Applique Embroidery - Techniques and Projects
|INSIDE:||450 colour photographs|
Applique is the fascinating and versatile technique of applying one fabric to another. This beautiful book covers the principles within the technique, from the design stage through to padding, edgings and decorative stitches. It explains how to use a great collection of materials and threads, along with a rich array of stitches and textures to give dimension and contrast, thereby creating a unique piece of art. It is lavishly illustrated with 450 colour photographs. Written by a widely respected teacher, the book draws on her extensive examples to illustrate various applications and designs within this specialized and delightful area of embroidery. It is a book to be kept close and treasured.
- Introduces other embroidery techniques, such as gold work, crewel work and silk shading, that can be used in a piece of applique
- Explains stitches that can embellish the piece further, such as the traditional buttonhole and blanket stitch, as well as couching, fly, feather, herringbone and knotted stitches
- Encourages experimentation and play with ideas, for example layering fabrics onto different backgrounds, trying different types of padding to create height, perspective and 3D effects, and using different edging stitches with a variety of threads around the fabrics
Site Price: £15.96E-Book Edition: £15.95 (incl. VAT)
" This is a very thorough and readable guide to this technique - including both hand and machine methods of applique and is well worth having as a reference and as a source of ideas for projects. A very enjoyable read. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Sew Region Magazine