Embroidered Landscapes: Hand Embroidery, Layering & Surface Stitching

  Embroidered Landscapes: Hand Embroidery, Layering & Surface Stitching
Title: Embroidered Landscapes: Hand Embroidery, Layering & Surface Stitching
Judy Wilford

This book is about the processes and techniques of designing, stitching and completing realistic interpretations of Landscapes. The processes described in this book will enable any embroiderer from any country in the world to adapt and produce hand-embroidered landscapes portraying their own regions.

The techniques are the combination and adaption of different art genre, textiles, traditional stitch’s and hand embroidery techniques. It is the result of over 25 years of experiment, refinement and tutoring by author, Judy Wilford.

The book is divided into 2 parts.

Part 1 covers the materials and equipment needed to design and embroider a landscape: a simple landscape is adapted, designed, drawn up and used throughout demonstrating the layering techniques used for the background. Surface stitchery completes the foreground and covers the stitches used and adapted for the work required to produce surface elements such as grass, tress and flora that combine to make up the landscape. Part 1 contains the Project “Of the Tablelands”, this project can result in 2 completed works, - one depicting grasses as the main foreground feature and the other depicting the verge side flora of the region.

Part 2 contains projects based on different landforms. The coastlines, the Escarpments, The Plains and The Deserts, each further develop and extend techniques. They describe the landscape types and elements and the use of fabric and stitch to achieve specific effects. These effects could be sand patterns on beaches, the water ways of lakes and dams, vertical tree trunks and their textures, the wide expanse of deserts flowering or the crops and grasses of the plains and the closed secret canopies of the forests. As in Part 1, each of the landforms will have stitch samplers of specific elements and the flora of the region giving a total of 8 projects. 

No. of pages: 288pp
Cover type: Hardback
Trim size: 280 x 210 mm
Colour type: Full colour
Series: Milner Craft Series
Imprint: Sally Milner Publishing
ISBN: 978 1 86351 474 3
RRP: A$49.99



Part 1: The Hand Embroidered Landscape
1.    Materials and Equipment
2.    Design and landscape
3.    Layering: Fabric & Stitching
4.    Surface Elements: Grass
5.    Surface Elements: Trees
6.    Surface Elements: Flowers
7.    Natural Elements: The Land

Part 2: The Projects
8. The Coastlines  
9. Escarpments & Ranges
10. Plains & Deserts 

Part 3: Ending Off
11. Framing & Mounting
12. Expanded Lines
13. Stitch Glossary

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Introduction Part 1. 1. Materials and Equipment 2. Design and landscape Project 3. The work: 1. The layered background 4. The work: 2. Layered surface stitchery 5. Surface Elements: Grass sampler: c
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