As I am no longer teaching City & Guilds Machine and Hand Embroidery it is time to let my collection of books, fabrics and equipment pass on to others.
Please message me if you have any questions regarding any of these items.
Please note that there is only one of each item for sale.
Raising the Surface with Machine Embroidery by Maggie Grey £10.00 including postage
Soft Back edition of this wonderful machine embroidery book. Used but in very good condition. A classic for all those involved in the textile world. It features exciting, innovative and modern machine embroidery from one of the most accomplished writers on the subject. ‘Raising the Surface with Machine Embroidery’ is a book for everyone who is interested in texture in embroidery. Beautifully illustrated, it is structured in six chapters, covering : * Backgrounds, often using experimental or unusual materials * Raising the surface a little to produce highly textured, low-relief embroideries * The next step – raising the surface even more * Using applied motifs for high-relief textiles * Frames, masks and high-relief panels * Three-dimensional constructions, bowls, vessels and towers Lavishly illustrated with over 95 colour photgraphs, the book includes clear diagrams and detailed instructions, step-by-step where necessary. All you need is enthusiasm and a swing needle sewing machine to make the wonderful textures featured within these pages.
Fusing Fabric by Margaret Beal – £12.00 including postage
Hard Back edition of this innovative textile book. Used but in very good condition. Discover one of the most innovative techniques in textile art: cutting, fusing and marking fabrics with the soldering iron to create stunning effects. Illustrated with over 100 colour photographs of beautiful finished pieces
Inchies – Edited by Peggy Donda-Kobert – £5.00 including postage
Inchies are tiny, creative one-inch squares (2.54 x 2.54cm), and are a new and growing trend in the world of mixed media art. They are perfect for giving your imagination a free rein and for trying out new techniques and materials. You do not need a huge supply of fabric, yarns or embellishments, and most can probably be found in nature, or scattered around the home. In this book, different authors present a range of techniques and designs that will excite and inspire you to create your own versions of these miniature pieces of art. Build up your own collection, transform them into tiny boxes or unique items of jewellery, or use them to decorate bags, purses and keyrings. The possibilities are endless!
Stitching the Texured Surface – £10.00 including postage
Soft back book Stitching the Textured surface by Lynda Monk and Carol McFee. In excellent condition.