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Three-Dimensional Embroidery, methods of construction for the third dimension, by Janet Edmonds is packed with original ideas for unique three-dimensional textiles. Learn how to make beautiful bags and boxes, build geometric shapes, incorporate hand-made or manufactured beads into designs and create elegant edges, bases, feet and lids in your work.

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Cover Three-Dimensional Embroidery

Three-Dimensional Embroidery

Author: Jane Edmonds
Pages: 128
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: Batsford Publishing
Cover: Hard
Item Code: 4G4E0681
Weight: 2.0lb
MSRP: $24.95

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  • Develop your ideas from two into three dimensions, using observational drawings, abstract design work, models and mind maps.
  • Make beautiful bags and boxes
  • Build geometric shapes or natural forms from flat pieces.
  • Construct three-dimensional vessels using continuous lengths of fiber.
  • Manipulate and distort fabric to create form and surface texture.
  • Incorporate hand-made or manufactured beads into your three-dimensional designs.
  • Create elegant edges, bases, feet and lids to finish off your work. .

About the Author

Janet Edmonds studied stitched textiles at East Berkshire College and went on to gain a BA in Art and Design at the University of Hertfordshire. She now teaches at East Berkshire College and the world-renowned Missenden Abbey in Buckinghamshire, and she travels regularly on behalf of the Embroiderers' Guild.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
1. Design 10
The design brief 12
Research: gathering information 12
Thinking time 15
Selecting a starting point 16
The design process 18
2. Materials and Equipment 24
Materials 24
Tools and equipment 29
3. Constructing with Flat Pieces 34
Geometrics 35
Free Form 50
4. Continuous Lengths 54
Coiling 54
Free-form building with continuous lengths 65
5. Manipulated Methods 70
Fabrics 72
Manipulative techniques 74
Working with a former 90
6. Beads 94
Soft beads 96
Hard beads 102
Building with beads 108
7. Finishing Techniques 116
Edges and rims 116
Bases, supports and feet 118
Lids 122
Conclusion 124
Resources 126
Index 128

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