Machine Embroidered Art


Mr X Stitch Book Review

Machine Embroidered Art – Painting the natural world with Needle and Thread

Alison Holt

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Introduction….

The publishers tell us:

A showcase for textile artist Alison Holt’s exquisite machine embroideries, this book will teach you to ‘paint’ your surroundings using just two simple stitches.

This is a must-have instructional and inspirational book for anyone interested in free-motion embroidery.

About the author

Alison Holt studied Fine Art, Textiles and Embroidery at Goldsmiths College, London where she experimented with many textile techniques before choosing machine embroidery as a medium. She started to explore her love of gardens and the countryside through embroidery, finding it the perfect vehicle to express the various textures and forms she finds so fascinating. She now teaches machine embroidery, silk painting and surface decoration and runs courses at her studio. She also works to commission, and exhibits her embroideries in Britain and America. Her work is sold to private collectors all over the world. Alison lives in Oswestry, UK.

Who is it aimed at?

Those with an interest in Machine Embroidered art and the natural world.  Those who enjoy Fine Art will also find this educational.  We see this book as a Gallery, an Exhibition of the artists work – in all of its glory.

Content

Lets look at what’s covered:

Machine Embroidered Art - Painting the natural world with Needle and Thread
Contents list

If we simply look above at the contents, there Is little given away.  However if you began to look inside this volume, the contents comes alive – each section is pretty large!

Who is Alison Holt? Lets find out.
What do we need to begin? Holt gives us the info required.

The book has copious step by step stages.  It isn’t one we found frustrating or felt out of depth with.  The author guides us through the stages of machine embroidery

Photography

The beauty of this book is in its large images.  All based on the outside world, Holt shows us all of the natural work which inspires her.  Maybe we have our own favourite places?  The book is designed to be used as a companion to our own memories and images.

Large detailed shots of the Fine Art Painting style pieces.
From sketch to stitch, each stage has been captured.

What makes this book special?

Many ideas and techniques are explored within this publication.  Thus it is not a case of viewing once and then not needing to refer to it again.

Silk Painting, just one of the techniques in this textile paper based toolbox of a book!
We love how each image has a title and a size, thus we can visualise her results, giving us ideas for our own.

Anything wrong with the book?

If you do not want to try Machine Embroidered art, then this isn’t for you.

Machine Embroidered art – hit or miss?

Conclusion

Machine Embroidered Art – Painting the natural world with Needle and Thread

Alison Holt

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In this time of change, we have been gifted a code for you to use to get 20% OFF SEARCH PRESS BOOKS AND FREE POSTAGE DIRECT TO YOU!  ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS USE THIS CODE ON THIS WEBSITE: DD71

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