Drawn to Stitch: Line, Drawing, and Mark-Making in Textile Art by Gwen HedleyDrawn to Stitch: Line, Drawing, and Mark-Making in Textile Art by Gwen Hedley

Drawn to Stitch: Line, Drawing, and Mark-Making in Textile Art

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Hardcover | October 12, 2010

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Line is an essential component of all textile and surface art. When used effectively, line and mark-making convey texture, tone, form, movement, and mood. With Drawn to Stitch by your side, learn creative uses of line in embroidery and textile art.

Artist and teacher Gwen Hedley shares a series of exercises designed to explore line's potential as well as develop your creativity. Drawn to Stitch also covers line and mark-making tools, materials, and processes, including printing and mixed-media techniques. Gwen explores stitch, explaining how to interpret different line qualities from crisp and sharp to soft and diffused and from raised and overlaid to recessed and inlaid.

Full of inspiring ideas, Drawn to Stitch is illustrated with stunning examples of stitched-textile work from leading artists.

Gwen Hedley is an author, teacher, and embroiderer who exhibits widely. She is a member of the Society of Designer-Craftsmen and the Practical Study Group. She is the author of the best-selling book Surfaces for Stitch. Gwen lives in Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire.
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Title:Drawn to Stitch: Line, Drawing, and Mark-Making in Textile ArtFormat:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 8.5 × 10.88 × 0.68 inPublished:October 12, 2010Publisher:Interweave PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1596682337

ISBN - 13:9781596682337

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1:
WORKING WITH THIS BOOK

Looking for line
Looking for color
Looking for texture

CHAPTER 2:
BACKGROUNDS, MATERIALS AND TOOLS

Backgrounds
Altering grounds
Coloring grounds
Drawing tools
Supplementary art materials

CHAPTER 3:
LINE-DRAWINGAND MARK-MAKING PROCESSES

Monoprinting
Printing
Lifting color
Removing color
Resisting color
Exploratory marks

CHAPTER 4:
TEXTILE PROCESSES

Stitch as mark
Line/design transfer
Needle-felted lines and marks
Fibrous grounds for stitch

CHAPTER 5:
INTERPRETING LINE QUALITY: DRAWING AND STITCHING

Crisp and sharp
Soft and diffused
Interrupted and implied
Raised and overlaid
Recessed and inlaid

CHAPTER 6:
USING LINE

Line for texture and tone
Line for form and dimension
Line for mood

TO CONCLUDE

Editorial Reviews

"The innovative work shown here by Gwen and other leading artists is unique and intriguing, drawing the viewer in and offering inspiration to textile artists of all experience levels." - Kit Robinson, Machine Quilting Unlimited"This book will, I believe, appeal to a wide variety of artists: quilters, embroiderers (machine and hand), visual journalers, mixed media artists, photographers, as well as color and textural artisans will find the techniques pertinent. There is much to delight and explore in this book and I think most creative minds will find something of interest among the pages." - Booksbythewillowtree.blogspot.com"The innovative work shown here by Gwen and other leading artists is unique and intriguing, drawing the viewer in and offering inspiration to textile artists of all experience levels." - Machine Quilting Unlimited