Wednesday 14 September 2016

Stitched Textiles: Birds ~ Search Press ~ Book Review

by Rachel Sumner

ISBN: 9781844489886
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: 20 July 2016
RRP: £15.99

Available direct from Search Press.


I really didn't know you could create
such amazing pictures with textiles.

If you have never used textiles in this way
before don't worry this book is going to take
you through everything you need to know.

You learn all about the equipment you will need.
How to create your design and sketch out
your ideas.
If you struggle to create designs it's okay
as the book takes you through using
artworks as inspiration.

The book then takes you through how you
will be using the fabric and how to use the

You are then taught how to use the fabrics
to build up a background,
create a foreground, stitching, final touches
and how to adapt your design.

Types of fabric selection are discussed
so that you can make the right decisions.

The book even takes you through how to dye fabrics
as well as using dissolvable fabric.


The techniques you learn can be used to create
any textile picture you want.
You can either follow the designs in the book
or create your own designs.

You are then taken through a number of designs
so that you can recreate them:
Seagulls on a Boat
Seagull on a Beach
Bird Ark

You also have galleries throughout
of different designs that you can make.

At the back of the book are the templates
you will need to create the designs within
the book.

The book is inspiring and informative.

Available direct from Search Press.


I received this book to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.


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