Angie Hughes book is a comprehensive guide to making enchanting mixed media artefacts, which will delight both beginners and advanced crafters.
The book includes an extensive techniques section that leads into the three beautiful projects.
Step-by-step photographs and accompanying text take even a novice through to producing wonderful works of art.
Numerous variations and alternative designs will provide inspiration for even veteran crafters.
Embroiderer and mixed-media artist Angie Hughes finds her inspiration from many sources including poetry, prose, the natural world, landscape, history and plant forms. Angie is a full-time artist and in 2005 she set up the Ledbury Artplace, a centre know for its high quality workshop. While a student she won the prestigious Charles Henry Foyle Trust Award for Stitched Textiles with her piece Unfolding Word, and Shroud was accepted for the Embroiderers Guild's international open exhibition, Art of the Stitch. She carried on her studies at Gloscat with Liz Harding, after which she discovered a talent for teaching. Her work has evolved over the years, being influenced by the courses and students she has taught. Her current interests are mixed media techniques and works on velvet. She has written several articles for textile magazines. Stitch, Cloth, Paper and Paint is her first book.
Introduction 6 Materials 8 Fabrics 8 Paper and card 10 Thread and sewing equipment 12 Paints and inks 14 Embellishments 15 Other Materials 16 Techniques 18 Preparing the base fabric 18 Machine stitching 26 Hand stitching 28 Making your own embellishments 30 Ideas and Inspiration 34 Sunflower Bookwrap 39 Indian Artefact 61 Sundial Diptych 77 Index 96