Line is an essential component of all textile and surface art. When used effectively, line and mark-making convey texture, tone, form, movement, and mood. With Drawn to Stitch by your side, learn creative uses of line in embroidery and textile art. Artist and teacher Gwen Hedley shares a series of exercises designed to explore line's potential as well as develop your creativity. Drawn to Stitch also covers line and mark-making tools, materials, and processes, including printing and mixed-media techniques. Gwen explores stitch, explaining how to interpret different line qualities from crisp and sharp to soft and diffused and from raised and overlaid to recessed and inlaid. Full of inspiring ideas, Drawn to Stitch is illustrated with stunning examples of stitched-textile work from leading artists.
The book explores how textile methodology can be recreated in drawing, the drawn stitched line and how textile agendas can be addressed without the use of the material. Using a recent textile research residency and solo exhibition titled Stitch and Peacock, at The Collection Museum, Lincoln, as the starting point to focus on a particular thread of Maier's work related to drawing. The publication also looks at other recent works created from an international residency held within the abandoned Spode factory; research projects involving the use of digital embroidery combined with the drawn line; and works using historical, popular surface pattern. The book includes photographs of the archival pieces and new artworks, earlier works as well as essays written by leading experts. It accompanies the Stitch and Peacock exhibition and acts as a resource and documentation for the overall project, in which Maier has taken a rarely seen embroidered Jacobean bedspread as a starting point to create a series of new works which are rooted within the Lincolnshire textile collection, and history of embroidery.
A lucid, step-by-step guide to one of the loveliest forms of all needlework: cut-work embroidery. Foreword. Publisher’s Note. Introduction. 132 line drawings, 24 half-tones. Metric Conversion Chart. Bibliography.
Discover the lessons that helped bring about a new golden age of Disney animation! Published for the first time ever, Drawn to Life is a two volume collection of the legendary lectures from long-time Disney animator Walt Stanchfield. For over twenty years, Walt helped breathe life into the new golden age of animation with these teachings at the Walt Disney Animation Studios and influenced such talented artists as Tim Burton, Brad Bird, Glen Keane, and John Lasseter. These writings represent the quintessential refresher for fine artists and film professionals, and it is a vital tutorial for students who are now poised to be part of another new generation in the art form. Written by Walt Stanchfield (1919-2000), who began work for the Walt Disney Studios in the 1950s. His work can be seen in films like Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, 101 Dalmatians, and Peter Pan. Edited by Academy Award®-nominated producer Don Hahn, who has prduced such classic Disney films as Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King.
This early work is a fascinating read for any sewing enthusiast or historian. Its 304 pages are extensively illustrated with diagrams, drawings and photographs forming a complete how-to guide to embroidery that is thoroughly recommended for the shelf of all handicraft lovers. Contents Include: Preface; Acknowledgments; Types of Embroidery: Appliqué Embroidery; Assisi Cross Stitch Embroidery; Black Work; Broderie Anglaise; Canvas Embroidery; Cords, Fringes and Tassels; Couching, Laid and Gold Work; Cross Stitch Embroidery; Cut Work; Darning on Fabric; Double Running; Drawn Fabric Work; Drawn Thread Work; Filet Darning; Florentine Embroidery; Hardanger Embroidery; Hedebo Embroidery; Initials and Monograms; Jacobean Embroidery; Mountmellick Embroidery; Needleweaving; Net Embroidery; Patchwork; Quilting; Samplers; Seams, hems and Faggotting; Shadow Work; Smocking; Stump Work; Tapestry; Technical Hints; List of Illustrations. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
New Tricks for Scarves, Hats, Jewelry, and Other Accessories
Author: Laura Nelkin
Publisher: Potter Craft
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
An abundance of knitted luxuries--summery lace shawls, warm and wooly hats, a trio of cool knitted bracelets, and stunning beaded gloves--designed to grow your skills. Who doesn't love to knit accessories? They're fast, often require only a skein or two of yarn, and make amazingly versatile gifts for friends and family. Small knits are also the perfect way to try something new--an unusual stitch pattern, wild multi-colored yarn, or even a touch of sparkle. Laura Nelkin is well-known for designing these fun-to-knit little projects introducing her students and fans to advanced techniques with her signature "You can do it!" enthusiasm. In her first book, she shares her 3 favorite types of knitting using wrapped stitches, lacework, and beads. Each chapter begins with a quick knitted cuff to lay the foundations, then gradually ramps up to more complicated designs. The result is an all-new collection of wearable, feminine knits with a slightly rustic aesthetic. Give them as gifts, stockpile for a chilly day, or dress up a casual outfit--these are knockout projects to enjoy knitting again and again. From the Trade Paperback edition.
In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, Their Part of Speech Pointed Out, and Their Synonyms Collected, which are Occasionally Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers
Author: William Perry (lecturer in the Academy at Edinburgh.)
