Release Date: 01 October 2010
Format: Paperback / softback
Category: The Arts
A step by step, illustrated guide to creating beautiful embroidery and textile art with your home sewing machine.
Filled with exciting projects, this book provides a first step for textile artists looking to learn all the methods and techniques they need to begin 'painting with threads' using their own home sewing machine. This is a classic handbook, with chapters covering tools and materials; methods and techniques; using your machine; experimenting with threads, fabrics and colours; creating your own designs and finishing and presenting your work. It will inspire enthusiastic beginners with limited textiles skills, as well as engaging those more experienced textile artists who wish to adopt new techniques. The core of the book is a series of technique-based masterclasses, with step-by-step instructions and photographs.
About Linda Miller
Linda Miller works from the Colour Factory Studios and Gallery in Winchester making machine embroidery using rayon, silks and metallic threads. Her work is exhibited in the V+A Museum shop and elsewhere and has been commissioned for many public collections. She has won a number of awards from the Crafts Council, and the Department of Trade and Industry, and well as Southern Arts and the Arts Council.
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