Handmade by Deb – June 2021
From inspiration to final design the UK artist shows how she creates her wonderful animal-themed stitched textiles using freestyle machine embroidery and a little bit of hand stitching. She says the thread becomes the pencil and the fabric becomes the paint. Her book is divided into 5 main parts – Where to start, Composition, Going further, Telling a story and Projects. It’s packed with insight into her creative process – from the materials she uses to step-by-step demonstrations of a whole range of techniques. There are 3 stitched textile projects – Sausage Dog, Midnight Fox and Acrobat Mouse. Templates are included. Delightful examples of the author’s work are featured throughout. As well as machine embroidery you’ll find collage, printing, drawing and some of the authors stories plus the methods she used in the work. You won’t find this anywhere else!