how to exploit the contrast between the hands-on textural quality of working with fabrics and threads and the spontaneity and movement of brush marks to lend a painterly quality to your work. She begins with the basics – keeping a sketchbook to generate ideas, painting and stitching on cloth and on paper and working digitally; Inspiring Landscapes looks at natural and urban space, the changing seasons and great landscapes as well as intimate spaces and travel diaries; Painting and Marking with Cloth explains the practical aspects of painting and dyeing cloth and how to make connections between paint, print, dye, stencil and stitch; Stitch-scapes looks at the different forms of landscape, experimenting with photographs and prints and how to translate those images using ink, stitch, abstract and collage techniques and then at how to transform the image using digital techniques; On Closer Inspection covers using elements and details from landscape and the environment as found objects and for research; finally People and Place explores the relationship we have with the outdoors and the built environment, as well as personal interpretations of place. The book includes artworks by the author that explore the UK, USA, Europe and Australia, as well as works by other internationally renowned textile artists. A creative guide ideal for textile artists of all levels – students, teachers and practising artists and makers – to make unique and beautiful work inspired by the world around us.


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Download or read book Textile Landscape written by Cas Holmes and published by Batsford Books. This book was released on 2023-08-03 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Textile Landscapes demonstrates how to develop your approach to textile art with a focus on using found objects and paint and stitch on cloth and paper. Cas explains how to exploit the contrast between the hands-on textural quality of working with fabrics and threads and the spontaneity and movement of brush marks to lend a painterly quality to your work. She begins with the basics – keeping a sketchbook to generate ideas, painting and stitching on cloth and on paper and working digitally; Inspiring Landscapes looks at natural and urban space, the changing seasons and great landscapes as well as intimate spaces and travel diaries; Painting and Marking with Cloth explains the practical aspects of painting and dyeing cloth and how to make connections between paint, print, dye, stencil and stitch; Stitch-scapes looks at the different forms of landscape, experimenting with photographs and prints and how to translate those images using ink, stitch, abstract and collage techniques and then at how to transform the image using digital techniques; On Closer Inspection covers using elements and details from landscape and the environment as found objects and for research; finally People and Place explores the relationship we have with the outdoors and the built environment, as well as personal interpretations of place. The book includes artworks by the author that explore the UK, USA, Europe and Australia, as well as works by other internationally renowned textile artists. A creative guide ideal for textile artists of all levels – students, teachers and practising artists and makers – to make unique and beautiful work inspired by the world around us.


Stitched Textiles: Landscapes

Stitched Textiles: Landscapes

Author: Kathleen Matthews

Publisher: National Geographic Books

Published: 2013-06-01

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 1844487202

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Kathleen Matthews shares her unique method of creating beautiful landscapes using quilting, dyeing and stitching techniques. She shows what materials are needed, and takes us through her design process from taking reference photographs of landscapes through composition, identifiying the light source and choosing fabrics and thread to create the scene. There is an excellent section on using simple dyeing methods to create unique fabrics that are ideal for landscapes. We then learn how to transfer the design on to fabric, create a quilt and then layer fabrics to create the various parts of a picture. Free machine embroidery is then used to create the effect, with hand embroidery sometimes employed for details. There is plenty of information on creating landscape elements such as water, skies, trees, hills and mountains, fields, flowers and buildings and more, and on depicting the four seasons. There are five gorgeous step by step projects showing an Autumn Woodland, Flowers in a Landscape, a Mountain Scene, a Sunset on Water and a Lavender Field. The book is filled with beautiful landscapes to inform and inspire textile artists. This book is part of the new Stitched Textiles series for textile artists (in particular intermediate to experienced embroiderers, quilters, etc.), showing how to embellish and enhance fabric surfaces with paints, dye, appliqué, collaged elements, stitching, beads and more. Themes are forever popular in the textile world, and this book on stitched landscapes will demonstrate how to design, realise and create original work.


