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Stitch, Dissolve, Distort with Machine Embroidery by Maggie Grey, Valerie Campbell-Harding

Stitch, Dissolve, Distort with Machine Embroidery


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Stitch, Dissolve, Distort with Machine Embroidery by Maggie Grey, Valerie Campbell-Harding

From two of the world's bestselling textile authors, Maggie Grey and Val Campbell-Harding, looks at the new and exciting techniques to dissolve, melt and distort fabric, both before and after stitching. These techniques add texture, colour and depth to the work of all textile workers, embroiderers and quilters. Some of the fabrics and materials can be dissolved, some melted, some punched and slashed, and some distorted. The book explores the various techniques with easy-to-follow steps, design tips and diagrams. All the methods are safe and without the need for specialised equipment. Fantastically illustrated with work by Maggie and Val and a selection from fellow textile artists, the book covers : * Stitch Techniques: Free-machining, marks and stitches, painted stitches, tone and texture and pin tucks. * Dissolving the Fabric: Materials and methods, wash-away film and fabric, sticky soluble stabilizers, water-soluble paper and combining media. * Distortions and Melts: Materials and equipment, attacking the fabric, melting the fabric and shaping the fabric.

About the Author

Maggie Grey is a highly experienced teacher of embroidery who exhibits her work and teaches world-wide. 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 Raising the Surface with Machine Embroidery and Paper, Metal and stitch. Apart from writing books and teaching extensively, Maggie edits the innovative and influential web magazine Workshop on the Web ( Valerie Campbell-Harding is a legend of the textile world. Over several decades, she has written several books for Batsford, many bestsellers, including Layers of Stitch and Edges and Finishes. She teaches worldwide and is the former editor of the World of Embroidery

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Publication date

22nd September 2006


Maggie Grey, Valerie Campbell-Harding

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Batsford Ltd an imprint of Pavilion Books


128 pages


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