Line is an essential component of all textile and surface art. When used effectively line and mark-making convey texture, tone, form, movement and mood.
Artist-teacher Gwen Hedley's Drawn to Stitch is a practical guide to the uses of line in embroidery and textile art, presented as a series of exercises designed to explore line’s potential and develop an artist's creativity. This helpful guide covers line and mark-making tools, materials and processes, including printing and mixed-media techniques. Hedley then moves into stitch, explaining how to interpret different line qualities from crisp and sharp to soft and diffused, from raised and overlaid to recessed and inlaid.
Full of inspiring ideas, Drawn to Stitch is illustrated with stunning examples of stitched-textile work.