Beginner's Guide to Machine Embroidered Landscapes
by Alison Holt (9780855329174)

Beginner's Guide to Machine Embroidered Landscapes
Alison Holt
Release Date: 01 January 0001
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 80
Category: Embroidery
ISBN: 9780855329174
ISBN-10: 0855329173

Many people at first mistake Alison Holt's embroideries for paintings or even photographs. Alison's way of working has evolved into a technique of painting with threads on to a canvas of hand-painted silk. She uses two basic stitches - straight stitch in various combinations and zigzag stitch - to make fine and broad brushstrokes on silk, blending both to achieve stunning results. The raised embroidery on the glowing coloredcolorful background produces a beautiful three-dimensional effect. This comprehensive and colourful book covers everything from composing a landscape and setting up the machine to choosing threads and silk dyes and framing up. Alison encourages the reader to experiment with the techniques as they go along, making sure the colorcolorful, length and direction of stitch are right for the effect they are trying to recreate. Step-by-step demonstrations of an autumn river bank and colourful flower border are included as are many examples of Alison's inspiring and original work.

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