|Layered and Stitched Pictures|
Using free machine embroidery and appliqué to create textile art inspired by everyday life.
by Katie Essam
Soft cover, 128 pages, $49.95 ($45.41)
A modern source of fun and innovative inspiration for any textile artist, built on the everyday world around you.
Katie Essam's fresh, modern style uses unique combinations of traditional techniques, and in this book she shows you how to create beautiful textile art inspired by the beauty in everyday objects.
Stretch your imagination and be inspired by Katie's fun, innovative ideas; learn how to draw inspiration from the animals, birds, gardens, beach huts and scenes that surround you; and use that inspiration as the fuel you need to create gorgeous stitched pictures.
|About the Author:|
Katie Essam's passion for textiles began when she graduated form the University of Hertfordshire with a BA Hons in Contemporary Applied Art. She combines freehand machine embroidery, appliqué and other textile techniques to make original mixed media textile art pieces, inspired by the beauty in everyday objects and scenes. She especially loves turning personal photographs of family, pets or houses, into original, tailor-made pieces of textile art. Katie runs a variety of workshops around the UK teaching the techniques she uses to make her textile art. Katie lives in Bexhill, UK.
Introduction6 Materials10 Before you start18 Setting up your machine20 Beach Scene26 step-by-step project Finding ideas and inspiration38 Planning40 Appliqué Hare48 step-by-step project Paint and stitch62 Blue Tit64 step-by-step project Hen and Rooster74 step-by-step project Collage90 Sewing Collage94 step-by-step project Choosing your own design106 Jimmy the Cat108 step-by-step project Home118 step-by-step project Displaying your work126 Index128
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