Stitch Draw

Stitch Draw

Book - 2014
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A guide to figurative stitching with the sewing machine - using the thread and needle almost as a pencil. A look that is growing in popularity, figurative stitch work needs some guidance and a leading exponent of the style reveals the basics but also how to expand your repertoire to really showcase your creativity.

The book covers: How to set up your machi≠ How to tackle drawing (with exercises that will help even those who are afraid to put pen to paper); Transferring drawing to cloth, working with transparency, different surfaces and adding fabrics and colour; Photography, with details on using photographs in textiles; Putting it all together with layering images, playing with scale, repetition and composition.

Stunning work by Rosie James and other textile artists who work with figurative stitch are featured throughout the book.

Publisher: London :, Batsford,, 2014
ISBN: 9781849941570
Branch Call Number: ANF 746.44028 JAM
Characteristics: 127 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 29 cm


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Jul 09, 2017

If you like the drawing style of the black outlined figures of the cover, you'll like the book. The whole thing is basically how to machine embroider figures like that. It goes over how to use reference photos or sketches, set up your machine and use the materials. I was hoping for a little more variety in the projects suggested, but it's mostly for display or maybe applique onto a shirt. Just not really my style, but to each their own!

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