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Download or read book Stitched Textiles: Landscapes written by Kathleen Matthews and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2013-06-01 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kathleen Matthews shares her unique method of creating beautiful landscapes using quilting, dyeing and stitching techniques. She shows what materials are needed, and takes us through her design process from taking reference photographs of landscapes through composition, identifiying the light source and choosing fabrics and thread to create the scene. There is an excellent section on using simple dyeing methods to create unique fabrics that are ideal for landscapes. We then learn how to transfer the design on to fabric, create a quilt and then layer fabrics to create the various parts of a picture. Free machine embroidery is then used to create the effect, with hand embroidery sometimes employed for details. There is plenty of information on creating landscape elements such as water, skies, trees, hills and mountains, fields, flowers and buildings and more, and on depicting the four seasons. There are five gorgeous step by step projects showing an Autumn Woodland, Flowers in a Landscape, a Mountain Scene, a Sunset on Water and a Lavender Field. The book is filled with beautiful landscapes to inform and inspire textile artists. This book is part of the new Stitched Textiles series for textile artists (in particular intermediate to experienced embroiderers, quilters, etc.), showing how to embellish and enhance fabric surfaces with paints, dye, appliqué, collaged elements, stitching, beads and more. Themes are forever popular in the textile world, and this book on stitched landscapes will demonstrate how to design, realise and create original work.


Stitched Textiles: Landscapes

Stitched Textiles: Landscapes

Author: Matthews

Publisher: Search Press Limited

Published: 2013

Total Pages:

ISBN-13: 1781263086

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Stitched Textiles: Seascapes

Stitched Textiles: Seascapes

Author: Amanda Hislop

Publisher: National Geographic Books

Published: 2019-10-01

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 1782215646

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Aimed at textile artists and intermediate to experienced embroiderers and quilters this amazing work explores in both technique and design, Amanda Hislop's incredible textile seascapes. New from the Stitched Textiles series, Amanda Hislop reveals the skills and processes she uses to make her incredible textile seascapes. Featuring original projects, practical and enjoyable design exercises, and extensive sections on composition and markmaking, this instructional guide is brimming over with good ideas for a stunning selection of fabric and stitch scenes. The book has a particular emphasis on taking your work from inspiration through the design stage, offering practical, clear advice and guidance on this sometimes difficult part of creating artwork. It's all clearly explained through practical exercises and inspirational examples that then lead to projects which build upon and consolidate the lessons learned. Amanda's deep love and fascination with the varied moods of the sea and coastal landscape makes this a fantastic source for ideas and wonderful must-have reference book for all textile artists, whatever their skill level.


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Download or read book Stitched Textiles: Seascapes written by Amanda Hislop and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2019-10-01 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Aimed at textile artists and intermediate to experienced embroiderers and quilters this amazing work explores in both technique and design, Amanda Hislop's incredible textile seascapes. New from the Stitched Textiles series, Amanda Hislop reveals the skills and processes she uses to make her incredible textile seascapes. Featuring original projects, practical and enjoyable design exercises, and extensive sections on composition and markmaking, this instructional guide is brimming over with good ideas for a stunning selection of fabric and stitch scenes. The book has a particular emphasis on taking your work from inspiration through the design stage, offering practical, clear advice and guidance on this sometimes difficult part of creating artwork. It's all clearly explained through practical exercises and inspirational examples that then lead to projects which build upon and consolidate the lessons learned. Amanda's deep love and fascination with the varied moods of the sea and coastal landscape makes this a fantastic source for ideas and wonderful must-have reference book for all textile artists, whatever their skill level.


Stitched Textiles: Nature

Stitched Textiles: Nature

Author: Stephanie Redfern

Publisher: National Geographic Books

Published: 2018-06-05

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 1782214526

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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. 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, silk and Khadi paper; and using objects found in nature, such as leaves, 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. 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, beginning by exploring the use of sketchbooks and study pages, progressing to picking out iconic elements from sketches and photographs, and eventually assembling a stunning, personal piece of stitched textile work on fabric or on cotton-blend Khadi paper, applying handstitch in metallic threads, or machine stitch in whimsical and beautiful patterns, and embellishing with natural beads or found objects.


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Download or read book Stitched Textiles: Nature written by Stephanie Redfern and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2018-06-05 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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. 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, silk and Khadi paper; and using objects found in nature, such as leaves, 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. 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, beginning by exploring the use of sketchbooks and study pages, progressing to picking out iconic elements from sketches and photographs, and eventually assembling a stunning, personal piece of stitched textile work on fabric or on cotton-blend Khadi paper, applying handstitch in metallic threads, or machine stitch in whimsical and beautiful patterns, and embellishing with natural beads or found objects.


