The Textile Artist: Layered and Stitched Pictures Katie Essam

61ptK3GRWLL._AC_US218_Pub: Search Press Ltd

Katie Essam’s fresh, modern style uses unique combinations of traditional techniques, and in this book she shows you how to create beautiful textile art inspired by the beauty in everyday objects. Stretch your imagination and be inspired by Katie’s fun, innovative ideas; learn how to draw inspiration from the animals, birds, gardens, beach huts and scenes that surround you; and use that inspiration as the fuel you need to create gorgeous stitched pictures.



Drawing using your sewing machine is both brilliant and fun..

and the finished effect is just stunning. Katie Essam has given us a different approach to this craft using simple and easy to follow instructions.

Applique has always been a beautiful addition to any sewn project, but Layered and Stitched Pictures takes it up to another level. From planning your project to your finished piece, this is a book that is both educational and inspiring.

Even if you have never used your sewing machine in this way before, under Katie’s excellent tutelage, you will be able to complete a project and get a beautiful finished piece of work.

Each project is simple to follow and with the templates included, they are perfect for practice, learning and if you have done this kind of sewing before, you will be spoiled for choice, as they are all quite different, but each are just divine.

I loved the Paint and Stitch section, the abundance of ideas are amazing. The Beach Scene was a favourite of mine, and while it is very simple in design the effect is stunning.

Techniques, tools, hints and tips are all included, and even how to display your finished art work is given importance.

A beautiful and inspiring book, that will be used time and time again.


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