A gorgeous and inspirational book, showing how to create pictures with thread. Increasing numbers of textile artists and designers now use thread to draw with, on a wide range of mixed-media - including paper, flat fabric, manipulated fabric, various resistant materials including ceramics - experimenting with stencils and stitching, combining stitch with monoprinting, using both hand and machine stitch, and using everyday materials such as baking paper and newspaper to create one-off pieces. Packed with wonderful examples of work by contemporary makers, this book shows how to design and develop your own work using needlework, paper, print, sketching, and stitching.
Sandeep Jandu graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London with a degree in Media and Communications, specialising in illustration, in 2009. Inspired by the catwalk, she has since turned her attention to fashion, writing articles for Matches Fashion, working for L'Oreal UK & Ireland and now working as part of the Marketing team at Sassoon. She has most recently exhibited her work at 'Showcase' on Brick Lane.
1. Introduction 2. Techniques 3. Tools, materials and colour choice 3. Developing Ideas Projects 4. Hansel and Gretel: textile collage and hand-stitch 5. The Handmaid's Tale: paper and machine stitch 6. Freedom: mono-print and stitch 7. Angel: paper and stitch 8. Wall hanging: fabric and paper manipulation 9. Mixed-media Canvas 10. Mixed-media Print 11. Project by guest artist 12. Project by guest artist Glossary Index