Indian Inspirations (Paperback)Gisela Thwaites (author)
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Over the past few years Gisela has been making annual visits to India, studying the sumptuous textiles of the country and learning embroidery techniques from its people, and then incorporating these ideas into her own work and teaching. In response to this Indian inspiration she has developed a fresh approach to patchwork and quilting, characterised by rich embellishment and the bold juxtaposition of colours and fabrics. Now, through this book, you have the chance to learn these fabulous techniques too.
Drawing on her long experience as a needlewoman, Gisela offers Indian Inspirations as a resource for crazy patchwork enthusiasts of all skill levels. In the book she introduces many simple Indian-style embroidery stitches and techniques, then shows numerous ways in which you can use them to enhance your own patchwork and quilting.
Photographs of India, taken on Gisela's travels, give fascinating insights into the everyday lives of the country's embroiderers, dyers, weavers and fabric printers - and the pictures of new and antique Indian textiles, and of Gisela's own embellished quilts, will provide endless sources of inspiration for your own work.
Publisher: Traplet Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 120
Dimensions: 296 x 210 x 8 mm
Gisela Thwaites has made a study of Indian textiles and embroidery techniques. She offers the book as a resource for crazy patchwork enthusiasts and embroiderers. The early part of the book covers basic techniques such as transferring designs to fabric and there is a short section on planning and design. Interspersed through the book are examples of Indian textiles and the Inroduction is a homage to India in which the author describes some of her journeys and the reasons why she finds India such a fascinating country. One-third of the book is composed of templates for use with the projects discussed. These projects could easily be expanded for your own use, especially those which demonstrate making a single motif that could be applied to all manner of backgrounds. The techniques range from beadwork and patchwork to embroidery.* Workshop On The Web *
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