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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Batsford (4 Oct 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906388806
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906388805
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.8 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,658 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The innovative work shown here by Gwen and other leading artists is unique and intriguing, drawing the viewer in and offering inspiration to textile artists of all experience levels." - Kit Robinson, "Machine Quilting Unlimited""This book will, I believe, appeal to a wide variety of artists: quilters, embroiderers (machine and hand), visual journalers, mixed media artists, photographers, as well as color and textural artisans will find the techniques pertinent. There is much to delight and explore in this book and I think most creative minds will find something of interest among the pages." - Booksbythewillowtree.blogspot.com"The innovative work shown here by Gwen and other leading artists is unique and intriguing, drawing the viewer in and offering inspiration to textile artists of all experience levels." - "Machine Quilting Unlimited" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Gwen Hedley is an author, teacher and embroiderer who exhibits widely. She is a member of The Society of Designer-Craftsmen and The Practical Study Group. She is the author of the best-selling Batsford title Surfaces for Stitch. She lives in Sandgate, Nr Folkestone, Kent.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Sewing Directory TOP 500 REVIEWER on 19 Feb 2011
Format: Paperback
This book guides the reader in using lines in their embroidery and textile art. However, the book covers much more than that, it covers many techniques such as cold water dyeing, mono printing and tells you how to make different fibrous surfaces. The techniques alone would be enough to get your creative juices flowing.

The remainder of the book tells you about a particular style of interpreting lines into textile works and then shows you some of the author's own work in this style, detailing her inspiration. It then showcases works by other textile artists to show you other looks that can be achieved.

The book has detailed text and good quality photography throughout. It is not a book for beginners but any textile artist would struggle not to be inspired by it.

This review originally appeared on The Sewing Directory.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Linda on 6 Jun 2011
Format: Hardcover
Gwen Heddley is, as always, an inspirational textile artist and this book will be extremely useful to the novice, who wish to achieve inspirational pieces of work and also to those experienced textile artists who wish to advance their work further and re-kindle their creative juices.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Catherine on 24 Feb 2013
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A lovely book at first glance however on closer inspection it really is overly biased towards fabric printing and decoration, not much sewing. A book for someone who wants to learn to draw before sewing not really for someone who is happy with their drawing abilities. I would have liked the book to contain more sewing skills. The projects shown were beautiful but all rather in the same abstracted style, not enough differing artistic/sewing styles. I did return the book as I felt it was too repetative.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By JJ tutor on 18 Nov 2010
Format: Hardcover
As a textiles design tutor on distance learning degree level courses (with OCA) encouraging students to develop their own resource visual diary is difficult so this is an excellent text to help them get started - definitely recommended reading for students or tutors.
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful By E Leonard on 4 Oct 2010
Format: Hardcover
I do not normally bother writing reviews but I was so impressed and inspired by this book I felt I had to. The book is well written and beautifully presented with clear instructions as well as inspirational elements. The author has produced a very personal insight into her own work as well as making suggestions for your own. I can't wait to introduce my art/textiles students to this.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By K. Platt TOP 50 REVIEWER on 27 Oct 2010
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Discover the uses of line and stitch in textiles and embroidery. This book covers all you need to know and gives an excellent basis on which to develop your own work. There is excellent content in this book, produced in an easy to use format and beautifully illustrated throughout. This book looks at drawing tools, creating backgrounds, printing, interpretation and so much more. There are exercises to help you to familiarise yourself with the processes. The showcase of work is inspiring. This is a book you will use thoroughly and turn to time and time again. Highly recommended. This review first appeared on Karen Platt's book review website.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. K. Venn on 18 Dec 2011
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I love everything about this book and couldn't wait to start experimenting and trying out the different techniques. I have recomended it to my friends.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Clair L. Cameron on 27 May 2011
Format: Hardcover
A must have for anyone interested in stitch and surface design, beautifully photographed, lots of artists, with images of their sketch books and their finished pieces, a worthy buy.
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