05 July 2017


BC Paperback Flexi-binding with flaps

216x280 mm



144 pages

Search Press

The Textile Artist

The Textile Artist: Layered Cloth

by Ann Small

Ann Small’s imaginative use of cutting and manipulating techniques, and her layering and colouring tricks, makes this your ‘go-to’ guide for bringing form and texture to your fabric artwork. This book is a rich resource and reference for textile artists seeking new ideas and who want to experiment with reverse appliqué and related techniques such as layering, trapunto, stacks, puffs and fabric manipulation.

  • Packed with techniques suitable for quilting and other textile art 
  • Three wearable step-by-step projects
  • Clear, close-up images make layering enjoyable and accessible. 

Book Contents

Introduction 6
Tools and materials 8
All about layering 14
Hand stitch embellishment 36
Inspiration and Design 44
Finding ideas 46
Textile art 64
Creating with colour 76
Pushing the Boundaries 84
Trapunto 86
Trapunto carving 92
Step-by-step project
Book stacks 98
Sculptural book stacks 102
Step-by-step project
Twisted spirals 110
Twisted blooms and buds 116
Step-by-step project
Puffs 122
Flower puffs 126
Step-by-step project
Three-dimensional appliqué 84
Handbag 134
Step-by-step project
Brooch 138
Step-by-step project
Scarf 140
Step-by-step project
Going further 142
Index 144

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