Mr. X Stitch Review – Jan 2020 -
The Royal School of Needlework RSN Applique (published by Search Press) is just one of a collection of books, each one covering a valuable skill.
Are you new to embroidery? Maybe new to this particular technique? Then you might wonder what you will need to get to begin learning this method via RSN Applique.
To really achieve the best results with this way of working, there are some hints, tips and instructional step by steps well worth following. The writer here details them visually, so that there is no confusion.
As mentioned above, step by step illustrations really help the reader to understand the method, as shown again via this image….
What makes it special?
Imagine that a The Royal School of Needlework as an organization will only convey the traditional, the historical? Well you may be surprised!
Library Journal 2016
Appliqué is most closely associated with quilting, but the technique of applying fabrics on top of one another is also used in fashion sewing and embroidery. In this guide to artistic appliqué, Cross, an instructor at the UK’s Royal School of Needlework, presents tutorials on the basic layering of fabric, and delves in to embellishing and adding dimension to decorative embroidery. Three guided projects allow embroiderers to practice their appliqué skills; the lessons throughout the book also lend themselves to the creation of original works. VERDICT Art quilters and embroiderers interested in exploring appliqué techniques will benefit from the detailed information found in this guide.
The Royal School of Needlework 6
Introduction to appliqué 8
History of appliqué 10
Getting started 22
Order of work 32
Transferring your design 34
Essential starting techniques 38
Principles of building up 40
Padding: layering up 42
Applying fabrics 48
Adding texture and interest 53
Using adhesives 56
Silk shading 70
Fern: in detail 78
Appliqué inspiration 80
Using metal threads 88
Cutting away 93
Poppy: in detail 100
Appliqué inspiration 103
Using sheer fabric for appliqué and shadow-work 108
Embroidery stitches 112
Suppliers and further reading 127
Glossary and Index 128