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9780713488883

Strip Patchwork

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  • ISBN13:

    9780713488883

  • ISBN10:

    0713488883

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-09-01
  • Publisher: Batsford
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Summary

This classic text by one of Britain's leading embroiderers explores every aspect of strip patchwork, an extremely versatile craft which can be used to create wall hangings, quilts, cushions or clothes. Including numerous design ideas as well as technical information, the book shows how abstract designs, geometric patterns and picture images can be easily built up with a variety of coloured strips of different lengths and widths. Detailed instructions for piecing strips by 15 different techniques are given, including log cabin, machine piecing and strips sewn to a backing, and there is a useful section on dyeing. Over 250 drawings and photographs help to explain the sewing techniques and offer a wealth of suggestions for attractive designs in strip patchwork. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Valerie Campbell-Harding trained at Chippenham Technical College, Goldsmiths College, University of London and Loughborough Art College, and has had extensive experience of teaching embroidery in adult education

Table of Contents

Acknowledgment 6(1)
Definitions 6(1)
Introduction: Design Ideas and Sources
7(16)
Proportion
16(7)
Dyeing
23(12)
Dyes
23(1)
Equipment
24(1)
Preparation
24(2)
Hot-water dyeing method
26(1)
Cold-water dyeing method
27(1)
Experimental methods
28(3)
Dyeing with tea
31(1)
Dyeing with onion skins
32(2)
Bleaching or discharge dyeing
34(1)
Sewing Methods
35(29)
Machine-pieced straight strips
36(2)
Machine-pieced curved strips
38(2)
Strips sewn to a paper backing
40(2)
Strips sewn to a fabric backing
42(2)
Bias-backed strips
44(2)
Pieced log cabin
46(2)
Log cabin on a fabric backing
48(2)
Paper-backed strips
50(2)
Wadded strips
52(2)
Folded log cabin
54(2)
Pleated strips on a fabric backing
56(1)
Frayed strips
57(1)
Vilene-backed strips
58(2)
Bonded strips
60(2)
Block patchwork using pre-stripped fabric
62(2)
Patchwork Using Plain Strips
64(18)
Designs for square blocks
66(1)
Designs using variations of traditional blocks
67(1)
Designing with strips of paper
68(1)
Block designs using windows
69(1)
Designing with cut paper shapes
70(2)
Designing simple clothes
72(3)
Designing with striped paper
75(1)
Radiating strips
76(1)
Parallel strips
77(3)
Stripes used as a background
80(2)
Log Cabin Patchwork
82(14)
Folded centres for log cabin
84(1)
Embroidered centres for log cabin
85(1)
Borders
86(1)
Using thick and thin stripes
87(1)
Log cabin within triangles and diamonds
88(1)
Log cabin within hexagons and octagons
89(1)
Log cabin on the diagonal
90(1)
V-shaped patterns
91(1)
Spiral patterns
92(1)
Variations on the standard log cabin block
93(3)
Strips of Patterns
96(7)
Patterns from pre-stripped fabric
97(2)
Shapes in strips
99(2)
Chevron patterns
101(1)
Diamonds and triangles
102(1)
Curved Strips
103(7)
Patterns using quarter circles
104(1)
Shallow curves
105(1)
Design ideas
106(3)
Using colour
109(1)
Textured Strips
110(13)
Woven and Interlaced Patterns
123(19)
Pieced weaving patterns
125(2)
Weaving patterns with diagonal stripes
127(3)
Plaits and twists
130(2)
Interlaced patterns
132(8)
Design by printing
140(2)
Bibliography 142(1)
Suppliers 143(1)
Index 144

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