Organic Embroidery by Meredith Woolnough
[Softover, 176 pages] Come on a creative journey with renowned textile artist Meredith Woolnough: bring your sketchbook and your sewing machine! Meredith works with a unique form of embroidery, creating sculptural artworks with a domestic sewing machine and water-soluble fabrics. Her ethereal embroideries explore and celebrate the beauty of nature, inspired by the patterns, structures and forms of coral, leaves and shells. Her artwork is breathtaking, and now for the first time Meredith offers crafters and finer artists a lesson in how to use the 'organic embroidery' technique. Look behind the scenes of her art process, from the initial fieldwork, sketching and research that inspires her designs, to the production of her embroidered sculptures. She guides you through 12 creativity-prompting activities to help you begin your own mastery of this method. Join in this stitched celebration of nature's beauty. Try these simple but highly versatile techniques yourself, and apply them to your own artistic creations.