Gwen Hedley

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SURFACES FOR STITCH : Plastics, Films & Fabrics

Signed copies
£14.99 POST FREE

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Excerpt from the Publisher’s blurb

Develop new and exciting surfaces for stitch – everything from polythene to plastic is combined with fabric and thread to produce innovative and inspiring pieces.

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

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.

DRAWN TO STITCH: Line, drawing and mark-making in textile art

Signed copies
£17.99 POST FREE

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This book is aimed at those who recognise the need for drawing as a basis for creative work, but are perhaps reticent when it comes to actually drawing. It aims to engender confidence and a readiness to enjoy the drawing process, and to develop stitch trials.

An excerpt from the Publisher’s blurb:

“The book covers line and mark-making tools, materials and methods – including printing and mixed media techniques – and then moves into stitch, explaining how to interpret many different line qualities, including crisp and sharp, soft and diffused, raised and recessed.

Full of inspiring ideas, this book is also illustrated with stunning examples of stitched textile work from some of today’s finest practitioners, providing insight into their creative thought processes.”

How to purchase

To purchase any book or CD please send me your name and address along with a cheque to:

  Copthorne, The Undercliff, Sandgate, Folkestone, Kent. CT20 3AT.

 If you would like an inscription in a book, please send me details of what you would like written.

CDs

Elements of Change

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This was the title of an exhibition concerned with disintegration. The CD shows sixty eight images including design references, explanatory text, art works and finished stitched pieces plus detailed close-ups.

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Surface and Structure

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This CD holds over a hundred printable images of surfaces and structures from the shoreline, and is concerned with disintegration. Many of them were used for the exhibition Elements of Change. It also contains guidelines on using the images for design reference.

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Elements of Change costs £4.95 POST FREE
Surface and Structure costs £6.95 POST FREE
Both together costs £10.50 POST FREE

How to purchase

To purchase any book or CD please send me your name and address along with a cheque to:

 

Copthorne, The Undercliff, Sandgate, Folkestone, Kent. CT20 3AT.

For more information about any item on this noticeboard, please contact the artist

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