Joyful Stitching: Transform Fabric with Improvisational Embroidery
Paperback – February 7, 2018
Dive into Laura's delightful world of embroidery and learn how to create small, free-form embroidery pieces that are alive with color and texture. With instructions for 21 embroidery stitches and 6 projects, all in Laura's signature colorful, whimsical style, you'll transform a flat, plain surface into a joyful, design-packed art piece. Stitch on wool, felt, or silk, and enjoy the simple pleasure of slow stitching. Includes a gallery of display ideas.
Laura Wasilowski's current flame is the art quilt. This latest love is a marriage of fabric, color, hand embroidery, and whimsy that she truly enjoys. Laura Lives in Elgin, Illinois, where she hand dyes fabric and threads for her business, Artfabrik.
Table of Contents:
Introduction: Free-Form Embroidery Materials and Tools for Stitching Fabrics: Wool - Felt - Silk Threads Embroidery Tools Needles Other Tools Transferring Designs for Embroidery Wool Transfer Method Felt Transfer Method Silk Transfer Method Embroidery Stitch Directions Back Stitch Blanket Stitch Bullion Knot Chain Stitch Couching Cross Stitch Ermine Stitch Fern Stitch Fly Stitch French Knots Herringbone Stitch Lazy Daisy / Detached Chain Stitch Long and Short Stitches Needle Weaving Pistil Stitch Running Stitch Satin Stitch Scattered Seed Stitch Sheaf Stitch Stem Stitch Straight Stitch Projects A Tasty Bite of Apple A Rare Songbird Love at First Stitch Folk Art Garden Hand of Fortune Yellow House Landscape More Ideas for Free-Form Embroidery Display Options for Free-Form Embroideries Project Patterns About the Author
Publisher: C&T Publishing (February 7, 2018)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 9 ounces