Stitch and Structure: Design and Technique in Two and Three-Dimensional Textiles

Stitch and Structure: Design and Technique in Two and Three-Dimensional Textiles

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By (author) Jean Draper

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  • Publisher: Batsford Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 284mm x 12mm | 820g
  • Publication date: 4 February 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1849941211
  • ISBN 13: 9781849941211
  • Illustrations note: 200
  • Sales rank: 10,180

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An essential book for any textile artist looking to expand their repertoire into two- and three-dimensional work. Leading textile artist, teacher and examiner Jean Draper takes you through the entire process from designing through construction to embellishment with mixed media. This beautiful and very practical book includes diagrams, detailed drawings and stitch information to guide the reader through the techniques, which include hand and machine embroidery. It covers: Design, including recording information for translation into stitch (with lots of drawing tips); Choice of Threads, including some unusual threads and customizing them; Constructing with Thread, everything from knotted forms, with decorative threads, grids and stacks, and coiled structures; Stitches in Thin Air, constructing with stitch alone using moulds and soluble fabric; Using Mixed Media in Stitched Structures, such as paper, sticks, wire and plastics; Adding Structure to an Existing Fabric; Three-Dimensional Fabric Structures. Working in two and three-dimensions is a growing genre of textile art and this incorporates a fresh approach and great design advice.

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Jean Draper is an experienced textile artist. Part of the prestigious 62 Group and the Textile Study Group. She teaches all over the UK and also Oz and the USA, Italy and the Netherlands. She was the National Chairman of the Embroiderers Guild 1995 to 2001. She is the examiner for various degree courses and for the well known Windsor College Diploma in Stitched Textiles.