Author(s): 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 applique 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.
Ann lives and works in Hertfordshire, and has exhibited widely in the UK, America and Canada. She trained in Canada, and also at Goldsmith's College, London. She has a Fine Art degree, and with her love of colour and design, she has developed unusual and exciting techniques in her current textile art work. Ann now devotes her time to mentoring and making, developing her work for exhibitions and galleries. She will be a featured artist in the Knitting and Stitching Show 2017.
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 applique 84 Handbag 134 Step-by-step project Brooch 138 Step-by-step project Scarf 140 Step-by-step project Going further 142 Index 144