Threadwork : Silks, Stitches, Beads and Cords, Paperback Book

Threadwork : Silks, Stitches, Beads and Cords Paperback

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This is a book about creating sumptuous embellished surfaces made by collaging rich colourful silks, transparent organza and ribbons stitching with embroidery threads and ribbons, knitting and other yarns, and adding further texture with raised embroidery, cords, metallic threads and beads.

Experience a process of creating where each application allows the surface to evolve from the first layer upwards with a sense of playfulness and thinking outside the square. The method or process is to create an original soft textile by assembling layers of fabric as a background that is embellished with stitches, quilting, beads and cords.

Within the 144 pages there are 28 amazing projects, all with full instructions for an exact reproduction, or ideas for using what is available, or combining techniques throughout the book to create a truly unique piece.

With beautiful photography of finished pieces, this book is a feast for the eyes and your creative spirit. 'You can't fail to be inspired by this wonderfully colourful book.

The 28 projects are all clearly explained and illustrated with an abundance of sketches and colour photographs ... every embroidery in the book is a mouth-watering confection.

In fact, I think the whole book is a 'zinger'! Stitch


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages, 144 Illustrations, color
  • Publisher: Sally Milner Publishing Pty Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Needlework & fabric crafts
  • ISBN: 9781863514033



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I recently acquired this book as I loved the cover and the colours in the book. This book is confusing, there are many creative ideas for wonderful threadwork and the book could be so much better with well structured projects. I could not follow some of the instructions very well and the editing seemed to be somewhat fragmented. I would recommend this book for experienced fibre and textile artists, but not for sheer beginners as there are no step by step photos. Diagrams replace those and I am not sure that it is to the benefit of demonstrating the incredible skills of Effie. I would suspect that a better editor would have made this a better book.