Author(s): Maggie Grey
The latest book from two of the world's bestselling textile authors: Maggie Grey and Valerie Campbell-Harding. Their latest book looks at the new and exciting techniques to dissolve, melt and distort fabric, both before and after stitching. These techniques add texture, colour and depth to the work of all textile workers: embroiderers and quilters. Some of the fabrics and materials can be dissolved, some melted, some punched and slashed, and some distorted. The book explores the various techniques with easy-to-follow steps. All the methods are safe and without the need for specialised equipment. Fantastically illustrated with work by Maggie and Val and a selection from fellow textile artists, the book also includes clear step-by-step instructions and diagrams, plus tips on design. The book is logically structured as follows: Materials and Equipment, Washing Away the Fabric, Attacking the Fabric, and Distorting the Fabric. All the latest techniques and materials available both in the UK and the US are brought together in this book to ensure the textile artist has the a wealth of information to bring further creativity to their own work.
Maggie Grey is a highly experienced teacher of embroidery who exhibits her work and teaches world-wide. A former editor of The World of Embroidery, Britain's leading magazine on the subject, she is the author or co-author of several books, including Raising the Surface with Machine Embroidery and Paper, Metal and stitch. Apart from writing books and teaching extensively, Maggie edits the innovative and influential web magazine Workshop on the Web (www.workshopontheweb.com). Valerie Campbell-Harding is a legend of the textile world. Over several decades, she has written several books for Batsford, many bestsellers, including Layers of Stitch and Edges and Finishes. She teaches worldwide and is the former editor of the World of Embroidery