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The Textile Artist
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Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Materials and equipment 8

Inspiration 20

Techniques 30

Colour and style 64

Sculptural Textile Projects 72

Souvenir Spoon 74

Fly Away Home 84

A Pocket Full of Posies 94

Time for Tea! 104

Angel Delight 116

Moving on 126

Index and template 128

About the Author

Priscilla Edwards has been making mixed media pieces in 2D and 3D since completing her degree in Embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University. Exploring identity, memory and nostalgia, Priscilla creates whimsical pieces that reflect her love of collecting ceramics, textiles and ephemera. Priscilla is continuously exhibiting her work, both nationally and internationally, and lectures in Higher Education for UCA (University of the Creative Arts). She also delivers a programme of independent workshops and talks in galleries, museums and schools.



Visit Priscilla's website www.priscillajones.wordpress.com

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Priscilla Edwards' contemporary mixed media artworks offer a refreshingly different approach to embroidery, taking stitch to an impressive new level within wire sculpture. With her imaginative use of the needle and love of retro vintage nostalgia, the artist has picked up on an enduring trend. In this guide, she reveals how to combine colour, stitch, shape, texture and layering to transform surfaces into beautiful, whimsical sculptures full of character, curiosity and charm. Learn about free-machine embroidery and hand-stitch, plus how to construct supporting frames. Every page of this guide is a visual joy, and there is also a comprehensive section on choosing tools and sourcing materials. 
*Embroidery Magazine*

This is a wonderful book. I have loved Priscilla's work for years, even to the point of driving to Thirsk at literally the opposite end of the country for a half-day workshop, years ago when I was able. Those lucky people in the north of England! I used to love her fabric collages on canvas, but this book is about her lovely ethereal textile sculptures, using humble materials and transforming them into the most beautiful works of art. She is a very generous person, detailing every step needed to create these pieces for ourselves, and a bonus is that she is in the UK, so there isn't the usual frustration of not being able to acquire supplies - for the most part. Yet another bonus is that her publisher has not given in to the latest trend of grey text and pale, barely there illustrations, as seems de rigeur in some contemporary textile books. If you are a fan of Priscilla's work, you will not be disappointed. And if you aren't - why aren't you?
*Amazon Customer Review*

We learn to use a variety of mixed media in this practical guide. Plain papers and fabrics are transformed through colour, texture, mark making, free-motion embroidery and hand stitching. With our confidence boosted, we can then tackle five exciting projects, which build complexity.
*Machine Knitting Monthly*

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