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Paperback Painting with Stitches: Creating Freestyle Embroidery by Hand Book

ISBN: 193149956X

ISBN13: 9781931499569

Painting with Stitches: Creating Freestyle Embroidery by Hand

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Book Overview

For novices and seasoned needleworkers alike, this book guides crafters through the process of creating stunning works of art using a needle as a paintbrush and a vibrant collection of threads as a palette. Needleworkers are shown how to achieve the visual effects that combine the rich texture of tapestry with the dynamic color and composition of paintings. Step-by-step instructions for performing a simple satin stitch are provided, followed by advice...

Customer Reviews

4 ratings

Glad to own this book...

I first borrowed this book from the library and then knew I wanted to own this book. What I like best is the way the designs are not exacting, but free flowing. This helps with my own creativity. A nice book to have on hand to refer to.

Painting with Thread

Lovely photos of a very knowledgeable artist's embroidery techniques. Inspiration galore. Glad to add this book to my library.

gorgeous work

I love the author's loose free style and the photography of the embroidery is excellent, with many, many full-sized photos. The cover photo of the multi-colored dog is representational of the work on the inside. Nice section on inspiration. My main quibble is that there is very, very little instruction for the actual stitching: five pages (mostly pictures) are it. Too much space is wasted on line drawings of the author's own work. Rather thin for the price, but beautifully executed.

A bold, colorful yet somewhat abstract flavor pervades

Painting With Stitches: Creating Freestyle Embroidery By Hand is a guide deftly prepared by Sue Dove for advanced embroiderers seeking to create a needlecraft project unrestricted by rigid motifs. A bold, colorful yet somewhat abstract flavor pervades the example embroidered creations, which adapt original artwork to fabric and are displayed with appealing photography. The "materials and techniques" tutorial is informative but brief, with most of Painting With Stitches being devoted to the sample vivid art creations and diagrams that captivate the imagination. A superb guide and a highly recommended source of inspiration for any experienced embroiderer who is looking to create something daring and different.
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