Threadwork: Silk, Stitches, Beads and Cords

Threadwork: Silk, Stitches, Beads and Cords
Title: Threadwork: Silk, Stitches, Beads and Cords
Author:
Effie Mitrofanis
Description:

This is a book about creating sumptuous embellished surfaces made by collaging rich colourful silks, transparent organza and ribbons, stitching with embroidery threads and ribbons, knitting and other yarns, and adding further texture with raised embroidery, cords, metallic threads and beads.

Experience a process of creating where each application allows the surface to evolve from the first layer upwards with a sense of playfulness and thinking outside the square. The method or process is to create an original soft textile by assembling layers of fabric as a background that is embellished with stitches, quilting, beads and cords.

There are 28 amazing projects, all with full instructions for an exact reproduction, or ideas for using what is available, or combining techniques throughout the book to create a truly unique piece. Beautiful photography of finished pieces.

A feast for the eyes and your creative spirit.


No. of pages: 144
Cover type: Paperback
Trim size: 280 x 210mm
Colour type: Full colour
Series: Milner Craft Series
Imprint: Sally Milner Publishing
ISBN: 978 1 86351 403 3
RRP: A$29.99

Contents

Overview. 
Acknowledgements. 
Introduction. 
Section 1 Materials, threads and equipment: Fabrics, threads, cords, beads and bits; Mounting fabric in frames and hoops; Laundering and pressing. 
Section 2 Learning to see: Creating a project; Choosing threads for colour, texture and impact; Choosing colours for a project; Transferring design to fabric. 
Section 3 Backgrounds: Project 1 ‘Green and blue I’: collage with stitched edges Project 2 ‘Green and blue II’: stitched and beaded bag Project 3 ‘Blue and orange’: running stitch patterns for merging and blending backgrounds Project 4 ‘Gift wrap’: running stitch on patterned fabric and running stitch with tension Project 5 ‘Colour wash textile’: herringbone stitch Project 6 ‘Butterflies out of a box’: herringbone and cross stitch colour wash (book page). 
Section 4 Stitches for texture and effect Project 7 Raised chain band and wave stitch panel (book page) Project 8 ‘Chequerboard’: wrapped stitches panel Project 9 ‘Bushfire’: wrapped stitches (book page) Project 10 ‘Turquoise and yellow’: bullion stitch panel or bag Project 11 ‘Colour, texture and pattern’: bullion stitch panel Project 12 ‘Golden triangles’ (book page) Project 13 Folded and pleated ribbons with beads and stitches (book page) Project 14 ‘Ancient eyes’: folded and pleated ribbons with beads and stitches Project 15 Chopped silk, stitches and beads (book page) Project 16 ‘Butterfly’: chopped silk, stitch and beads Project 17 ‘Lime’: wrapped blanket stitch (book page) Project 18 ‘Bird in the hand’: wrapped blanket stitch Project 19 Concertina stitch book Project 20 ‘Coat for an angel’. 
Section 5 Cords for embellishment and trimming Wrapped and beaded cords Project 21 ‘Aquamarine’: wrapped and beaded neckpiece Continuous cords made from needle wrapped threads Project 22 ‘Waves and diamonds’: continuous cords Project 23 ‘Sinuous shapes: wavy couching over continuous cords (book page) Project 24 ‘Red and gold’; cords, stitches and beads (book page) Project 25 ‘Quattro bastoni’: overstitched wrapped cords (book page) Project 26 ‘Variations’: overlapping herringbone stitch (book page) Project 27 ‘Adornment’: Vandyke stitch and overlapping herringbone over thread padding (book page).
Section 6 Stitch and bead patterns: Project 28 ‘Mosaic’: bead and stitch patterns. 
Section 7 Finishing and making up: Bags and banners; Beaded pendants and fringes; Tassels and twisted cords. 
Section 8 Stitch glossary 
Helpful hints. 
Stitches. 
Gallery. 
References. 
Suppliers. 
Index.
Overview. Acknowledgements. Introduction Section 1 Materials, threads and equipment: Fabrics, threads, cords, beads and bits; Mounting fabric in frames and hoops; Laundering and pressing. Section 2 Learning to see: Creating a project; Choosing threads
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