The Art of the Needle: Designing in Fabric and Thread
Beaney presents a spectacular book celebrating the art of needlework, employing techniques from embroidery, quilting, fabric painting, applique and more. Contains more than 100 specially commissioned, full-color photos and 50 line illustrations.
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INTRODUCING FABRIC PAINTS
EMBROIDERY TECHNIQUES AND STITCHES
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achieved applied applique areas B. T. Batsford Ltd background fabric backstitch BASIC METHOD bonding paper buttonhole stitch centre chain stitch chiffon CHRISTINE NIXON cloth colourfast colours and textures cotton create cross stitches cushion darning decorative drawing edges effects Embroidery Stitches embroidery techniques embroidery threads fabric and thread flower frame free machine stitching freely French knots grid ground fabric gutta inset inspired interesting interpretation iron landscape layers of fabric leaf leaf shapes lines machine embroidery machine quilting main shapes material metallic threads motif muslin needle organdy panel patchwork pencil petals photocopier photographs piece plastic polyester raised chain band running stitch sewing shadow quilting sheer fabric shiny shown silk paints simple sketches sponge square stitchery straight stitches strips suggest suitable surface tack baste tape taut template thick top fabric top right trace transfer paints variety of threads wadding water-soluble fabric yarns zigzag stitch