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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.

Seashore Creative Review

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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