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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 12 July 2024
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800922525
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 250
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £14.99
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Appliqué Art


Freehand machine-embroidered pictures by Abigail Mill

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Book Description

Step into the studio with much-loved textile artist and author Abigail Mill. This gorgeous book guides you step by step through 6 inspiring projects that reflect her ethereal style. 

'Whether you are a first time sewer hoping to develop your experience or a skilful sewer looking for a new challenge, this book will nurture your talent and take you on a colourful journey inspiring you to create wonderful pieces of your own.'

Sewing World

This sumptuous book features six beautiful step-by-step projects, with full-size templates included, as well as galleries of Abigail's unique, contemporary artworks, on themes including teatime treats, animals and the seaside. From fraying and layering to free machine embroidery and embellishment, this gorgeous book teaches you how to recreate Abigail’s whimsical style, and will inspire you to create wonderful pieces of your own with confidence and flair (and use up some of those stash and treasured fabrics, too!).

The book touches on Abigail’s inspirations and influences and looks in detail at the elements that bring her work to life: colour, texture, pattern and free-machine embroidery techniques.

This is a paperback edition of the best-selling original.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Materials and equipment 8
Inspiration 16
Colour 20
Texture and pattern 24
Techniques 28
Shop fronts 50
Teatime treats 64
Country garden 78
Animals 92
Seaside 106
Templates 122
Index 128

About the Author

About Abigail Mill

Abigail Mill studied Embroidered Textiles at Cumbria College of Art and Design and graduated in 1990. After graduating, she set up her business with the help of The Prince’s Trust and has been working ever since. Over the years she has developed her own unique style and technique of free machine embroidery, and has been featured in several craft books and magazines.

She has also taught in art schools and worked on private commissions, including artwork for the Buxton ward at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

As well as selling her pictures at art and craft fairs across the UK, Abigail runs a publishing business, printing greetings cards from her original artwork, which she sells through gift shops and galleries in the UK, France, America and Japan. She sells to major clients such as John Lewis and has been selected by the Crafts Council to exhibit regularly in New York and San Francisco. Abigail lives in Bristol, UK. www.abigailmill.co.uk

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