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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How to think outside the box, 9 Jan 2014
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Buy this book to learn how to think "out of the embroidery box" and to inspire you to produce experimental and innovative textiles. Read it to understand and be able to follow the process of creativity. It will teach you to develop your own ideas and a personal style of working whatever you chose as your inspiration. Drawing to gather information is crucial to the artist embroiderer and practical ways to do this are suggested. Drawings, pages from sketch books and quality illustrations of Jean's own work enhance the text. Practical exercises include making new surfaces with and without a ground fabric, changing fabrics' structure through manipulation and working over moulds to create three dimensional pieces. An excellent inspirational book from a first class teacher.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational!, 11 Oct 2013
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Jean Draper's individual approach to textile art is inspirational, if you want something different from the usual textile art books then buy this one. Clear and easy instructions to follow that make you want to get started straight away.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars INSPIRATIONAL BOOK FROM AN INSPIRATIONAL EMBROIDERER, 9 Dec 2013
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P. Morris "bookaholic" (Shropshire, England) - See all my reviews
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I have waited a long time for Jean to write a book. It does not dissapoint. As one other review states, you read the words and hear the voice. Jean shares her ideas freely. Sketches and photographs of her work inspire, get the creative juices flowing and the fingers itching to get started on new ideas. A truely inspirational book from a truly inspirational embroiderer.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read and inspiration, 18 Jan 2014
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I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to explore their own textile art form. It is a beautiful book to look at and the cover is amazing!! well worth the money. thank you Jean!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational Book, 17 Mar 2014
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I shared this book at the Creative Embroidery course that I am currently studying and everybody was inspired. The pictures are beautiful and there are clear instructions
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, 16 Mar 2014
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Amazing beautiful ideas really love the projects and am in process of doing one a book to dip into when you want inspiration
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 26 Feb 2014
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This is an essential book for anyone looking at taking their stitching into 3 dimensions. Full of techniques, illustrations and tips for the novice and experienced alike
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!, 2 Feb 2014
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This was a Christmas gift.
It's practically perfect in every way.
Cannot fault it.
Love the cover!
Just buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stitch and Structure, 25 Jan 2014
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Excellent ideas book well set out and explicit on the process of achieving the finished effect you want. Lots of ideas to use as they are or to expand on.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A treasure trove of ideas, 14 Jan 2014
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This is a very clearly written, beautifully illustrated book which will inspire anyone interested in creating textured textiles, for whatever use. Full of ideas, I will return to it time and time again for inspiration.
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