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Transform ordinary artist canvas into an embroidered masterpiece! With easy-to-learn stitches, your embroidery needle becomes a paintbrush. Get your feet wet with small art pieces and step-by-step techniques for stitching on stretched canvas. Gather supplies to add appliqué, acrylic paint, fibres, beads, and even mirrors to your mixed-media pieces! Get tips on how to finish and display canvas embroidery art, with an extensive project gallery for inspiration. It’s like art quilting for needlework lovers! So be prepared to get arty people!
About the author
Irene Schlesinger learned to stitch from her grandmother. Her schooling and admiration of folk, surrealist, and expressionist artists inspired her use of vibrant colours, patterns, and textures in embroidered canvases and mixed-medium panels. She lives in San Francisco. For more information visit her website.
Who is it aimed at?
Those who are interested in Mixed Media as well as Artful Embroidery. The book has projects which include painting on fabric as well as stitching.
The book is divided into two halves really. the first gives us all we need to be inspired and led along to gather confidence to begin a literal piece of art. the second half deals us projects to try with the inspiration we have taken on baord…
There’s a really good section which goes through the materials needed to carry out the techniques and projects. It details the fabrics needed for artful embroidery and also the mediums we might have less experience of, for example gel mediums and acrylic mediums…we will leave the book to explain it to you….
Great shots throughout, including the artists work and her students’ work too…
What makes this book special?
Anything wrong with the book?
If you don’t like the idea of extending your textiles work into Mixed Media, then maybe this isn’t for you.
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