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Paper, Metal & Stitch: Creating Surfaces with Color and Texture [Paperback]

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Item description for Paper, Metal & Stitch: Creating Surfaces with Color and Texture by Maggie Grey...

This timely project guide concentrates on two of the key materials being newly incorporated into textiles and fiber arts---paper and metal. Both media are covered in separate sections that describe the unique properties of each, as well as textural methods, adding color, and embellishing with stitches. Paper can be molded, formed, cut, torn, embossed, and stitched; metal adds a new gleam; and additional dimensions of the material are explored with soft sheet metals, meshes, wires, and coils. Concepts build through each section, starting with elemental embroidery and basic, texture-building steps, and moving to exciting finishing ideas for combining and mixing techniques for original and innovative results.

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Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.7" Width: 8.4" Height: 0.1"
Weight:   1.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 28, 2005
Publisher   Interweave Press
ISBN  1931499977  
ISBN13  9781931499972  

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More About Maggie Grey

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Maggie Grey is an experienced teacher of embroidery who teaches and exhibits her work worldwide. A former editor of "The World of Embroidery," Britain’ s leading magazine on the subject, she is the author and coauthor of several books, including "Raising the Surface with Machine Embroidery," She also edits the innovative and influential web magazine "Workshop on the Web "( Jane Wild is an artist specializing in mixed media, with a particular interest in paper and paper making. Her articles have been published in various magazines and her work has been shown widely in exhibitions, including London’ s Victoria & Albert Museum.

Maggie Grey was born in 1947.

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1Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Crafts & Hobbies > General
2Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Crafts & Hobbies > Papercrafts > General
3Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Crafts & Hobbies > Textile Arts

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Great eye candy and techniques for paper artists  Mar 24, 2007
This is a wonderful raw art book. It has some great textures in it with instructions. It is truly a mixed-media book. There are sections on fabric, paper, metal, and how to combine techniques. There are some techniques in there that I have never tried. I have and they turned out great. I do a lot of raw art collages. I was able to glean a lot of ideas from this book. The colors and textures are great eye candy. What I liked most about this book was that it showed you what you could do with the technique once you tried it. I think that is something that every art book should do since a lot of us artists are visual learners. I think that newbies can learn from the techniques and see what are some of the possible end pieces. More experienced artists can try different techniques and glean ideas from the picts.
this is one inspiring book!  Nov 7, 2006
I surely enjoyed this book and read and re-read it upon receiving my copy. the directions, list of sources, and photos were fantastic.
I would recommend this for anyone considering using these techniques in their artwork.
Amazing artwork  Nov 3, 2006
Absolutely love the art in this book. It isn't a how-to book, but gives you so many ideas and inspiration, that if you've done mixed media for a little while you probably can get a lot out of it.

I use it all the time to try new things and for inspiration.
teach an old dog to stitch!  Jan 18, 2006
i really thought that despite the beautiful cover and the name Maggie Grey, as she is quite the name when fabric is around, this book would be eye candy but not inspiring for me to "work on".
oh boy was i wrong! Ms. Grey's techniques for changing paper to metal and metal to stitch is quite fun! i thoroughly enjoyed just savoring every page the first time around and then i started actually playing. this is a terrific book for inspiration, teaching, learning, doing, and of course, her handiwork is quite the eye candy. i will have this book on my shelves for many years to come.
Paper Muse  Jan 8, 2006
Had to work today, so I took this book into the gallery with me. This book is enticing, enthralling, and full of that extra effort and creative spirit -- it's my paper muse.


Additionally, it seems very approachable for someone new to paper arts (as I am) and yet was also enjoyed by someone who has taught paper arts.

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