Maggie Grey From Image to Stitch

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From Image to Stitch

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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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This is the latest book from one of the world's leading textile artists and authors on designing for textiles, written especially for those with limited art training and drawing skills. "From Image to Stitch" takes a range of techniques - that don't include drawing - for design development, such as using computers (quite simple programs), digital cameras and images, photocopiers, tracing paper and copyright-free design books, and shows you how to make the most of them when designing textiles (especially with the photo transfer to fabric methods). Examples of the design process with a range of fully finished textile pieces help guide and inspire.The book is divided into four sections, each concentrating on an area of study: form in nature; landscape; travel; and ethnic sources. Suggestions for researching in each of these fields is given, and then how to translate the research and images into design and finished textiles. Of course the designs and transferred images will be embellished by hand and machine stitching, felting, applique and mixed media techniques - all explained step-by-step.This is an essential book for all textile artists who want to add more design and originality to their work from one of the most authoritative textile artists working today.

This is the latest book from bestselling textile author Maggie Grey. It shows how to design in textile art without any formal design and drawing skills. It helps in designing with computer programs, digital cameras and photocopiers. It offers step-by-step instructions on how to go from image to stitch.

About the Author:

Maggie Grey is a highly experienced teacher of embroidery who exhibits her work and teaches worldwide. A former editor of The World of Embroidery, Britain's leading magazine on the subject, she is the author or co-author of several books, including Layers of Stitch and Celtic Inspirations for Machine Embroidery.

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