From Image to Stitch: Design Development without Drawing
by Maggie Grey (9781906388027)

From Image to Stitch: Design Development without Drawing
Maggie Grey
Release Date: 02 Jun 2008
Format: Hardback
Pages: 125
Category: Textile Artworks
Publisher: Anova Books
ISBN: 9781906388027
ISBN-10: 1906388024

This is the latest book from one of the world's leading textile artists and authors on designing for textiles, written especially for those with limited art training and drawing skills. "From Image to Stitch" takes a range of techniques - that don't include drawing - for design development, such as using computers (quite simple programs), digital cameras and images, photocopiers, tracing paper and copyright-free design books, and shows you how to make the most of them when designing textiles (especially with the photo transfer to fabric methods). Examples of the design process with a range of fully finished textile pieces help guide and inspire.The book is divided into four sections, each concentrating on an area of study: form in nature; landscape; travel; and ethnic sources. Suggestions for researching in each of these fields is given, and then how to translate the research and images into design and finished textiles. Of course the designs and transferred images will be embellished by hand and machine stitching, felting, applique and mixed media techniques - all explained step-by-step.This is an essential book for all textile artists who want to add more design and originality to their work from one of the most authoritative textile artists working today. This is the latest book from bestselling textile author Maggie Grey. It shows how to design in textile art without any formal design and drawing skills. It helps in designing with computer programs, digital cameras and photocopiers. It offers step-by-step instructions on how to go from image to stitch.

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