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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback Flexi-binding with flaps
  • Publication: 01 June 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215134
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 415
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP Price: £17.99
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The Textile Artist: Layered and Stitched Pictures


Using free machine embroidery and appliqué to create textile art inspired by everyday life by Katie Essam

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Book Description

A modern source of fun and innovative inspiration for any textile artist, built on the everyday world around you.

Katie Essam's fresh, modern style uses unique combinations of traditional techniques, and in this book she shows you how to create beautiful textile art inspired by the beauty in everyday objects.

Stretch your imagination and be inspired by Katie's fun, innovative ideas; learn how to draw inspiration from the animals, birds, gardens, beach huts and scenes that surround you; and use that inspiration as the fuel you need to create gorgeous stitched pictures.

Table of Contents

Before you start18
Setting up your machine20
Beach Scene26
step-by-step project
Finding ideas and inspiration38
Appliqué Hare48
step-by-step project
Paint and stitch62
Blue Tit64
step-by-step project
Hen and Rooster74
step-by-step project
Sewing Collage94
step-by-step project
Choosing your own design106
Jimmy the Cat108
step-by-step project
step-by-step project
Displaying your work126

About the Author

About Katie Essam

Katie Essam's passion for textiles began when she graduated form the University of Hertfordshire with a BA Hons in Contemporary Applied Art. She combines freehand machine embroidery, appliqué and other textile techniques to make original mixed media textile art pieces, inspired by the beauty in everyday objects and scenes. She especially loves turning personal photographs of family, pets or houses, into original, tailor-made pieces of textile art. Katie runs a variety of workshops around the UK teaching the techniques she uses to make her textile art. Katie lives in Bexhill, UK.

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