Because I don't work with many specialty fabrics or unusual decorative stitching in my own sewing, I primarily use three kinds of thread—neutral piecing or sewing thread, silk thread for appliqué, and coordinating accent thread for ...
Author: Joanna Figueroa
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
More than 20 inspired quilting and sewing patterns As a generation of mostly self-taught, creative women takes to the world of fabric, quilting and sewing are joining forces in a way that they never have before. Long-time quilters, committed to their craft for decades, are starting to experiment with a bit of home sewing or simple sewing for their grandchildren. The younger side of the sewing community is embracing the world of patchwork and quilting, a world that once seemed inaccessible or even undesirable to younger seamstresses. With Fabric & Thread seamlessly bridges the language and intimidation gap between these two crafts and delivers a unique collection of projects that appeal to sewers and quilters alike. Featuring 20 new projects, With Fabric & Thread marries the nomenclature of both sewing and quilting to create an effortless set of instructions that anyone can follow. Plus, a special section features six patterns that can be accomplished two different ways: one using sewing techniques and one using quilting techniques. The result is two unique looks from a single pattern. Provides an excellent stepping-off point for sewers learning to quilt, and quilters learning to sew Chic projects, well-styled photos, and modern illustrations speak to this increasingly unified audience Good, basic, understandable instructions If you're a quilter experimenting with sewing, or vice versa, the beautiful designs in With Fabric & Thread give you everything you need to bring these two crafts together to make unique and inspired projects.
The diagram below gives all der the threads again and out in the upper the dimensions and shows how to pull the row , as at C. Now , under three threads fabric threads for the Italian hemstitching of the upper row , as at D. Bring it ...
Threads, once made, might be used as they are or plied with other threads to create stronger, thicker ones better ... No matter what the design, the weft is passed through from one side to the other, building up the fabric thread by ...
Author: Kassia St. Clair
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
A Sunday Times (UK) Book of the Year Shortlisted • Society of Authors' Somerset Maugham Award A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week The best-selling author of The Secret Lives of Color returns with this rollicking narrative of the 30,000-year history of fabric, briskly told through thirteen charismatic episodes. From colorful 30,000-year-old threads found on the floor of a Georgian cave to the Indian calicoes that sparked the Industrial Revolution, The Golden Thread weaves an illuminating story of human ingenuity. Design journalist Kassia St. Clair guides us through the technological advancements and cultural customs that would redefi ne human civilization—from the fabric that allowed mankind to achieve extraordinary things (traverse the oceans and shatter athletic records) and survive in unlikely places (outer space and the South Pole). She peoples her story with a motley cast of characters, including Xiling, the ancient Chinese empress credited with inventing silk, to Richard the Lionhearted and Bing Crosby. Offering insights into the economic and social dimensions of clothmaking—and countering the enduring, often demeaning, association of textiles as “merely women’s work”—The Golden Thread offers an alternative guide to our past, present, and future.
This inventive book is a treasure trove of over 40 inspiring practical exercises, a rich and creative exploration of fabric and stitch, and a fascinating all-round read.
Author: Elizabeth Healey
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A beautiful sewing reference guide full of exercises designed to inspire great ideas and motivate readers of all skill levels to create. This inventive book is a treasure trove of over 40 inspiring practical exercises, a rich and creative exploration of fabric and stitch, and a fascinating all-round read. Elizabeth Healey’s approach to sewing is that it should be fun, and not like a chore or an exam we need to excel in. Her aim is to simply encourage you to pick up a needle and thread and get sewing! The exercises draw inspiration from around the world: create corded works of art inspired by Milton Glaser’s iconic Bob Dylan poster; craft bold embroidered African masks; layer up and cut away to make Mola applique; use bleach and fabric paint to create Aboriginal dreamtime lizards; create knotted works of art inspired by ancient Mayan counting systems; embroider varsity cross-stitch letters; or try out decorative Japanese book binding. Alternatively, try a host of other techniques such as quilting, printing, dyeing, couching tumbled crockery, creating pleats and puckers, and needle lace. Packed with stitch galleries and bursting with slow sewing ideas, the book also contains “behind the stitches” features: illuminating insights into sewing movements such as Boro textiles, Gee’s Bend quilting, and Dorset buttons.
flV3H =S'l'lI)IS M3N 5N13I13V8d 21 FABRIC ' PAPER ' THREAD N G_. \\ I\. “Hutu. Embroidery thread (also called embroidery floss) comes in a rainbow of different colors. You can start a small collection of thread with six or eight colors, ...
Author: Kristen Sutcliffe
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Embroider fabric or paper to create 26 colorful projects you can make to use, wear, give, and brighten your space. Whether you’re super crafty or have never even picked up a needle and thread, you’ll find something here that you just have to make! Ever gotten bored with one of your tee shirts or tote bags? Learn how to transform them into unique pieces all your own using embroidery stitches and super simple appliqué. Craft a fab necklace, a cute cover for a boring notepad, or a chic bracelet in no time at all! • Make a quick and easy gift for a friend or for yourself. Choose a no-sew project like a colorful tasseled bead necklace or a cool notepad covered in your fave fabric • Crafts to do with your friends or on the go—take them on vacation, to camp, or anyplace you go Praise for Fabric Paper Thread “Sutcliffe’s first book is an approachable set of projects, mostly embroidery-based...Her aesthetic is charming: simple, often patterned, designs with easy-to-stitch lines, with just enough trendiness to appeal. . . . This book is a lovely gift to the supervised young crafter.” —Publishers Weekly “All of the projects are cool and fun, and appeal to anyone. Though most of the pictures have girls doing the projects, the projects aren’t girly and my son didn’t consider any of the projects “off limits” for a boy. . . . Fabric Paper Thread is full of ideas. Many of these projects will make great road trip and vacation projects, and I’m looking forward to trying them out with my kids.” —Sew A Straight Line
Contents Introduction Basic requirements The bit bag The thread bag Design sources Fabrics Hand - made fabrics Ready - made fabrics The quality and behaviour of fabrics Threads Hand - made threads Ready - made threads The quality and ...
Its surface can be enriched with stitches, such as raised chain band and raised stem stitch band, where the stiff threads of the ground could beused as the 'ladder' whichsupports these stitches.Sections of stiffenedfabric can beapplied ...
Author: Moyra McNeill
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Drawn thread embroidery has been practiced and esteemed for centuries, producing the kind of elaborate linen tablecloths, veils, and shawls passed down through generations. You might think it's too complicated, expensive, and time-consuming to do today. But, in fact, it can be done by anyone who is simply handy with a needle; instead of linen you can use many inexpensive modern fabrics; and while there are many meticulous, intricate designs and patterns, this unique book has lots of ideas for quick and easy projects that will lend beauty and drama to your home and wardrobe. There are separate chapters on all of the well-known drawn thread varieties--needleweaving, reticella, Russian drawn ground, Hedebo, and Hardanger--and even an explanation of how drawn thread techniques can be adapted to the sewing machine. With over 140 photographs and 97 line drawings, this comprehensive book brings a timeless art into the '90s with as much style as precision.
Stitch worked on a loosely woven fabric which has been stamped with dots in rows about 1/8 inch apart. Rows of dots must run straight with fabric threads. Horizontal stitches are done first and then connected by vertical stitches, ...
Author: Mary Brooks Picken
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
... since the thread that gave the greatest strength to seams broke less frequently than the other threads . FABRIC . — The count of fabric often appeared to be related to the type of damage - fabric damage tended to be more frequent ...