Mark Making

Mark Making

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Discover how the simplest marks-stitched lines and knots-can be used to create graphically compelling art! In Mark Making, art quilter Helen Parrott, known for her strongly graphic and landscape-inspired textile art, demonstrates how marks can be used in textile work and explains the crossover between stitch and drawing. This fascinating book is divided into the different types of marks or lines that can be made on fabric varying in complexity, arrangement, and "feel."

You'll also learn techniques in both hand and machine stitching, which offer limitless potential for surface effects. Mark Making aims to help you take inspiration from the world around you to create marks, develop your own mark-making skills, and strengthen your personal creative voice! This is an essential book for any textile artist.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 215 x 276 x 10.16mm | 521.63g
  • Loveland, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1596688793
  • 9781596688797
  • 211,299

Review quote

"Helen provides a wonderful insight into her process. The book is well-organized, following a logical progression from observation through interpretations to experimenting and ultimately to making unique personal statements in her art. Her writing is clear and there are wonderful photographs of her inspirations and the resulting artwork. Although this is not a how-to book, where there is an example of a particular stitch, there is a clear explanation of how to do it." --Mixed Media Art Magazine

"Informative sections on hand- and machine-stitching will aid you in your overall designs, as will tips on keeping sketches and journals, and transforming found items into fabric surface designs." --Craft Ideas
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About Helen Parrot

Helen Parrott is a contemporary quilt maker best known for her minimalist hand-stitched wall-hung quilts. She has been teaching since 1990 as well as exhibiting across Europe with the prestigious international group Quilt Art. Her work has appeared in several books and magazines. She lives in Sheffield, England.
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30 ratings
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4 33% (10)
3 13% (4)
2 3% (1)
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