Start to Stitch

Start to Stitch

By: Claire Buckley (author), Miriam Edwards (author), Nancy Nicholson (author), Various (author)Paperback

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by Claire Buckley, Miriam Edwards and Nancy Nicholson. Textile craft is easy and fun! This book will give you the techniques and confidence to make loads of fantastic decorative and practical pieces, ranging from cushions to bags to mobile phone cosies. There are full instructions on the materials and methods for four classic textile crafts - embroidery, applique, quilting and patchwork. This book is based on the following books published by Search Press: Start to Applique by Nancy Nicholson, 2008 Start to Embroider by Claire Buckley, 2008 Start to Patchwork by Nancy Nicholson, 2009 Start to Quilt by Miriam Edwards, 2008

About Author

Miriam Edwards comes from a long line of dressmakers and tailors. Her mother taught her to make clothes for her dolls and then for herself, and alter she did the same for her own children. Miriam discovered patchwork when she went to the National Parchwork Championships with friends in 1992. She was enthralled by what she saw and came home weighed down with fabrics. She soon started attending classes and made her first quilt in 1993. In 2001 she became a Young Quilter's Representative, and she now holds regular children's workshops. Her patterns have been published in Patchwork and Quilting and Fabrications magazines. Claire Buckley has been a teacher and textile designer for 20 years, teaching in secondary schools as well as exhibiting her work in galleries. She is the Chairman of the Young Embroiderers Guild. Her designs use embroidery for fashion and accessories and she often uses recycled materials. Her projects for children have been featured in magazines as well as on the internet. Nancy Nicholson grew up in a creative environment as her parents were both textile designers. She attended Maidstone College of Art where she did a BA in Graphic Design, and then went on to The Royal College of Art where she did an MA in Fine Art Textiles. Since leaving college Nancy has been working to exhibition with works in paper, print and embroidery, and experimenting widely in many aspects of textiles and design, both commercial and fine art based, including contributing to craft books and magazine articles. For the past ten years she has taught art and craft to children and adults. Nancy lives in Kent.


Introduction 4 Materials 6 Applique 12 Applique techniques 14 Brilliant Brooch 18 Skirt Trim 22 Perfect Picture 26 Beady Bird 30 Throw Cushion 34 Pretty Pocket 40 Felt Bag 46 Embroidery 52 Embroidery techniques 54 Peacock Picture 66 Funky Book Cover 72 Magic Bag 78 Heart Purse 84 Lucky Charms 90 Patchwork 94 Patchwork techniques 96 Pet's Blanket 98 Pin Cushion 104 Beautiful Belt 108 Patchwork Pillow 112 Heart Decoration 118 Crazy Bird 124 Zigzag Bag 128 Quilting 134 Quilting techniques 136 Notebook Cover 140 Fun Phone Pouch 144 Sashiko Bag 152 Beady Bag 158 Cat Wall Hanging 164 More books to read 174 Useful websites 174 Glossary 175 Index 176

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781844489077
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781844489077
  • weight: 658
  • ISBN10: 1844489078

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