The Textile Artist: Expressive Stitches

A No-Rules Guide to Creating Original Textile Art
Jan Dowson

Description

Whether it's a landscape, a garden, an animal or a powerful memory of a place or object, Jan Dowson shows you how she develops them all into beautifully stitched representations that exude awe-inspiring detail, colour and expression.

Jan begins the creative process by collecting and storing natural items and exploring different patterns, texture, media and markings to cultivate her final design. She uses simple yet effective methods for altering fabric prior to stitching, including dyeing, embellishing and stamping, then transforms her fabric into a vibrant, textured artwork using a combination of traditional hand stitching, machine stitching, and other media.

Following a fascinating, illustrated step-by step chapter on Jan's key techniques, join her as she takes you through the stages of three types of work for which she is most renowned the stitched landscape, the memory cloth and the bird sculpture. Each project also includes a break down of the materials, tools and techniques used, so that you can understand as well as see the development of her astounding, mixed-media creations.

Throughout the book, a gallery of Jan's work complements her techniques and projects, providing inspiration for your own textile artwork. These are stunning pieces that will open your eyes and turn your own creative concepts into original, personal work.

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Details

  • Format
    Paperback
  • Pages
    128
  • Size
    280 x 215mm
  • Publisher
    Search Press
  • ISBN
    9781782217503
Status
Coming soon – due January
Stock Code
210001
Our Price
$47.99