Creative Quilts: Inspiration, Texture and Stitch
In this practical and inspiring book, award-winning contemporary quilt artist Sandra Meech explains how to harness your own creativity to add innovation and depth to your quilt and embroidery work. It follows on from her bestselling first book, 'Contemporary Quilts'. In 'Creative Quilts', she shows you how to take inspiration from a wealth of sources, including art, textiles and architecture, and gives special emphasis to journals and sketchbooks. The book also contains full instructions for a range of exciting techniques including surface embellishment, mixed-media techniques, and taking quilt work into three dimensions, plus practical advice on exhibiting work. Special 'Creativity Plus' and 'Design Workshop' exercises help you to develop confidence in your own creativity. Illustrated with work from the world's leading quilt and textile artists, this book is both a practical workbook and a precious source of inspiration.
Subjects covered include: Exploring Creativity • Finding a Theme • Design, Pattern and Composition • Texture and Dimension • A Professional Approach