textile printing + hand stitching + collage

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Learn to create beautifully intricate and meticulously designed surfaces with some instruction from surface designer Lynn Krawczyk and the projects in The Hand-Stitched Surface.

Add new color and flair to your home¬†with hand-stitching projects! Written by noted surface designer Lynn Krawczyk,¬†The Hand-Stitched Surface¬†offers inspiring techniques and beautiful projects for creatingrichly layered mixed-media surfaces¬†on paper and fabric. It’s a fast world we live in; it’s important to remember to¬†slow down and savor your handiwork, and hand-stitching is the perfect craft for that.

After Krawczyk gives you an overview of tools and supplies you’ll be using, she will move you into a section on¬†stitching essentials¬†which¬†covers a range of¬†basic stitches and how they can be modified.

You will learn the following skills: 

  • Mixing thread weights for textural effects
  • Unique ways to create patterns for hand stitching
  • Exploring color
  • Tips and tricks for improvisational stitching
  • And much more!¬†

The fifteen keepsake-quality projects are perfect for the times when you feel you need to disconnect from the modern world and enjoy a quieter, more meditative hobby.


 

 

Draw, stamp, screen print, and more to create gorgeous art cloth!Intentional Printing walks you through a two-part approach to fabric design. Author Lynn Krawczyk starts by showing you how to develop your own distinct printing style by first identifying the colors, themes, and processes that speak to you and then using those ideas repeatedly to explore your furthest possibilities. At the same time, Lynn urges you to think beyond simply printing fabric and consider how the finished cloth will be used.She demonstrates a variety of printing, stamping, painting, and color techniques, encouraging you to identify what draws you back again and again and to push your personal themes as far as possible. Using examples of her work, Lynn then shows how she adapts her own preferred imagery to projects, explaining what works and what does not. You emerge with a solid knowledge of basic printing techniques, an understanding of how to apply them for maximum impact, and an appreciation of your own personal creative voice.