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The Textile Artist: Layered Cloth

The Art of Fabric Manipulation. Textile Artist

By (author) Ann Small
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Search Press Ltd, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Published: 5th Jul 2017
Dimensions: w 211mm h 288mm d 14mm
Weight: 675g
ISBN-10: 1782213341
ISBN-13: 9781782213345
Barcode No: 9781782213345
Synopsis
Ann Small's imaginative use of cutting and manipulating techniques, and her layering and colouring tricks, makes this your `go-to' guide for bringing form and texture to your fabric artwork. This book is a rich resource and reference for textile artists seeking new ideas and who want to experiment with reverse applique and related techniques such as layering, trapunto, stacks, puffs and fabric manipulation. Packed with techniques suitable for quilting and other textile art Three wearable step-by-step projectsClear, close-up images make layering enjoyable and accessible.

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Astounded by this book. Not sure where to start. From cover to finish it is simply marvellous. I find everything about it sheer joy. It defied my expectations completely. The level of work is amazing and not one page deviates from the high level Ann achieves. The work is rich, sumptuous and unusual. As a colourist, Ann is simply magnificent and like me, you will probably flick through this book just for the colours. The contents page does not conjure up what is in store: Inspiration and Design, Pushing The Boundaries, Three-Dimensional Applique, but the actual work will leave you gasping for breath. It is stunning. Layer, cut, fold back, stitch, insertions, edging, bindings, working with grids and so much more. You'll see the methods, sources of inspiration, how to finish work. There are step-by-step projects so that you can familiarise yourself with the process. The trapunto section is wonderful and the book stacks and puffs work is equally engaging. I cannot recommend this book enough, it gives so much. I wish it were a hardback and I am certain that the publisher will be re-printing this within 6 months because everyone must have it. The Textile Artist series is a good series of books, this is the strongest title yet, it deserves a fanfare, it really is in a class all of its own. For textile and colour lovers everywhere. Recommendation? Absolutely, I'm telling you this is a MUST-HAVE. * Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk *