Thread Painting - hardback book by Liz Hubbard (1988)
This innovative and creative technique, developed by the remarkable artist, Liz Hubbard, opens up exciting possibilities for anyone who enjoys painting and/or embroidery. All you need is a swing-needle (zig-zag) sewing machine and a few paints or crayons and you are ready to create pictures of astonishing richness.
First, the fabric is painted very simply to give depth of colour and perspective, then free machine stitching is applied in the same way as an artist would use paint. The finished picture has the beauty of an oil painting at normal viewing distance, but on closer inspection reveals an intriguing stitched texture. The coloured threads have great sheen and clarity and bring a wonderful three dimensional quality to the picture.
Thread Painting offers an unusual spontaneity - you can work speedily or with precision, depending on your mood - and the picture design can evolve naturally as the process goes along. Because it is so easy to learn you can make your first really rewarding picture in a very short time, and soon go on to develop advanced skills.
Here Liz Hubbard guides you through all the practical and creative stages and offers a series of irresistible projects to lead you into your own designs. Throughout there are the most stimulating examples of her own extraordinary work - pieces of astonishing beauty to inspire every budding artist and make this book a rare pleasure to own.
This first edition hardback book from 1988 is in excellent condition. The 150 pages are clean and fresh and the dustcover is complete and unmarked.
Nominal size: approx. 20 cm (W) X 27 cm (H) (8 X 11 in)
This is a pre-owned book.