Appliqué is a classic embroidery technique that has recently been experiencing a revival. Appearing in the most cutting-edge contemporary textile work, it can be interpreted in many different ways – layering, patching, applying, overlaying – and offers endless creative possibilities. Each technical variation of appliqué has traditionally had its own set boundaries, but nowadays all the rules are being broken and the technique has become relevant, up-to-date and suitable for all varieties of textile art. This impressive book takes a fresh look at the world of appliqué and surface embellishment, showing you how to develop distinctive and individual designs, create exciting compositions and use unusual combinations of materials. It covers the traditional variations, including bonded appliqué, broderie perse, cut-away appliqué and Mola work, and explains how the standard techniques can be developed to give exciting results in your own textile work, in both hand and machine embroidery. Accompanying the techniques is a wealth of examples of contemporary appliqué to inspire you. The authors are renowned for their thoughtful, creative but practical approach to teaching textiles, making this book suitable for beginners and established textile artists alike.
Piece O' Cake Designs presents a new collection of traditional America quilts re-invented in wonderful woven plaids and stripes! Designers Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins have updated these favorites with contemporary colors and other sweet Piece O' Cake touches. Bet you can't make just one - they're irresistible! 9 quilt projects in a mix of appliqué, piecing, and foundation piecing patterns. Choose from delectable designs such as Pretty in Plaid, Royal Plumes, and Neapolitan Nights. Tips from Becky and Linda on working with plaids and stripes. Instructions for each technique to help you get started right away!
The award-winning quilter and appliqué designer brings fine art principles to 12 stunning quilts in this surprisingly simple step-by-step guide. Casey York pushes creative boundaries in the quilting world with her graphic, contemporary designs and patterns. In Modern Appliqué Illusions, she combines easy quilting methods with the fine art secrets of depth and perspective to create modern quilted optical illusions. Though these sophisticated look like museum pieces, they are designed for everyday use. In Modern Appliqué Illusions, you will learn to create landscapes that recede into the distance, objects that look three-dimensional, even fish that seem to swim underwater—all with easy raw-edge appliqué and straight-line machine quilting! Hand stitching finishes the appliqué with a clean look that still has a handmade feeling.
This study explores contemporary novels, films, performances, and reenactments that depict American slavery and its traumatic effects by invoking a time-travel paradigm to produce a representational strategy of "bodily epistemology." Disrupting the prevailing view of traumatic knowledge that claims that traumatic events are irretrievable and accessible only through oblique reference, these novels and films circumvent the notion of indirect reference by depicting a replaying of the past, forcing present-day protagonists to witness and participate in traumatic histories that for them are neither dead nor past. Lisa Woolfork cogently analyzes how these works deploy a representational strategy that challenges the divide between past and present, imparting to their recreations of American slavery a physical and emotional energy to counter America's apathetic or amnesiac attitude about the trauma of the slave past.
Everything you need to succeed with appliqué. 150 appliqué design elements-flowers, leaves, stems, vases, birds, bugs, and flourishes. Mix and match to design your own beautiful appliquéd blocks, quilts, and wearables. Layflat binding makes it easy to trace your favorite patterns. Includes 3 projects to get started, ranging from basic to complex. This complete source book guides you every step of the way in how to design your own appliqué patterns. Learn where to find new inspiration, read more about the history of appliqué, and build your skills in both hand and machine techniques. You'll revel in your new-found freedom to make your appliqué projects uniquely your own!
"Step-by-step, illustrated instructions for using applique, in combination with other materials, to create beautifully embellished fashion accessories. Projects include bags, scarves, belts, journal cover, pin cushions, and more. Techniques taught include satin stitch, blanket stitch, folded edge, applying beads, and more"--Provided by publisher.
This essential book for all quilters and quilt collectors tells the fascinating story of quilting around the world, illuminated by the international quilt community’s top experts and more than 300 glorious color photographs. Covering Japan, China, Korea, and India; England, Ireland, France, and The Netherlands; Australia, Africa, Central America, North America, and beyond, Quilts Around the World explores both the diversity and common threads of quilting. Discover Aboriginal patchwork from Australia, intricate Rallis from the Middle East, Amish and Hawaiian quilts from the United States, Sashiko quilts from Japan, vivid Molas from Central America, and art quilts from every corner of the globe. Also included are twenty patchwork and applique patterns to use in your own quilt projects, inspired by designs from the world’s most striking quilts.
Contemporary art is deeply engaged with the subject of classical myth. Yet within the literature on contemporary art, little has been said about this provocative relationship. Composed of fourteen original essays, Contemporary Art and Classical Myth addresses this scholarly gap, exploring, and in large part establishing, the multifaceted intersection of contemporary art and classical myth. Moving beyond the notion of art as illustration, the essays assembled here adopt a range of methodological frameworks, from iconography to deconstruction, and do so across an impressive range of artists and objects: Francis Al?s, Ghada Amer, Wim Delvoye, Luciano Fabro, Joanna Frueh, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Duane Hanson, Yayoi Kusama, Roy Lichtenstein, Kara Walker, and an iconic photograph by Richard Drew subsequently entitled The Falling Man.? Arranged so as to highlight both thematic and structural affinities, these essays manifest various aspects of the link between contemporary art and classical myth, while offering novel insights into the artists and myths under consideration. Some essays concentrate on single works as they relate to specific myths, while others take a broader approach, calling on myth as a means of grappling with dominant trends in contemporary art.
Nearly twenty years ago Beth Miller moved with her husband and four young kids from suburban New Jersey to a 200-year-old Federal period house and barn in rural Maine. She didn’t garden, she didn’t keep chickens or bees, she didn’t know how to preserve food, and she didn’t know how to make soap or hook rugs. She embarked on a journey to learn these heritage skills that have been largely forgotten, and today she owns and operates Parris House Wool Works, a traditional rug-hooking company serving both crafters and end buyers. It is also a working village homestead and workshop where she practices and teaches heritage skills, including all aspects of gardening, beekeeping, rug hooking, preserving, and soap making. Seasons at the Parris House is separated into seasonal sections and includes historical context and homestead related activities for each season, plus instructions for a set of related projects and recipes.
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.
In the 1970s young artists "discovered" quilts and began experimenting with contemporary styles. Today quilt art is a staple of art exhibits nationwide. This handsomely illustrated introduction provides a useful guide to the contemporary art of quilting for quilters and collectors alike. The book illustrates the various styles of quilt art, introduces both established and emerging artists, and discusses aspects of their art as well as the process of quilt making. In addition to information about how to value and where to purchase quilts, the reader will learn how to commission a quilt and work directly with an artist, and will find information about what quilt costs generally run. Kate Lenkowsky gives an overview of exhibition and marketing opportunities and lists art quilt organizations at the national, regional, and local levels. Collectors will find a guide to resources on the conservation of new materials and options for displaying quilts in the home and elsewhere. This is a wonderful gift for anyone interested in viewing and collecting contemporary American art quilts.