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Stitched Textiles: Seascapes – Amanda Hislop

Stitched Textiles: Seascapes - Amanda HislopSynopsis: Amanda Hislop reveals the skills and processes she uses to make her incredible textile seascapes.

Amanda Hislop’s Seascapes is a wonderful reference tool for all textile artists, whatever their skills level. Amanda puts particular emphasis on taking your work from initial inspiration through to the design stage. Her advice and guidance is all clearly explained through practical exercises and inspirational examples that then lead to projects which build upon and consolidate the lessons learned.

Textile artists, embroiders, painters and quilters whatever their skill level will be inspired by Amanda’s deep love for and fascination with the varied moods of the sea and coastal landscapes.

Exploration both of technique and design is at the heart of this book. Amanda reveals the skills and processes she uses to make her incredible textile seascapes. Featuring original projects, practical and enjoyable design exercises, and extensive sections on composition and mark-making, this instructional guide is brimming over with fabulous ideas for a stunning selection of fabric and stitch scenes.

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Here at Seashore Creative we love the coast and Amanda Hislop has a similar passion which shines throughout this delightful book.

Colour, texture and line are the elements of land and seascapes which she explores through drawing and painting, combining papers, fabric, threads and found textures she creates surfaces to which she applies colour in the form of acrylic paint and stitch.

The illustrations are beautiful, as Amanda details the way that she builds up her pictures. There is information about the materials that you will need, where to go for inspiration, how to mix colour and fascinating information about how to use free motion embroidery to draw with stitches.

There are also projects – Imagined Seascape, Stormy Seas, Waves Crash, Elements of the Shore, Sand Banks in the Estuary each with full details and advice about how to achieve the project.

This is a wonderful book full of inspiration for a creative weekend! Highly Recommended!

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Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Boats & Harbours in Watercolour –  Charles Evans

Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Boats & Harbours in Watercolour -  Charles EvansBuild your skills with quick & easy painting projects

Synopsis: An ideal beginner’s guide to painting boats and harbours in watercolour for artists who are short on time.

This guide to painting boats and harbours in watercolour is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time. Broken down into 33 quick and easy postcard size paintings, this basic course will teach you all the skills you need to paint boats, yachts or barges on calm seas or raging waves, including how to depict reflections in water, realistic spray and the suggestion of a busy harbourside or coastal village.


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EAT SURF LIVE – The Cornwall Travel Book by Bachernegg & Zimmermann

Eat Surf Live - Seashore Creative ReviewEAT SURF LIVE
The Cornwall Travel Book
By Vera Bachernegg and Katharina Maria Zimmermann

Synopsis: Eat Surf Live is a whole new approach to travel guides. With beautiful photography and wonderful design, it showcases the best of Cornwall. Travel with the authors as they visit secret spots, encounter local personalities and taste their way through this foodie Mecca. Part travel guide, part photo journal, part recipe book, Eat Surf Live is brimming with tips for a successful stay in this surfer’s paradise.

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This is an absolutely beautiful guide, we love everything about it! 
The book is a perfect size so that you can carry it with you, yet it is also packed with so much helpful information, places to visit, restaurants, beaches, local history and delicious recipes for traditional Cornish delicacies. Vera and Katharina obviously have a passion for Cornwall and this shines through in the narration, for example in their love poem to St. Ives and in the way they describe their journey around the county.
We love the stunning photography and the delightful illustrations including stylized maps, if you are planning a holiday in Cornwall, or are just in love with the county you will be fascinated by this delightful book! Highly Recommended!