Learn to create beautifully intricate and meticulously designed surfaces with some instruction from surface designer Lynn Krawczyk and the projects in The Hand-Stitched Surface.Add new color and flair to your home with hand-stitching projects! Written by noted surface designer Lynn Krawczyk, The Hand-Stitched Surface offers inspiring techniques and beautiful projects for creating richly layered mixed-media surfaces on paper and fabric. It's a fast world we live in; it's important to remember to slow down and savor your handiwork, and hand-stitching is the perfect craft for that. After Krawczyk gives you an overview of tools and supplies you'll be using, she will move you into a section on stitching essentials which covers a range of basic stitches and how they can be modified. You will learn the following skills:
- Mixing thread weights for textural effects
- Unique ways to create patterns for hand stitching
- Exploring color
- Tips and tricks for improvisational stitching
- And much more!
The fifteen keepsake-quality projects are perfect for the times when you feel you need to disconnect from the modern world and enjoy a quieter, more meditative hobby.
|Publisher:||Creative Publishing int'l|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Lynn Krawczyk is a mixed-media surface design artist who focuses on pattern and color. Her work features painting, drawing, and hand stitching on both fabric and paper. Lynn has written nearly 50 magazine articles for such publications as Quilting Arts Magazine, Cloth Paper Scissors, Uppercase, Fiber Art Now, and Sew Somerset, and is the author of The Hand-Stitched Surface (CPi, 2017) and Intentional Printing: Simple Techniques for Inspired Fabric Art (Interweave, 2014).She also has a collection of floss with thread manufacturer Aurifil, Inked by Lynn Krawczyk, as well as three instructional DVD workshops with Quilting Arts/F&W Media: Print, Design, Compose; Color Theory Made Easy; and Thermofax Screen Printing Essentials. Lynn teaches surface design workshops at various venues throughout the United States. She lives in Plymouth, Michigan.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Oh my, this is one awesome book! You can create some exciting and creative gifts and decor for the house or a friend's home! I love that in this book, The Hand-Stitched Surface by Lynn Krawczyk you aren't working on fabric but even paper material! Something that isn't always seen and yet this book has some wonderful ideas to make a beautiful decoration with the use of many different materials. I just enjoy trying and taking a look at the different creative projects inside. Plus, with all the easy to follow visuals and tools you need, anyone can begin stitching on surfaces! This book actually reminds me of those online courses. It has actual images of the tools in the beginning, how to do certain stitches and with each project that you can find the page in the table of contents, there is also visuals of the image and simple steps to follow. Honestly, I don't think this can be something difficult for anyone to try and understand. For me, it just looks like fun and seems very simple and fun to stitch creative designs that are seen inside! Plus, this s actually so much fun because it's relaxing and can be done anywhere. I just really enjoy the idea of making great gifts from these projects, especially the stitched cards and something I can be used in my own home or give to another is coasters! Finally, this book is just creative, unique and not the same as many on the market! It really is for someone like me who loves trying new and different things! So with this wonderful book, I'm always in search of trying something new and now I have plenty of stitching projects I can get my hands on too! "Received a free copy for review"
Working in the design field for many years now, I’ve noticed that folksy fonts and typefaces, often with purposely imperfect, hand-drawn illustrations, are the dominating design trend today. They are everywhere, and for good reason, too — they’re fun, authentic, visually interesting, and endlessly engaging. This is sewing version of all that hand-made wonder. The book is straightforward, teaching (and encouraging) purposely imperfect embroidery, perfect for amateurs, casual crafters, or anyone looking for something “real” to do with their hands (and eyes). It teaches a wide variety of approaches, stitches, and 15 basic concepts for various projects — all really fun and on-trend. The book is well-designed and beautiful, with a clear and engaging layout, typography, alongside many photos and illustrations, too. So, it’s all very clear, with direct and clear text even when describing complex or hard-to-describe approaches.