Knot Thread Stitch: Exploring Creativity through Embroidery and Mixed Media

Knot Thread Stitch: Exploring Creativity through Embroidery and Mixed Media

by Lisa Solomon


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592537723
Publisher: Quarry Books
Publication date: 07/01/2012
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,272,813
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Lisa Solomon is a studio artist that moonlights as a college professor and graphic designer. Profoundly interested in the idea of hybridization (sparked from her Happa heritage), Solomon's mixed-media works and installations revolve thematically around domesticity, craft, and triggers that may be construed as masculine and/or feminine. She is drawn to found objects tending to alter them conceptually so their meanings and original uses or intents are repurposed. She often fuses "wrong" things together—recontextualizing their original purposes, and incorporating materials that question the line between ART and CRAFT. She received her BA in art in 1995 from UC Berkeley and her MFA from Mills College in 2003. She has exhibited and works with galleries both nationally and internationally, is in numerous private and public collections, and is continually tweeking artworks in her backyard studio. She resides in Oakland, California with her husband, daughter, a three-legged cat, a cross-eyed cat, a deaf French bulldog, a pit-bull, and many, many spools of thread. She is the author of Knot Thread Stitch (Quarry Books, 2012).

Table of Contents


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Transfer Methods 101

Make Stuff

Project 1: Tea Towels

Part 1: Wipe and Dry Towels with a Sycamore Pod Pattern

Part 2: Hand-Embroidered Golden Sycamore Pods on a Printed Tea Towel

Artist Version: Eat, Drink, and Clean with lettering by Kate Bingaman Burt

Project 2: Pillowcases

Part 1: Sleeping on Clouds

Artist Version: Arrow Pillowcase by Martha McQuade

Project 3: Handkerchiefs

Part 1: Fight that Cold!

Artist Version: Embroidered Scales and He Loves Me Hankies by Blair C. Stocker

Artist Version: Updated Monograms by Blair C. Stocker

Project 4: Contemporary Sashiko

Part 1: Fireworks Skirt

Artist Version: Simple Coasters by Sally J. Shim

Project 5: Inspired Silhouettes

Part 1: Willy Nilly Stitched Cat and House

Artist Version: Floral Silhouette Pillow by Lisa Congdon

Project 6: Monogram Patches

Part 1: Shaggy Red Cross and Initial

Project 7: Drawing with Thread

Part 1: Poppy Pods

Project 8: Children as Muses

Part 1: Multi-eyed Monster Tote Bag

Artist Version: Portrait of Papa by Amy Karol and Delia Jean Matern

Project 9: Hand-Carved Stamp Designs

Part 1: Iron Apron

Artist Version: Leaf-stamp Card by Patricia Zapata

Project 10: 3D Mending

Part 1: Pom-Pom Scarf

Project 11: Portraits

Part 1: “Me and Gram” Photo-Based Portrait

Artist Version: Illustrative Portraits by Betsy Thompson

Project 12: Pet Portraits

Part 1: Wilfredo

Artist Version: Morran Pillow by Camilla Engman

Project 13: Fabric-covered Buttons

Part 1: Button Buttons

Artist Version: Fruit and Veggie Cross-stitch by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

Project 14: Shrink and Stitch It!

Part 1: Hexagon Necklace

Artist Version: Lion and Birdie Zipper Pulls and Key Chains with illustrations by Susie Ghahremani

Project 15: Modern Commemorative Samplers

Part 1: On This Date

Artist Version: “66 Years” by Heather Smith Jones

Project 16: T-shirts

Part 1: Austin American Tee

Artist Version: Birds in the Sky and Let’s Go Fly a Kite T-shirts by Christine Castro Hughes

Project 17: Felt Finger Puppets

Part 1: Handy the Robot and Sakura Kokeshi

Artist Version: Digit and Aiko by Wendy Crabb

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Stitch Guide

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About the Author


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