Textile Artist: Expressive Stitches

Textile Artist: Expressive Stitches

Author: Jan Dowson

Publisher: National Geographic Books

Published: 2021-02-09

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 1782217509

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Transform your ideas on creative fabric embellishment for textile art that's full meaning and astounding texture, in this inspiring book by award-winning textile art tutor and artist Jan Dowson. Whether it's a landscape, a garden, an animal or a powerful memory of a place or object, Jan shows you how she develops them all into beautifully stitched representations that exude awe-inspiring detail, colour and expression. Discover Jan's unique sketchbook process, where she stores and collects natural items, and explores different patterns, textures, media and markings to cultivate her final design. See her simple yet effective methods for transforming her fabric for stitching, including dyeing, embellishing and stamping. Then, watch her transform an unassuming square of fabric into a contemporary piece of art brimming with colour, texture and extraordinary stitched markings - all made through the combination of traditional sewing techniques and other media. Following a fascinating, illustrated step-by step chapter on Jan's key techniques, join her as she takes you through the stages of three types of work for which she is most renowned - the stitched landscape, the memory cloth and the bird sculpture. Each project also includes a break down of the materials, tools and techniques used, so that can understand as well as see the development of her astounding, mixed-media creations. Throughout the book, a gallery of Jan's work complements her techniques and projects, showing how to truly push the limits on your stitcheries. These are stunning pieces that will open your eyes and turn your own creative concepts into original, personal work.


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Download or read book Textile Artist: Expressive Stitches written by Jan Dowson and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2021-02-09 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Transform your ideas on creative fabric embellishment for textile art that's full meaning and astounding texture, in this inspiring book by award-winning textile art tutor and artist Jan Dowson. Whether it's a landscape, a garden, an animal or a powerful memory of a place or object, Jan shows you how she develops them all into beautifully stitched representations that exude awe-inspiring detail, colour and expression. Discover Jan's unique sketchbook process, where she stores and collects natural items, and explores different patterns, textures, media and markings to cultivate her final design. See her simple yet effective methods for transforming her fabric for stitching, including dyeing, embellishing and stamping. Then, watch her transform an unassuming square of fabric into a contemporary piece of art brimming with colour, texture and extraordinary stitched markings - all made through the combination of traditional sewing techniques and other media. Following a fascinating, illustrated step-by step chapter on Jan's key techniques, join her as she takes you through the stages of three types of work for which she is most renowned - the stitched landscape, the memory cloth and the bird sculpture. Each project also includes a break down of the materials, tools and techniques used, so that can understand as well as see the development of her astounding, mixed-media creations. Throughout the book, a gallery of Jan's work complements her techniques and projects, showing how to truly push the limits on your stitcheries. These are stunning pieces that will open your eyes and turn your own creative concepts into original, personal work.


Textile Artist: Layer, Paint and Stitch

Textile Artist: Layer, Paint and Stitch

Author: Dolan

Publisher: Search Press Limited

Published: 2015

Total Pages:

ISBN-13: 1781264120

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Download or read book Textile Artist: Layer, Paint and Stitch written by Dolan and published by Search Press Limited. This book was released on 2015 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


Embroidered Landscapes Hand Embroidery

Embroidered Landscapes Hand Embroidery

Author: Judy Wilford

Publisher: Milner Craft Series

Published: 2016

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781863514743

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Design and create realistic hand-embroidered landscapes, from coastlines to deserts, escarpments to plains. Judy Wilford's stunning process combines different genres, textiles, traditional stitches, and embroidery styles. Part 1 covers the materials and equipment, lays out a simple landscape, and demonstrates background layering and surface stitching. The second section contains a range of projects, each developing and extending the various techniques.


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Download or read book Embroidered Landscapes Hand Embroidery written by Judy Wilford and published by Milner Craft Series. This book was released on 2016 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Design and create realistic hand-embroidered landscapes, from coastlines to deserts, escarpments to plains. Judy Wilford's stunning process combines different genres, textiles, traditional stitches, and embroidery styles. Part 1 covers the materials and equipment, lays out a simple landscape, and demonstrates background layering and surface stitching. The second section contains a range of projects, each developing and extending the various techniques.


