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Exploring Dimensional Quilt Art takes quilters above and beyond the surface with innovative techniques for raising surfaces and creating three-dimensional fabric structures. Discover how to incorporate these expressive effects into your quilting, from the simplest textured quilt to elaborate twisted and embellished structures, including vessels and hanging installations.
June Barnes explores various folding, gathering, pleating, stuffing, padding, shrinking and layering techniques. Learn how to create your own trendy effects while discovering the secrets of how these sometimes impossible-looking structures are created. Invaluable technical construction tips and a wealth of inspiration from the author and some of the world's leading quilt artists offer you a complete exploration.$39.99$17.99
From being spray-painted onto walls and trains, to enjoying acclaim in galleries and museums, the graffiti movement has changed. Far from being viewed as mindless vandalism, graffiti, or urban street art, has become prized as a highly valued and socially relevant art form.
The book presents 38 of the most influential and pioneering urban artists from around the world who have driven this transformation, exploring their mediums, methods and backgrounds, and why they've chosen to challenge classical ideas of art to convey messages about urban culture. From well-known names such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Blek le Rat to superstars of the underground movement, these are artists who have moved far away from the cliched lettering and tags to develop individual styles that reflect and critique modern life.
Urban Art Legends is the perfect companion for anyone wanting to learn more about this vibrant, exciting and constantly evolving art form.$34.99$14.99
Modern Mark Making will spark the interest of the calligraphy novice by introducing a new approach to lettering, one that combines a lively combination of traditional lettering styles, fun and scripty modern styles, and artsy street-style lettering, along with project ideas that incorporate creative lettering.
The book demonstrates the uses of traditional and cutting edge lettering tools, from classic calligraphy pens to bling-producing metallic foils and glue pens. It introduces a wide array of lettering styles with complete alphabets sample artworks that show an application.
Fully stepped-out illustrations breakdown each letterform, taking the reader through each stroke. A large collection of gallery images that provide further inspiration for how to use creative lettering in artwork.$34.99$14.99
The craft of decorative knotting is making a huge comeback with several accomplished artists taking the craft to exciting new levels of creativity. Hot Knots explores a variety of macrame techniques – from historical, centuries-old designs, to modern fusion knots – and guides readers through 18 cool and contemporary projects for jewellery, housewares, accessories and more.
Inside you'll find:
- Clearly illustrated, step-by-step tutorials demonstrating a variety of knotting techniques
- More than 200 stunning, full-colour images that instruct and inspire crafters of all levels
- Added suggestions for each project that encourage crafters to take their skills further
Create your own knitted dolls, full of personality and fun to make. Fiona Goble has designed 25 knitted toys with real appeal.
As well as boy and girl dolls, there are animal dolls, and a whole wardrobe of clothes and accessories. The dolls are all the same size, so outfits can be swapped between the dolls, and you can change hairstyles and colouring as well to create a personalized gift for a child (or an adult!). As well as the dolls and their clothes, there are more than 10 added extras such as pet cats and dogs, a mini teddy bear and beach gear, making more than 35 patterns in total.
Whether you want to knit Ben the Surfer Dude, Vintage Rosie, Marion the Mermaid or Superhero Stan, you will find easy-to-follow patterns and instructions on everything from knitting techniques to creating the all-important finishing touches.$29.99$14.99
In this practical guide by qward-winning quilt artist Sandra Meech, you'll explore the elements of design and how these relate to quiltmaking and fibre art.
Through a series of exercises, observations and analyses, learn how to incorporate basic design principles into your work creatively and confidently. Study various design styles and approaches from fine art, nature, graphic design and the world of textiles.
With Sandra's expert guidance, you'll become more comfortable with new textures, techniques and compositions as you fill your own signature sketchbook with ideas and inspiration. Includes over 150 inspirational images from the world's best quilt and textile artists.$39.99$14.99