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Inspired to stitch : the creative embroidery course

Author: Wendy Lees
Publisher: Newton Abbot, Devon : David & Charles ; New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Sterling Pub. Co., ©1991.
Series: A David & Charles craft book
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A book which is designed to help and encourage embroiderers to use their own ideas and feelings as a starting-point in designing embroidery. Stitches and fabrics are explored in a series of simple  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Lees
ISBN: 0715394991 9780715394991
OCLC Number: 25025688
Notes: Distributor from label on half title page.
"A David & Charles craft book."
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Part 1 Beginnings in creative embroidery: stitches, line and stitchery; a family of stitches - chain stitch; herringbone, cretan and fly stitches; satin stitch blocks and seeding; spot stitches; translating mark-making into stitchery; the use of colour; exploring fabric collage; fabrics and stitchery - softening edges; designing from car wheels; working from a photograph of a landscape; when to use a frame; designing a panel. Part 2 Finding a starting point: primary sources; secondary sources; inspiration from galleries and museums; lettering; working directly from materials; mark-making; manipulation of fabrics, threads and other materials; exploring geometric form; working from ideas; sources of inspiration - summary. Part 3 Developing a design and choosing a method: working from drawings, sketches or photographs; using your lettering; designing from mark-making; developing your samples of manipulated fabrics; designing from geometric form. Part 4 Making and problems solving: judging the work; style in embroidery. Part 5 Aspects of design: shape; pattern; line; rhythm and movement in design; a project in line, rhythm and movement; tone value; colour; texture; the focal point; depth. Part 6 Recording an image: drawing with a pencil; drawing with a pen; using charcoal, conte crayon or chalk; pastels; gouache and poster colour paints; watercolour, Margaret Corgin; collage; using a sketchbook; photography. Part 7 Presentation: making a wall-hanging.
Series Title: A David & Charles craft book
Responsibility: Wendy Lees.


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