Stitched Textiles: Animals

Stitched Textiles: Animals

Author: Mrs Bertimus

Publisher: National Geographic Books

Published: 2021-06-29

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 178221822X

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An inspiring and practical step-by-step guide to creating quirky, contemporary animal-themed stitched textiles from the amazing studio of Mrs. Bertimus. In this inspiring, practical guide, textile artist Letitia Thompson, aka Mrs Bertimus, shows you how to create colourful, contemporary, animal-themed stitched textiles with a quirky mix of vintage and whimsical style. Letitia's subjects range from playful, dancing mice to crafty foxes, their personalities skillfully captured in stitch using free-motion machine embroidery and hand stitching. The progression from idea to stitch is developed in easy stages, providing a valuable insight into the author's creative process and the methods she uses to achieve her stunning textile artworks. Starting with a comprehensive materials and techniques section, the book includes 4 step-by-step projects and numerous finished pieces to spark your creativity, resulting in a unique source of ideas and inspiration for textile artists of all abilities.


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Download or read book Stitched Textiles: Animals written by Mrs Bertimus and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2021-06-29 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An inspiring and practical step-by-step guide to creating quirky, contemporary animal-themed stitched textiles from the amazing studio of Mrs. Bertimus. In this inspiring, practical guide, textile artist Letitia Thompson, aka Mrs Bertimus, shows you how to create colourful, contemporary, animal-themed stitched textiles with a quirky mix of vintage and whimsical style. Letitia's subjects range from playful, dancing mice to crafty foxes, their personalities skillfully captured in stitch using free-motion machine embroidery and hand stitching. The progression from idea to stitch is developed in easy stages, providing a valuable insight into the author's creative process and the methods she uses to achieve her stunning textile artworks. Starting with a comprehensive materials and techniques section, the book includes 4 step-by-step projects and numerous finished pieces to spark your creativity, resulting in a unique source of ideas and inspiration for textile artists of all abilities.


Embroidering the Everyday

Embroidering the Everyday

Author: Cas Holmes

Publisher: Batsford Books

Published: 2021-09-02

Total Pages: 320

ISBN-13: 1849947449

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Inspiration and practical tips on incorporating the everyday into textile art. In Embroidering the Everyday, acclaimed textile artist Cas Holmes explores the 'everyday' and the 'domestic', generating a wealth of inspiration and raw material to create textile work that resonates with time and place. Cas invites us to re-examine the world and use the limitations sometimes imposed by geographic area or individual circumstances as a rich resource to develop ideas for mixed media textiles in a more thoughtful way. With techniques and projects throughout, the book explores: How to be more resourceful with what we have to hand, including working with vintage scraps, homemade dyes and papers, and even teabags and biscuits. Rediscovering family history and how photographs and objects can provide inspiration, including Cas's own exploration of her Romani heritage. Drawing inspiration from our local landscape and how it changes through the seasons. How to transform materials with mark-making, printing, image transfer, collage and stitch. Packed with inspirational work from the author, and other leading practitioners who place the everyday at the heart of their work, this treasure trove of ideas, techniques and practical projects is an essential guide for our times.


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Download or read book Embroidering the Everyday written by Cas Holmes and published by Batsford Books. This book was released on 2021-09-02 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inspiration and practical tips on incorporating the everyday into textile art. In Embroidering the Everyday, acclaimed textile artist Cas Holmes explores the 'everyday' and the 'domestic', generating a wealth of inspiration and raw material to create textile work that resonates with time and place. Cas invites us to re-examine the world and use the limitations sometimes imposed by geographic area or individual circumstances as a rich resource to develop ideas for mixed media textiles in a more thoughtful way. With techniques and projects throughout, the book explores: How to be more resourceful with what we have to hand, including working with vintage scraps, homemade dyes and papers, and even teabags and biscuits. Rediscovering family history and how photographs and objects can provide inspiration, including Cas's own exploration of her Romani heritage. Drawing inspiration from our local landscape and how it changes through the seasons. How to transform materials with mark-making, printing, image transfer, collage and stitch. Packed with inspirational work from the author, and other leading practitioners who place the everyday at the heart of their work, this treasure trove of ideas, techniques and practical projects is an essential guide for our times.