Creative Machine Embroidery (Textiles Handbooks)
By: Linda Miller (author)Paperback
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Filled with exciting projects, this book provides a first step for textile artists looking to learn all the methods and techniques they need to begin 'painting with threads' using their own domestic sewing machine. This is a classic handbook, with chapters covering all the basics from tools and materials, methods and techniques, through to using your machine, experimenting with threads, fabrics and colours, creating your own designs and finishing and presenting your work. It will inspire enthusiastic beginners with limited textiles skills, as well as engaging those more experienced textile artists who wish to understand and adopt new techniques. The core of this book is a series of technique-based masterclasses, with step-by-step photographs.
Linda Miller works from the Colour Factory Studios and Gallery in Winchester making machine embroideries using rayon, silks and metallic threads. She is a regular at Crafts Council exhibitions, and her work is also represented in the V&A Museum shop, at Leeds City Art Gallery, and at CAA. Commissions for public collections include: Crafts Council, Southern Arts, New Milton Arts Centre, V&A Museum, Leeds City Council, Brighton and Hove County Council and Chandler Arts Commission in Arizona USA. She has won a number of awards from the Crafts Council, and the Department of Trade and Industry, and well as Southern Arts and the Arts Council. She is a very popular case study with both secondary and tertiary textiles students. Her work can be seen on her website: www.lindamillerembroideries.co.uk.
Acknowledgements Introduction 1 Tools 2 Sewing machines 3 Machine embroidery basic skills * Making a sample heart 4 Threads, textures and colour 5 Fabrics 6 Finding inspiration 7 Using imagery 8 Finishing techniques 9 Framing and presenting work 10 Projects to make * A picture of your own design * Jewellery pieces * A keepsake box * A needle case * A photo frame Glossary Directory * Suppliers - UK * Suppliers - USA Useful websites Index
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