From Image to Stitch

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Pavilion Books, Jul 15, 2008 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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This book is about taking an image- a drawing, painting, digital photograph, computer design or photocopy- and, using simple methods, turning it into a piece of textile art.

The author takes you through a variety of techniques for creating the image, such as scanning mixed-media artwork and digital photographs, or using imaging software to create exciting patterns and effects. No technical knowledge is required to use this book, as it offers easy-to-follow instructions, and the materials, technology and equipment are all readily available.

But at the centre of the book lies the use of stitch. Having produced the image and transferred it to fabric, the next step is to enhance it with hand or machine embroidery. Innovative methods, both in the image transfer and the stitch, are simplified and broken down into the easy stages.

Throughout the book, inspirational ideas are offered to get your creativity going. From books to bangles, panels, bags and vessels, the book offers all textile artists ideas to expand their creative work.

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About the author (2008)

Maggie Grey is an experienced teacher of embroidery who teaches and exhibits her work worldwide. A former editor of "The World of Embroidery," Britain’ s leading magazine on the subject, she is the author and coauthor of several books, including "Raising the Surface with Machine Embroidery," She also edits the innovative and influential web magazine "Workshop on the Web "(www.workshopontheweb.com). Jane Wild is an artist specializing in mixed media, with a particular interest in paper and paper making. Her articles have been published in various magazines and her work has been shown widely in exhibitions, including London’ s Victoria & Albert Museum.

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