Stitch, Dissolve, Distort with Machine Embroidery by Valerie Campbell-Harding, Maggie Grey
Featuring new and exciting techniques on how to dissolve, melt, and distort fabric both before and after stitching, this guide explores the evolving and innovative materials that are introduced into the textile market and instructs fiber artists how to use them creatively and effectively. Whether dissolving, melting, punching, slashing, or distorting textiles, crafters can achieve fascinating effects using the handbook's easy-to-follow steps, design tips, and diagrams. The book's organization around three themes--stitch, dissolve, and distort--allows experienced embroiderers to easily incorporate fresh ideas into their favorite stitching styles.
Valerie Campbell-Harding is the author of numerous crafting books, including Edges and Finishes in Machine Embroidery, Layers of Stitch, and Textile Artistry. Maggie Grey is an embroidery teacher, a former editor of The World of Embroidery, and the current editor of the Web magazine Workshop. She is the coauthor of several books, including Paper, Metal, and Stitch.
Table of Contents
Introduction Stitch Free machining 10 Marks and stitches 10 Using free machining for texture 15 Free stitching with motifs or patterns 17 Painted stitches 19 Tone and texture 22 Overlock or serger 27 Pintucks 33 Zigzag, utility, and built-in patterns 36 Distorted stitches 38 Dissolve-Washing away Materials and methods 48 Wash-away film and fabric 52 Using motifs with water-soluble film 58 Outlining motifs with cords 63 Sticky soluble stabilizers 65 Water-soluble paper 67 Scrubbed paper napkins 78 Combining the media 81 Distorting the fabric Materials and equipment 86 Attacking the fabric 86 Melting the fabric 103 Shaping the fabric 120 Suppliers 126 Index 128