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From Art to Stitch
by Janet Edmonds

Soft Cover, 144 pages, $49.50 ($45.00)



Publisher's Description:
Janet Edmonds creates textile pieces inspired by the work of artists including Van Gogh, Kandinsky and Matisse. Outlining each artist's work, she explores her inspiration through art projects in various media, then develops them in stitch, producing a stitch sampler in each case and a beautiful finished textile project.

Janet Edmonds creates amazing textile pieces inspired by the artists Chuck Close, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Matisse, Hundertwasser, John Piper and Giorgio Morandi. She outlines each artist's work, sharing what inspires her, then creates a series of artistic projects using various media and techniques, exploring this inspiration. These works lead in each case to a stitching project, with a stitch sampler to introduce each one. Janet's finished textile pieces include stitched squares, a portrait, a purse, a landscape, a box-framed 3D piece, embroidered boxes, stitched panels with castings and more. The flexibound format makes this a practical workbook for artists as well as a rich source of inspiration and ideas.

* High profile author
* Exciting and original ideas to encourage readers to create and develop
  their own projects
* Beautiful textile pieces inspired by the world's most renowned artists
* Fascinating insight into artistic inspiration and processes
* Each chapter is an artistic workshop providing endless inspiration and ideas


About the Author:
Janet Edmonds trained at East Berkshire College, Windsor and The University of Hertfordshire, completing a BA (Hons) in Art and Design in 1998. She has many years experience of teaching City & Guilds courses in Embroidery in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, and also runs courses for the Embroiderers' Guild. Her own work is mainly three-dimensional and is based on natural forms and landscapes. When not teaching, gardening and walking in the beautiful Chiltern countryside where she lives provide Janet with the inspiration for her drawing, painting and stitching.


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