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The focus of Surfaces for Stitch by Gwen Hedley is surface quality, and the key activities are experimenting and noting. Use this book as a working document, and the ideas in it as starting points for exciting stitch trials. Step-by-step instructions.


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Surfaces for Stitch
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Author: Gwen Hedley
Pages: 144
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: A Quilters Resource Publication
Cover: Soft
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Develop new and exciting surfaces for stitch, everything from polythene to plastic, is combined with fabric and thread to produce innovative and inspirational pieces.

Step-by-step instructions guide the embroider through all techniques, including fusing and bonding, laminating and layering, and manipulating and moulding.

Create stunning items using finished stitched pieces with a lively project section.

Lavishly illustrated throughout and with over 40 different surfaces and processes to choose from, this user-friendly sourcebook is brimming with ideas for the creative embroiderer.

Gwen is an experienced embroiderer and tutor who teaches and exhibits both in the UK and overseas. Her work appears in collections worldwide and has featured in numerous publications. Gwen regularly contributes to textile magazines and is a member of The Society of Designer-Craftsmen and The Practical Study Group.

Table of Contents

Introduction
5
Working with this Book
6
Chapter 1  
Materials and Equipment
7
Chapter 2  
Creating the Surfaces
19
Tyvek Film
20
Tyvek fabric
29
Polythene and pliable plastics
47
Stencil film and plastic fabric
67
Puff paints
75
Softsculpt
89
Adhesive webbing
98
Chapter 3  
Projects
107
Chapter 4  
Stitch Reference
131
Suppliers
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Further Reading
143
Index
144

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