Social Science by Donny L. Hamilton,John R. Bratten
"From these findings, Hamilton reconstructs the subsistence patterns and burial practices of these Native Americans, whom he identifies as a distinct, probably remnant group, possibly Hokan speaking, that was pushed into the environment by surrounding peoples. He concludes by proposing that they should be represented by a new archaeological phase, the Castile Phase, thus helping to clarify the still poorly understood late prehistory of the Trans-Pecos."--Jacket.
Mt. Everest and the Life & Legacy of Scott Fischer
Author: Robert Birkby
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Category: Sports & Recreation
A biography of the legendary mountain climber that “rounds out the portrait of Fischer sketched in Krakauer’s best-seller Into Thin Air” (The New York Times Book Review). Scott Fischer found in Mount Everest a perfect landscape for his fearless spirit. Scaling the world’s highest peak tested his skills, his courage, and his endurance. His legendary final expedition—and its tragic outcome—are portrayed in Everest, the 3-D movie adaptation starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Scott Fischer. Now Robert Birkby, renowned outdoor adventure writer and one of Fischer’s close friends, captures in this intimate and stirring portrait of the climber what led him to trek to the top of the world—before he left it altogether. Mountain Madness is “a vivid portrait of a superb athlete whose love of mountain climbing drove everything he did” (Ed Viesturs, author of No Shortcuts to the Top). Also included are a new introduction and updated epilogue, as well as new photos exclusive to the digital edition. “A much fuller picture of a climber widely critiqued in the high-profile coverage after the Everest tragedy.” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer “A fitting homage to one of the great outdoor extremists.” —Kirkus Reviews “Birkby succeeds in illuminating the power mountains can exert over the human soul.” —Publishers Weekly
Welcome and nurture those precious little ones by creating quilts, crafts, and decor for nurseries and toddler rooms. Designer Debbie Mumm helps you release your inner child and cuddle up the kids with more than 50 fun projects. Themes include Moon & Stars, Zigzag Zoo, Silly Safari, and lots more. For little girls, there are sweet bed quilts, a headboard, and bedside lamps in sugar and spice themes like butterflies, hearts, and flowers. Because growing boys gravitate towards snips and snails, cars and trucks, frogs and boats, you can fill his room with a clever organizer, playful twin bed quilt, and a painted toy chest in bright primary colors. And since time moves fast when children are young, these projects are designed to be quick and easy! Debbie Mumm's Cuddle Quilts for Little Girls and Boys (Leisure Arts #4541)
Debbie does crochet! Debbie Stoller, the “knitting superstar,” has been leading an entire movement of hip young knitters with her New York Times bestseller Stitch ’n Bitch and its follow-up, Stitch ’n Bitch Nation, together with over 521,000 copies in print. But guess what? For every one knitter in the world there are three crocheters—which translates into millions of hip, crafty, 18- to 35-year-olds ready to be happy hookers with Stitch ’n Bitch attitude, sexiness, ingenuity, and cool. Written in the author’s cheeky chick style, this heavily illustrated book—featuring four-color photographs and instructional illustrations throughout—is chock-full of instruction, inspiration, and to-die-for designs, from a Fishnet Skullcap to a lacy evening wrap. For knitters and new crafters exploring the hook comes the primer: the advantages of crochet and the ways in which knitters (and nonknitters) benefit by learning this sister craft; a discussion of tools; all the cool yarns available, and what the different gauges mean; plus basic techniques and stitch patterns—including the chain stitch, picot, flowers, filet crochet, changing yarns, and finishing. Then come 40 fabulous, funky projects—the kind that make Stitch ’n Bitch rule—for crocheters: Pom Pom Capelet, Retro Clutch Purse, Anarchy Irony Hat, Ms. Pac Man Change Purses, Doris Daymat, Va-Va-Va Voom Bikini, Animal I-Pod Cozies, Kid’s Sock Monkey Poncho. No, these aren’t your grandma’s doilies.
Knitters: It's time to take it to the next level. And who better than Debbie Stoller to show you how. The expert knitter and gifted, edgy author who introduced knitting to a new generation with her New York Times bestseller, Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook, now shows her readers how to do more—lots more. Stitch 'n Bitch Superstar Knitting is the only knitter's handbook to teach the full array of advanced knitting techniques and skills, such as double-knitting, knitting lace, complicated color work, beading, and more. Writing with the clarity that makes her such an effective teacher, and the attitude that got her dubbed "knitting superstar" (San Francisco Chronicle), Stoller explains how to "knit by the numbers;" get creative with stripes; embellish with crochet, beading, and I-cords; how to make cable patterns; and how to use color forms. There's also a whole section on DIY—which gives a tutorial on creating your own knitting patterns. And then the brilliant icing on the cake—41 cool, funky, and fabulous patterns from Debbie and the Stitch 'n Bitch community: a fluttery Rococco Shawl, Cap Sleeve Lattice Sweater, Jackie-O sequined cardigan, Empire Strikes Back dress, the adorable Button It children's sweater with changeable animal patches. Plus sexy stockings, stylish handbags, blankets, scarves, and more, all photographed in full-color.