The Textile Artist: Layer, Paint and Stitch: Create Textile Art Using Freehand Machine Embroidery and Hand Stitching


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This beautiful book guides the reader through Wendy’s inventive style of work: from piecing and patching fabrics and creating textures to painting and embellishing with hand and machine stitching. This book contains a wealth of inspiration for any textile artist, showing them how to create gorgeous, textured pieces of art and then, in the final chapter, offering inspiration for how to transform these pieces into three-dimensional items such as cushion covers, notebooks, 3-d vessels, and even a wedding dress, which Wendy made for her daughter. The book contains six beautiful step-by-step projects, broken down into three chapters: Architecture, Landscapes and Flowers, and at the end of each section there is an inspiring gallery of Wendy’s work.

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Dimensions 216 × 280 mm

Wendy Dolan

Author Bio

Wendy Dolan is a Fellow of The Society of Designer Craftsmen, The Sussex Guild of Designers and Makers, The Embroiderers' Guild and is on the Crafts Council Makers' Index.

Specialising in Freehand Machine Embroidery and related creative stitching techniques, she offers a range of courses, lectures and workshops.

Living close to the South Downs, the landscape provides a constant source of inspiration for my stitched textile designs. My current theme, `A Sense of Place' records memorable journeys and locations, using fabric, stitch and texture. Architectural structures, textures, and patterns also provide a wealth of ideas which I enjoy exploring.