Slow Stitch has just that as its focus. Claire Wellesley smith writes about Mindfulness, slowing down and meditation; three things which seem to be on trend. How can we translate these into Textiles? Smith teaches us how to use natural methods to produce our own embroidered cloth and plant dyed projects.
In this second volume of Exploring Art Quilts, this creative and inspiring book which has been brought together by the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) 12 artists are interviewed and explored. With over 300 high quality images revealing the cutting edge of quilting art today. We will come across flat art quilts as well as more surprising variations, including a 3D head and even a dolls house. Other content explores how the work of juried artist members ties in with their own culture, with imag
Whether you’re a seasoned needlepointer working on your latest canvas or a new needlepointer working on your first, you may find yourself wishing you had an extra hand if: You’re experiencing hand fatigue from holding the canvas… You’d like to try two-handed stitching to increase your speed… Or, you want to improve your posture as […]
In The Embroidered Art of Chloe Giordano, get to understand the fine art stitched world, in which Giordano dwells. Her textile art is unique and is inspired by her love of the natural world in the form of wild life and flowers. A gallery of her work as well as projects are included in this book, so that we can learn how to create thread paintings of our own.
The Nature Of Creativity written by Jane E Hall is a timely book for our age, focusing on how our connection with nature can inspire us and evoke creativity from within. She discusses how a number of things connect together, such as mindfulness and the power of nature to make us feel positive coupled with a desire to create art and craft. You will learn how to nurture creativity to become an artist, using inspiration starting on your own doorstep.
There are man reasons why people quilt. Like, perhaps, all forms of handwork, quilting seems to incite introspection, dreams, memories, and much more as our mind and soul become immersed in the process of making something. We will look at how quilting can heal in this issue of Quilty Pleasures by Julie Rodgers.
Issue 20 of XStitch Magazine blows that myth apart! Our Mystery issue features fourteen original cross stitch patterns from some of the best designers in the business, all of whom have put their spin on the mysterious theme! Want to find out what you can sink your needle into? All will be revealed!
Coming to a new craft as a beginner isn’t easy. With so many inspiring needlepoint kits to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start or exactly what you need to begin. You want enough of a taster to see if you enjoy stitching but not something so challenging that it ends up in […]