Stitched Textiles: Nature

June 5, 2018|
Stitched Textiles: Nature by Stephanie Redfern
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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.
A ceramist for twenty years, Stephanie Redfern began working in textiles and mixed media in 2003. She now concentrates entirely upon these media, enjoying the immediate sensations of colour, design, line and shape using drawing, print, textiles and text. Her work consists of artists'' books, large wall hangings, and smaller pieces of t...
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Title:Stitched Textiles: Nature
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:128 pages, 11.06 X 8.56 X 0.37 in
Shipping dimensions:128 pages, 11.06 X 8.56 X 0.37 in
Published:June 5, 2018
Publisher:Search Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781782214526

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